Dr. Samuel Ujewe, who teaches ARTSSCI 3GJ3 / Global Justice Inquiry, is a researcher and scholar in Applied Ethics & Health Policy, with specializations in inequities in global health, health and social justice, cross-cultural bioethics, and population health ethics. His research interests involve the integration of major equity theories with indigenous principles to enhance just and responsible policies, programs and services for the health of under-served populations. He obtained a First Class BA Hons in Philosophy from the University of Zimbabwe; a Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) in Bioethics from the University of Otago, NZ; and a PhD in Bioethics & Health Policy from the University of Central Lancashire, UK. He has also completed two Postdoctoral Fellowships, here at McMaster, and at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Between 2017 and 2018, while at the McMaster Institute on Ethics & Policy for Innovation (IEPI), Dr. Ujewe provided health ethics reviews and consultation to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on health research and interventions projects for Africa and Asia. He has also developed a research project on moral residue and health justice for under-served populations in the global south. He has taught Applied Ethics, Medical Ethics, Healthcare Ethics and Global Health Ethics in South Africa, UK, New Zealand, as well as in the McMaster Global Health Program for Medical Residents.
Dr Ujewe is currently a Research Fellow with the Canadian Institute for Genomics and Society and a Fellow and Sub-Faculty Chair at the Global Emerging Pathogen Treatment Consortium (GET-Africa), leading projects and research within the Cultural, Anthropological, Social, and Economic Impact (CASE) Work Group. He is also an Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK and a member of the International Forum of Teachers of Ethics, Bioethics and Medical Law (IFT). He is Co-Editor of a new book: Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Emerging Infectious Diseases in Africa: An Indigenous Response to Deadly Epidemics.