In October of 2015 Dr. Susan Lamb was appointed to the University of Ottawa’s Hannah Chair and Program in History of Medicine. Dr. Lamb joins the new DIME and its Medicine & Humanities unit to develop a bilingual program on the history of medicine for inclusion in the UGME curriculum, and contribute her expertise to the enrichment of humanities-based learning for all student in the health sciences at the University of Ottawa.
In addition to peer-reviewed articles in both history and medical journals, Dr. Lamb has recently published her first scholarly book, Pathologist of the Mind: Adolf Myer and the Origins of American Psychiatry (Johns Hopkins Press, 2014). She received her PhD in History of Medicine from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2010 and holds a Masters in History (University of Toronto) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (York University). A proud Canadian, she has taught at Johns Hopkins University, McGill university, and Queens University.
Previous Chair: Dr. Toby Gelfand (1977-2012)