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Book launch: Live Like Nobody Is Watching with Author Dr. Anita Ho

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UBC School of Population and Public Health and Centre for Advancing Health Outcomes are pleased to invite you to our next book launch event!

From convenience to privacy implications, join us for a thought-provoking conversation into the complexities of AI health monitoring and its potential effects on your autonomy.

Hear from Clinical Associate Professor and Author Anita Ho, PhD, MPH who will delve into insights from her newly released book Live Like Nobody is Watching: Relational Autonomy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence Health Monitoring. Discover a wide range of topics, exploring how cultural norms surrounding personal responsibility, healthy living, aging, trust, and caregiving are shaped by interpersonal and socio-systemic conditions.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional, an ethics enthusiast, or simply intrigued by the juncture of health and technology, don’t miss this opportunity to engage with a brilliant mind at the forefront of ethical technology and autonomy.

The event includes a media interview and later opens floors for questions. Refreshments and food will be served.


Doors open at 4:40pm PT
Event starts at 5pm PT


In-person: Lobby, School of Population and Public Health, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3
Online: Zoom

About the Author:

Anita Ho (PhD, MPH) is a bioethicist and health services researcher with a unique combined academic training and experience in philosophy, clinical/organizational ethics, public health, and business. She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at the Centre for Applied Ethics at UBC, Associate Professor (Adjunct Track) and in the Bioethics Program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and a Scientist at the Centre for Advancing Health Outcomes. She is also the Vice President of Ethics (Northern California) for CommonSpirit Health.

An international scholar and author of more than 80 publications, Anita is an elected fellow of The Hastings Center. Her current research focuses on ethical dimensions of utilizing innovative and artificial intelligence technologies in health care, research and trial design ethics, supportive decision making, and end-of-life care decisions. She is particularly interested in systemic and social justice issues arising in health care, especially around how technologies may affect health care delivery for various populations. Her broader research areas include trust and decision making in clinical and research medicine, family-centered care, health-care resource allocation and disparity, organizational and system ethics in health care, cross-cultural and global health ethics, professional-patient relationship, ethics education for health professionals, disability and pain experiences, and various concepts of autonomy. Her new book, Live Like Nobody is Watching: Relational Autonomy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence Health Monitoring, was published by Oxford University Press in May 2023.

Read more about Dr. Anita Ho’s book.

The book is now available at the UBC Bookstore. Check out the book sale table on the day of the in-person event.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at spph.communications@ubc.ca.


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