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Alexandre Klein

Université Laval

Scientific Medecine, Nursing, Psychology

Graduate in Philosophy and History of Science. Alexandre Klein specializes in the study of discourses and practices on health in contemporary times. After doing research on the development of scientific medicine and patient discourses in Europe, he is now devoted to the history of Quebec psychiatry in the twentieth century, whether by studying the deinstitutionalization movement, relations between Anglophone and Francophones communities or the emergence of psychiatric nursing. He is also interested in the emergence of experimental psychology in the first half of the twentieth century, and pursuing since 2008 the edition and study of the archives of the French psychologist Alfred Binet (1857-1911). Finally, he is the coordinator of the research network Historiens de la santé that he formed in 2012.

Fluency: French
Category: Health | Drugs | Alcohol

Craig Heron

York University

Alcohol Consumption

Craig Heron is a professor at York University, a past president of the CHA, and editor for the University of Toronto Press. He has authored several notable works on Canadian social history, including The Canadian Labour Movement: A Short History (1989, 1996) and Booze in Canada: A History (2003).

Fluency: English
Category: Health | Drugs | Alcohol

Erika Dyck

University of Saskatchewan

History of Medicine and Psychiatry, LSD and psychedelics

Erika Dyck is a Canadian medical historian whose research has concentrated on 20th century history of LSD, psychedelics, eugenics, medical experimentation, and psychiatric institutionalization.  Her contributions include Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus (2008/2012); and Facing Eugenics: Reproduction, Sterilization, and the Politics of Choice (2013), which examines the contested history of eugenics and birth control in Alberta.

Fluency: English
Category: Health | Drugs | Alcohol

Jeremy Milloy

Trent University


Jeremy Milloy is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, Peterborough, Ontario who is currently working on an interdisciplinary project on the historical relationship between addiction and work under capitalism in the United States and Canada, 1965-1995.

Fluency: English
Category: Health | Drugs | Alcohol

Laurence Monnais

Université de Montréal

Health, Medecine, Immunization

Laurence Monnais is a historian of medicine and health and specialist of Southeast Asia (Vietnam) in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is the Canada Research Chair in Healthcare Pluralism and has worked on the relationships between colonization and medicine, encounters between biomedicine and Asian medicine, history and the anthropology of medicine, and health practices of immigrants in Quebec. It is from a critical perspective of a global history that she now focuses more particularly on the refusals of vaccinations and on the history of measles in the world.

Fluency: English and French
Category: Health | Drugs | Alcohol

Marcel Martel

York University

Drug Regulation

Marcel Martel is a professor of history at York University and holds the Avie Bennett Historica Canada Chair in Canadian History. He has researched, among other things, issues such as commemoration, drug regulation, French Canada and Francophone minority communities, Francophone immigration, the RCMP, and internal surveillance, and has often worked with media.

Fluency: English and French
Category: Health | Drugs | Alcohol

Susan Lamb

University of Ottawa

History of medicine, psychiatry, hospitals, disease 

Susan Lamb occupies the Jason A. Hannah Chair in History of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine. She is a historian of medicine specializing in 19th and early 20th century Anglo-American contexts. Research specialities include: medical practice and training; asylum medicine and psychiatry; surgery and pathology; nursing; hospital architecture and management; laboratory discoveries and public health responses to epidemic disease. Dr. Lamb is the author of Pathologist of the Mind: Adolf Meyer and the Origins of American Psychiatry (2014) and articles in peer-reviewed journals. A Canadian, she obtained her Ph.D. from the Institute of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and B.F.A. from York University.

Fluency: English
Category: Health | Drugs | Alcohol

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