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Professor researches key legal issues in fight against COVID-19
Lorian's research interests include public health law, regulation and governance of the health care system, patient safety, and hospital and governmental liability and accountability. She is the author of Introduction to Health Law, which is a textbook for policy-makers, managers, and health professionals.
Lorian is working on several projects relating to COVID-19, which address drug shortages, virtual medicine, public health emergencies, and care rationing guidelines. She has also done many media appearances on COVID-19, covering such topics as advance directives, the drug approval process, and Health Canada’s investigation of fraudulent COVID-curing products.
Lorian is part of a team that was awarded $6.13 million by the province's Major Innovation Fund to study antimicrobial resistance. This project involves researchers from across the University of Calgary from such disciplines as medicine, veterinary medicine, biology, economics, and public policy. This project adopts what is known as a "One Health Approach", which means that researchers will explore the issue by looking at human health, animal health, environmental health, and their relationship to one another. The University of Calgary recently recognized One Health as an Emerging Cross-Cutting Research Theme, which was proposed by Lorian and five other thought leaders.
Lorian is also currently working on projects relating to artificial intelligence in health, regulation of long-term care homes, and regulation of health professionals.