Dr. Calvin Wai-Loon HO

Associate Professor, Monash Law School, Monash University
Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, The University of Hong Kong

JSD, LLM, MSc, LLB (Hons), BSc (Hons), Dip (Statistics), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), Solicitor (England & Wales)

Calvin WL Ho (JSD, Cornell University) is Associate Professor with the Monash Law School at Monash University and Research Fellow with the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law at the University of Hong Kong. His research relates primarily to the governance of emergent health technologies (with focus on AI and digital health), and global health. In this connection, his research has been published in top tier journals, and he is a co-editor of Bioethics in Singapore (World Scientific, 2010) and Genetic Privacy (Imperial College Press, 2013), the author of Juridification in Bioethics (Imperial College Press, 2016), and an author of WHO Guidelines on Ethical Issues in Public Health Surveillance (World Health Organization 2017). Calvin is an Ethics Board member of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), Co-Chair of the Expert Group on Ethical Considerations of Social Listening and Infodemic Management of the World Health Organization (WHO), and also a member of WHO’s COVID-19 Ethics Working Group. Prior to joining HKU, he taught at the National University of Singapore, and was Co-Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Bioethics in Singapore.



More Publications
  • Calvin Wai-Loon Ho. Karel Caals and Haihong Zhang. “Heralding the Digitalization of Life in Post-Pandemic East Asian Societies”, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 17 (2020): 657–66.
  • Calvin Wai-Loon Ho. Joseph Ali and Karel Caals. “Ensuring Trustworthy Use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics in Health Insurance”, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 98(4) (2020):263-269.
  • Competitive Grant Award from the World Health Organization in 2021, “Comparative Analysis of the Digitalization of Public Health Interventions in India and China” (Principal Investigator: Calvin Ho)
  • Calvin Wai-Loon Ho and Karel Caals. “A Call for an Ethics and Governance Action Plan to Harness the Power of Artificial Intelligence and Digitalization in Nephrology”, Seminars in Nephrology (2021) 41, no. 3 (2021): 282-293.
  • Calvin Wai-Loon Ho. “When Learning Is Continuous: Bridging the Research–Therapy Divide in the Regulatory Governance of Artificial Intelligence as Medical Devices”. In G. Laurie, E. Dove, A. Ganguli-Mitra, C. McMillan, E. Postan, N. Sethi, et al. (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Health Research Regulation (Cambridge Law Handbooks, 2021:pp. 277-286). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi:10.1017/9781108620024.035
  • Competitive Grant Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in 2021, “Machine M.D.: How Should We Regulate AI in Health Care” (Co-Investigator: Calvin Ho)
  • Yann Joly, Gratien Dalpé, Charles Dupras, Bénédicte Bévière-Boyer, Aisling de Paor, Edward S. Dove, Palmira Granados Moreno, Calvin Wai-Loon Ho, Chih-Hsing Ho, Katharina Ó Cathaoir, Kazuto Kato, Hannah Kim, Lingqiao Song, Timo Minssen, Pilar Nicolás, Margaret Otlowski, Anya E. R. Prince, Athira P. S. Nair, Ine Van Hoyweghen, Torsten H. Voigt, Chisato Yamasaki and Yvonne Bombard. “Establishing the International Genetic Discrimination Observatory”, Nature Genetics, 52 (2020): 466–468.
  • Calvin Wai-Loon Ho. “The Regulation of Human Germline Genome Modification in Singapore”. In: Andrea Boggio, Cesare P. R. Romano Jessica Almqvist (Eds.), Human Germline Genome Modification and the Right to Science: A Comparative Study of National Laws and Policies (pp. 516-540). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.
  • Calvin Wai-Loon Ho. “The Bearable Lightness of Relationality: Actor-Network-Theory as a Mode of Comparative Law”. In: Marie-Andrée Jacob and Anna Kirkland (eds.), Research Handbook on Socio-Legal Studies of Medicine and Health (pp. 133-150). Cheltenham and Northampton: Edward Elgar, 2020.
  • Calvin Wai-Loon Ho. Juridification in Bioethics: Governance of Pluripotent Cell Research. London: Imperial College Press, 2016.
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