Dr. Racine is a leading international researcher in bioethics with recognized contributions to the development of neuroethics and pragmatic ethics. He is the author of Pragmatic Neuroethics: Improving Treatment and Understanding of the Mind-Brain, published by MIT Press. Inspired by philosophical pragmatism, his research aims to bring to the forefront the lived experience of ethically problematic situations by patients and stakeholders and then to resolve them collaboratively through deliberative and evidence-informed processes.

  • Director, Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit
  • Full Research Professor at IRCM and Université de Montréal (Department of Medicine with accreditation in social and preventive medicine / bioethics)
  • Full Research Professor, Université de Montréal
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine (Division of Experimental Medicine) and Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
  • Affiliate member, National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia
Awards and honours
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
  • FRQ-S Research Scholars emeritus
  • FRQ-S Career award (senior)
  • FRQ-S Career award (J2)
  • FRQ-S Career award (J1)
  • CIHR New Investigator Award
  • Visiting Researcher, Centre for Advanced Studies, Munich, Germany
  • Visiting Researcher, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Visiting Researcher, Brocher Foundation, Hermance (Geneva), Switzerland
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA (2004-2006)
  • PhD in applied human sciences – bioethics, Université de Montréal (2004)