Béatrice Godard is a professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine at Université de Montréal. She previously oversaw the university's Bioethics Programmes (June 2004-June 2010).
Prof. Godard teaches research ethics and bioethics research methods and has explored socio-ethical questions in biomedical research for several years. Her current work is focused on emerging ethical responsibilities at the interface of research and clinical settings, especially in the field of genetics, as well as the socio-ethical issues arising from personalized medicine and the use of omics technologies in pharmacogenomics and nutrigenomics. More recently, she assessed the impacts of biomedical research, and more specifically nutrigenomics, on global health.
Since the start of her career, she has taken part in numerous national and international conferences. She is also a member of several ethics and editorial committees.