Arnold L Johnson Chair in Health Care Ethics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Prof Schwartz is senior investigator on a program of studies examining the ethical challenges faced by humanitarian healthcare providers, including the ethics of palliative care in complex humanitarian emergencies. Prof Schwartz is a member of the Ethics Review Board (ERB) of Médecins Sans Frontières, and co-chaired the World Health Organization’s Public Health Ethics Consultative Group on the Guidance for Managing Ethical Issues in Infectious Disease Outbreaks.