Daniel Buchman

Dr Daniel Buchman is a Bioethicist and Independent Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH.) He is also an Assistant Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, a member of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, and an Affiliate Scientist in the Krembil Research Institute at the University Health Network.

His research explores ethical issues at the intersection of clinical practice and public health. His primary areas of interests are ethics related to mental health, substance use, and chronic pain, with recent projects exploring ethics, chronic pain, and neurotechnologies; cannabis and corporate influences on mental health; stigma, chronic pain, and opioids; and ethics and artificial intelligence. He is the recipient of a 2020 AMS Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence and co-edited the book Pain Neuroethics and Bioethics (Academic Press, 2018).

Dr Buchman has provided ethics advice at the institutional, provincial, and federal levels and has served on committees such as the Canadian Association of Practising Healthcare Ethicists (2015-2019), the Canadian Blood Services Bioethics Advisory Committee (2016-2018), and is currently on the Board of the Canadian Bioethics Society.

Dr Buchman holds a BA from McGill University, a MSW from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (Bioethics/Neuroethics) from the University of British Columbia. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Queensland and completed fellowships in healthcare ethics consultation in acute care and community-based settings.

You can follow Dr Buchman on Twitter at: @DanielZBuchman.

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