Leadership

Jason Busse

DC, PhD
Associate Director
Chronic Pain
Jason Busse

Associate Professor, McMaster University 

Research interests: Chronic Pain; Evidence-based Clinical Practice

bussejw@mcmaster.ca

James MacKillop

PhD
Centre Director
Addictions & Mental Health
James MacKillop

Professor, McMaster University

Director, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research

Research interests: Addictions & Mental Health; Evidence-based Clinical Practice

jmackill@mcmaster.ca

Faculty

Michael Amlung

PhD
Faculty Associate
Addictions & Mental Health
Michael Amlung

Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Research interests: Decision-making and motivation, particularly in the context of substance abuse

905-522-1155 ext. 39014
amlungm@mcmaster.ca

Suzanne Archie

MD
Faculty Associate
Addictions & Mental Health
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Associate Professor, McMaster University

Clinical Director, Cleghorn Early Intervention in Psychosis Program, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Research interests: Marijuana, psychosis, and pathways to care

905-522-1155 ext. 36586
archies@mcmaster.ca

Iris Balodis

PhD
Faculty Associate
Addictions & Mental Health
Iris Balodis

Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Research interests: Maladaptive decision-making

905-522-1155 ext 39703
balodisi@mcmaster.ca

Mohit Bhandari

MD, PhD
Faculty Associate
Chronic Pain; Evidence-based Clinical Practice
Mohit Bhandari

Professor, Department of Surgery

Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Trauma and Surgical Outcomes

Research interests: Musculoskeletal injuries

905-525-9140 ext. 44648
bhandam@mcmaster.ca

Jennifer Brasch

MD
Co-Chair Medical Advisory Board
Addictions & Mental Health
Jennifer Brasch

Concurrent Disorders Psychiatrist, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research interests: Addiction psychiatry, concurrent disorders

905-522-1155 ext. 34358
jbrasch@stjoes.ca

Philip Britz-McKibbon

PhD
Faculty Associate
Metabolomics & drug screening
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Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Research interests: Drug surveillance, biomarker discovery, metabolite profiling, mass spectrometry, precision medicine

905-524-9140 ext. 22771
britz@mcmaster.ca

Eric Brown

PhD
Faculty Associate
Chemistry & Pharmacology
Eric Brown

Professor, McMaster University

Director, Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization Program

Canada Research Chair in Microbial Chemical Biology

Research interests: Molecular genetics, antibiotic resistance, biochemistry

905-525-9140 ext. 21547
ebrown@mcmaster.ca

Gary Chaimowitz

MB, MBA
Faculty Associate
Addictions & Mental Health
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Professor, McMaster University

Head of Service, Forensic Psychiatry, St. Joseph's Healthcare

Research interests: Cannabis and psychosis, especially in forsenic populations

905-522-1155 ext. 35424
chaimow@mcmaster.ca

Paul Contoyannis

PhD
Faculty Associate
Economics & Policy
Paul Contoyannis

Associate Professor, McMaster University

Chair of Graduate Studies, Department of Economics

Research interests: Health economics

905-525-9140 ext. 26582
contoyp@mcmaster.ca

Michael DeVillaer

MASc
Faculty Associate
Addictions & Mental Health
Michael Devillaer

Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Research interests: Epidemiology and drug policy

905-979-4565
devilla@mcmaster.ca

Benicio Frey

MD, PhD
Faculty Associate
Addictions & Mental Health
Benioto Frey

Associate Professor, McMaster University

Director, Women’s Health Concerns Clinic, St. Joseph's Healthcare

Research interests: Cannabis and mood disorders

905-522-1155 ext. 33605
freybn@mcmaster.ca

Christina Grant

MD
Faculty Associate
Addictions & Mental Health
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Associate Professor, McMaster University

Associate Chair for Education with the Department of Pediatrics

Research interests: Transition, Chronic Illness, Eating Disorders, Adolescents, Conversion Disorder

905-525-9140 ext. 22968
chgrant@mcmaster.ca

Michel Grignon

PhD
Faculty Associate
Economics & Policy
Michel Grignon

Associate Professor, McMaster University

Research interests: Health equity and financing, health care systems, health policy and reforms

905-525-9140 ext. 22122
grignon@mcmaster.ca

Emmanuel Guindon

PhD
Faculty Associate
Economics & Policy
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Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Research interests: Tax policy for tobacco and other addictive commodities

905-525-9140 ext. 24658
emmanuel.guindon@mcmaster.ca

Gordon Guyatt

MD, MSc
Faculty Associate
Evidence-based Clinical Practice
Gordon Guyatt

Distinguished Professor, McMaster University

Research interests: Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

905-525-9140 ext. 22900
guyatt@mcmaster.ca

Jeremy Hirota

PhD
Co-Lead, Lung Effects
Respiratory function
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Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine

