Mind and Brain

Chandler JA, van der Loos K, Boehnke S, Buchman DZ, Beaudry JS, Illes J. (2022). Brain computer interfaces and communication disabilities: Ethical, legal and social aspects of decoding speech from the brain. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2022.841035

Schmitz-Luhn B, Chandler JA, on behalf of the iCare-PD consortium. 2022. Ethical and legal aspects of technology-assisted care in neurodegenerative disease. Journal of Personalized Medicine 12(6):1011

Chandler JA, van der Loos K, Boehnke S, Buchman DZ, Beaudry JS, Illes J. (2021). Building communications neurotechnology for high stakes communications. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 22, 587-588.

Chandler JA, Cabrera L, Doshi P, Fecteau S, Herrera-Ferrá K, Fins JJ, Guinjoan S, Hamani C, Hevía M, Honey M, Illes J, Kopell B, Lipsman N, Oliveira-Maya A, MacDonald P, Mayberg H, *Nadler R, Nuttin B, Rangel C, Ribeiro R, Wu, H. 2021. International legal approaches to neurosurgery for psychiatric disorders. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Wu H et al. 2020. Deep brain stimulation for refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) : emerging or established therapy? Molecular Psychiatry 26:60-65.

Marloth M, Chandler JA, and Vogeley K. 2020. Psychiatric interventions in virtual reality: Why we need an ethical framework. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 29(4):574-584.

Martinez-Martin N, Dasgupta I, Carter A, Chandler JA, Kellmeyer P, Kreitmair K, Weiss A, Cabrera LY. 2020. Ethics of digital mental health during COVID-19:  Crisis and opportunities. JMIR Mental Health 7(12):e23776.

Berryessa, C. and Chandler JA. 2020. The “new” role of the defense attorney in relation to biological interventions as rehabilitative strategies. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. 59(7):389-415. Preprint available here.

Nadler, R. and Chandler JA. 2019. Legal Regulation of psychosurgery: A fifty-state survey. Journal of Legal Medicine 39(4):335-399.

Knack N, Chandler JA, Fedoroff JP. 2020. A qualitative study of forensic patients’ perceptions of quasi-coercive offers of biological treatment. Behavioral Sciences & Law. 38(2):135-151.

Chandler JA, Kilty J, Holmes D. 2019. Medicalized metamorphosis: “Biological” rehabilitation of criminal offenders. Critical Criminology

Sample, M. et al. 2019. Brain-computer interfaces and personhood: interdisciplinary deliberations on neural technology. Journal of Neural Engineering 16(6).

Kellmeyer, P., Chandler, J., Cabrera, L., Carter, A., Kreitmair, K., Weiss, A., Illes, J. Emerging Issues, Task Force, International Neuroethics Society. 2019. Neuroethics at 15: The Current and Future Environment for Neuroethics, AJOB Neuroscience, 10(3):104-110.

Judy Illes, Samuel Weiss, Jaideep Bains, Jennifer A. Chandler, Patricia Conrod, Yves De Koninck, Lesley K. Fellows, Deanna Groetzinger, Eric Racine, Julie M. Robillard, and Marla B. Sokolowski. 2019. A neuroethics backbone for the evolving Canadian brain research strategy. Neuron 101:370-374.

Hashmi, SS, Chandler JA, Fedoroff JP. 2018. Respect for intimacy among persons whose privacy is compromised. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 46(3):295-297.

Chandler JA, Harrel N and Potkonjak T. 2018. Neurolaw today: A systematic review of the recent law and neuroscience literature. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2018.04.00

Chandler JA. 2018. Neurolaw and neuroethics. Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics 27(Sp Issue 4):590-598.

Whitehead, R. and Chandler JA. 2018. Biocriminal justice: Exploring public attitudes to criminal rehabilitation using biomedical treatments. Neuroethics.

Jens Clausen, Eberhard Fetz, John Donoghue, Junichi Ushiba, Ulrike Sporhase, Jennifer Chandler, Niels Birbaumer, Surjo R. Soekadar, 2017. Help, hope and hype: Ethical dimensions of neuroprosthetics. Science. 356(6345):1338-1339.

Jennifer A Chandler, “The impact of biological psychiatry on the law: Evidence, blame and social solidarity” (2017) 54(3) Alberta Law Review 831-848.

Racine, E., Aspler, J. Forlini C., and Chandler, J.A. “Contextualized Autonomy and Liberalism: Broadening the lenses on complementary and alternative medicines in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease” (2017) 27(1) Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 1-41.

Chandler J.A., Sun, J. and Racine E. “Online public reactions to fMRI communication with patients with disorders of consciousness: Quality of life, end of life decision-making and concerns with misdiagnosis.” (2017) AJOB Empirical Bioethics 8(1):40-51.

