Y.Y. Brandon Chen
SJD, JD, MSW
Health & Migration Law Scholar
Educator, Lawyer, Social Worker
A lawyer and a social worker by training, I am currently an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), located on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People. Subjects that I teach include public law, constitutional law, health law, and immigration and refugee law.
My research program leverages socio-legal studies, action research, and community engagement to critically examine health inequities experienced by marginalized groups, particularly international migrants, racialized minorities, and people living with HIV/AIDS.
Generally, the topics of my research and writing lie at the intersection between health law and immigration law. They include, among others, social determinants of migrant health, health care access and entitlement, health and human rights, social citizenship and belonging.