Colleen Berryessa, Jennifer A Chandler and Peter Reiner, “Public attitudes towards legally coerced biological treatments of criminals,” (2016) Journal of Law and Biosciences 3(3): 447-467.

Racine, E. , Forlini, C., Aspler, J., Chandler J. “Complementary and alternative medicine in the context of earlier diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease: Opening the conversation to prepare ethical responses” (2016) 51(1) J. Alzheimers Disease 1-9.

Jennifer A. Chandler, “The use of neuroscientific evidence in Canadian criminal proceedings.” (2015) 2(3) Journal of Law and Bioscience 550-579.

Michael Purcell, Jennifer A. Chandler, J. Paul Fedoroff, “The use of phallometric evidence in Canadian criminal law.” (2015) 43 J. of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 141-153.

Eric Racine, Tristana Martin Rubio, Jennifer Chandler, Cynthia Forlini, Jayne Lucke, “The value and pitfalls of speculation about science and technology in bioethics: The case of cognitive enhancement,” (2014) 17(3) Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 325-337.

J.A. Chandler, A. Mogyoros, T. Martin Rubio, E. Racine, “A second look at the legal and ethical consequences of pharmacological memory dampening: The case of sexual assault” (2013) 41(4) Journal of Law Medicine and Ethics 859-871. Preprint available here.

Chandler, J.A. 2013. Autonomy and the Unintended Legal Consequences of Emerging Neurotherapies. Neuroethics 6(2):249-263.

Jennifer A. Chandler, “Reading the Judicial Mind: How will courts react to the use of neuroimaging technologies for detecting deception?” (2010) 33(1) Dalhousie Law Journal 85-116.

Organ Donation and Transplantation

Murphy N, Weijer C, Chandler JA, D’Aragon F, Healey A, Weiss MJ, Slessarev M. 2022. Best foot forward: now is the time for Canadian ethical guidance on prospective interventional trials of antemortem interventions of antemortem interventions in organ donation. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 69(10):1196-1202

Dhanani S, et al. for the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group and Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program. 2021. Resumption of cardiac activity after withdrawal of life-sustaining measures. New England Journal of Medicine. 384:345-352

Ibrahim B, Dawson R, Chandler JA, Goldberg A, Hartell D, Hornby L, Simpson C, Weiss, MJ, Wilson LC, Wilson, TM, Fortin MC. 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic and organ donation and transplantation:  Ethical issues.  BMC Medical Ethics. 22:142

van Beinum A, Murphy N, Weijer C, Gruben V, Sarti A, Hornby L, Dhanani S, Chandler JA. 2021. Family experiences with nontherapeutic research on dying patients in the intensive care unit. Journal of Medical Ethics Published online first: 14 July 2021. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2021-107311

Weiss, MJ, Chandler JA, van Beinum A, Harvey D. 2021. Ethical considerations in the use of pre-mortem interventions to support deceased organ donation: A scoping review. Transplantation Reviews 35(4):100635.

Murphy N, Weijer C, Smith M, Chandler JA, Chamberlain E, Gofton T, Slessarev M. 2021. Controlled donation after circulatory determination of death:  A scoping review of ethical issues, key concepts and arguments. J. Law Medicine & Ethics 49(3):418-440

Greenberg R, Goldberg A, Anthony S, Buchman DZ, Delaney S, Gruben V, Holdsworth S, Le Foll B, Leung M, Lien D, Lynch MJ, Selzner N, Chandler JA, Fortin MCF.  2021. Canadian Society of Transplantation White Paper: Ethical and legal principles for alcohol and cannabis use in solid organ listing and allocation. Transplantation. 105(9):1957-1964.

Van Beinum, A., Healey A., Chandler J. et al. 2020. Appeals for somatic support after neurological determination of death: Canadian physician experiences. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.

Zhang K. et al. on behalf of Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG). 2020. Patient and family centered care of critically ill patients who are potential organ donors: A qualitative study protocol of family member perspectives. BMJ Open. 10:e037527.

Sherri Yazdani, Daniel Z Buchman, Linda Wright and Jennifer A Chandler. 2018. Organ donation in the context of medical assistance in dying (MAID): Ethical and legal issues facing Canada. McGill Journal of Law and Health 11(2):59-85.

Chandler, JA, Connors, M., Holland, G., Shemie, S.D. 2017. ‘Effective’ requesting: A scoping review of the literature on asking families to consent to organ and tissue donation. Transplantation, 101(5S):S1-S16.

Robertson, A, Shemie, SD, Beitel, J, Chandler, JA, Ferre, E, Evans J, Haun, M, Torrance, S. 2017. End of life conversations with families of potential donors: Leading practices in offering the opportunity for organ donation. Transplantation 101(5S):S17-S26.

Marie-Chantal Fortin, Daniel Buchman, Linda Wright, Jennifer Chandler, Sean Delaney, Todd Fairhead, Rob Gallagher, David Grant, Rebecca Greenberg, David Hartell, Sandra Holdsworth, David Landsberg, Steven Paraskevas, Lee-Ann Tibbles, Kimberly Young, Lori West, Atul Humar, “Public solicitation of anonymous organ donors: A position paper by the Canadian Society of Transplantation” (2017) 101 Transplantation 17-20.

J.A. Burkell, J.A. Chandler and S.D. Shemie, “Attitudes toward Reciprocity Systems for Organ Donation and Allocation for Transplantation,” (2013) 38(5) Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 957-986.

Jennifer A. Chandler, Jacquelyn Burkell and Sam D. Shemie, “Priority in organ allocation to previously registered donors: Public perceptions of the fairness and effectiveness of priority systems” (2012) 22(4) Progress in Transplantation 413-422.

S.D. Shemie, L. Hornby, J. Chandler, P. Nickerson, J. Burkell, “Lifetime Probabilities of Needing an Organ Transplant versus Donating an Organ after Death,” (2011) 11(10) American Journal of Transplantation 2085-2092.

Jennifer A. Chandler, “Priority Systems in the Allocation of Organs for Transplant: Should we reward those who have previously agreed to donate?” (2005) 13 Health Law Journal 99-138. Preprint:


Lazin S and Chandler JA. 2022. Two views of vulnerability in the evolution of Canada’s medical assistance in dying law. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. DOI: 10.1017/S0963180121000943.

Jennifer A. Chandler “‘Obligatory Technologies’: Explaining why people feel compelled to use certain technologies” (2012) 32(4) Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 255-264.

Jennifer A. Chandler, “Does a patient have a constitutional right to freedom of medical research? Regenerative medicine and therapeutic cloning research in Canada,” (2012) 6(2) McGill Journal of Law and Health 1-53.

Jennifer A. Chandler ““Obligatory technologies” and the autonomy of patients in biomedical ethics” (2011) 20(4) Griffith Law Review 905-930. Preprint available here.

Jennifer A. Chandler and Katherine Levitt, “Spatial Data Quality: The Duty to Warn Users of Risks Associated with Using Spatial Data,” (2011) 49(1) Alberta L. Review 79-106.

Teresa Scassa, Jennifer A. Chandler and Elizabeth F. Judge, “Data Privacy Issues Arising from the Deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems,” (2011) 74(1) Saskatchewan Law review 117-164.

Jennifer A. Chandler, “Technological Self-Help and Equality in Cyberspace” (2010) 56(1) McGill Law Journal 39-76.

Jennifer A. Chandler “Stem Cell Tourism: Doctors’ Duties to Minors and other Incompetent Patients,” (an Open Peer Commentary on Zarzeczny and Caulfield “Stem Cell Tourism and Doctors’ Duties to Minors – A View from Canada” (2010) 10(5) Am. J. Bioethics 3-15) at p. 27-28.

Jennifer A. Chandler, “Science discovers, genius invents, industry applies, and man adapts himself…Some thoughts on human autonomy, law and technology,” in Chandler ed. “Human Autonomy, Law and Technology” (2010) 30(1) Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 3, 14-17.

Amy Zarzeczny, Christopher Scott, Insoo Hyun, Jami Bennett, Jennifer Chandler, Sophie Chargé, Heather Heine, Rosario Isasi, Kazuto Kato, Robin Lovell-Badge, Kelly McNagny, Duanqing Pei, Janet Rossant, Azim Surani, Patrick L. Taylor, Ubaka Ogbogu, Timothy Caulfield, “iPS Cells: Mapping the Policy Issues” (2009) 139(6) Cell 1032-1037.

Jennifer A. Chandler, “Negligence Liability for Breaches of Data Security,” (2008) 23(2) Banking and Finance Law Review 223-273. Preprint available here.

Jennifer A. Chandler, “A Right to Reach an Audience: An Approach to Intermediary Bias on the Internet,” (2007) 35(3) Hofstra Law Review 1095-1137. Preprint available here.

Jennifer A. Chandler, “The Autonomy of Technology: Do courts control technology or do they just legitimize its social acceptance?” (2007) 27(5) Bulletin of Science Technology & Society 339-348. Preprint available here.

Jennifer A. Chandler, “Liability for Botnet Attacks,” (2006) 5(1) Canadian Journal of Law and Technology 13 -25.

Jennifer Chandler, “Security in Cyberspace: Combatting Distributed Denial of Service Attacks,” (2003-2004) 1 U.O.L.T.J. 231-261.