Research interests: Respiratory health

905-525-9140 ext. 33683
hirotaja@mcmaster.ca

Flavio Kapczinski

MD, PhD
Faculty Associate
Addictions & Mental Health
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Professor, McMaster University

Research interests: Cannabidiol as a novel treatment for bipolar disorder; fluridated cannabidiol

905-521-2100 ext. 39519
kapczinf@mcmaster.ca

Mark Levine

MD
Faculty Associate
Chronic Pain
Mark Levine

Professor, McMaster University

Chair, Department of Oncology, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine

Research interests: Clinical trials in breast cancer and venous thromboembolism

905-527-4322 ext. 42176
mlevine@mcmaster.ca

Mitch Levine

MD, MSc
Faculty Associate
Economics & Policy
Mitch Levine

Professor, McMaster University

Director, Centre for Evaluation of Medicines

Research interests: Assessing prescription drug use

905-525-9140 ext. 20210
levinem@mcmaster.ca

Anthony Levinson

MD
Faculty Associate
Addictions & Mental Health
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Associate Professor, McMaster University

Director, Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University

Research interests: Online education, particularly in the context of evidence-based medicine

905-525-9140 ext. 22210
levinsa@mcmaster.ca

Jakob Magolan

PhD
Faculty Associate
Chemistry & Pharmacology
Jakob Magolan

Associate Professor, McMaster University

Boris Family Chair of Drug Discovery

Research interests: Pre-clinical drug discovery and development; Organic synthetic methods

905-525-9140 ext. 22268
magolanj@mcmaster.ca

Randi McCabe

PhD
Faculty Associate
Addictions & Mental Health
Randi McCabe

Psychologist-in-Chief, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Director, Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research interests: Cannabis and anxiety disorders

905-522-1155 ext. 33695
rmccabe@stjoes.ca

Catharine Munn

MD
Faculty Associate
Addictions & Mental Health
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Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University

Research interests: Mental health among young adults

905-525-9140 ext. 27700
munnc@mcmaster.ca

Adam Norris

MD
Faculty Associate
Chronic Pain
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Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University

Medical Director, GreenDot Medical Centre

Research interests: Chronic pain

Vikas Parihar

Pharm D
Faculty Associate
Chronic Pain; EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL PRACTICE
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Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Clinical Pharmacist, Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic
Research interests: Pharmacotherapy for Pain Management

905-521-2100 ext. 74196
parihav@mcmaster.ca

Harsha Shanthanna

MD
Faculty Associate
Chronic Pain
Harsha Shanthanna

Associate Professor, McMaster University

Research interests: Anesthesia; chronic pain management

905-525-9140 ext. 33853
harshamd@gmail.com

Gurmit Singh

PhD
Faculty Associate
Chemistry & Pharmacology
Gurmit Singh

Professor, McMaster University

Research interests: Pathology and Molecular Medicine

905-525-9140 ext. 28144
singhg@mcmaster.ca

Marissa Slaven

MD
Faculty Associate
Chronic Pain
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Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Staff, Hamilton Health Sciences

Research interests: Palliative care

905-387-9495 ext. 64315
slavenm@hhsc.ca

Martin Stampfli

PhD
Co-Lead, Lung Effects
Respiratory diseases and allergy
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Professor, McMaster University

Research Interests: The impact of smoking on the immune system

905-525-9140 ext. 22493
stampfli@mcmaster.ca

Eric Tarride

PhD
Faculty Associate
Economics & Policy
Jean-Eric Tarride

Associate Professor, McMaster University

Director, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis

Research interests: Health economics

905-525-9140 ext. 37024
tarride@mcmaster.ca

Michael Van Ameringen

MD
Faculty Associate
Addictions & Mental Health
Michael Van Ameringen

Professor, McMaster University

Research interests: Pharmacotherapy of anxiety disorders, comorbidity and treatment resistance

905-522-1155 ext. 35373
vanamer@mcmaster.ca

Ramesh Zacharias

MD
Co-Chair Medical Advisory Board
Chronic Pain
Ramesh Zacharias

Medical Director, Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic

Research interests: Chronic Pain

905-521-2100, ext. 74328
zacharias@hhsc.ca

Trainees

Vahid Ashoorion

PhD
CMCR Post Doctoral Fellow
Chronic Pain

 


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Supervisor: Jason Busse

Omar El-Halfawy

PhD
CMCR Post Doctoral Fellow
Chemistry & Pharmacology

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Supervisor: Eric Brown

Aidan Giangregorio

BSc

CMCR Masters Studentship

Chronic Pain

Aidan-Giangregorio

Supervisor: Jason Busse

Nirushi Kuhathasan

BSc

CMCR Masters Studentship

Addictions & Mental Health

Nirushi-Kuhathasan

Supervisor: Benicio Frey
kuhathn@mcmaster.ca

Venkatesh Miriyala

PhD

CMCR Post Doctoral Fellow

Chemistry & Pharmacology

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Supervisor: Jakob Magolan

Melise Ouellette

BSc

CMCR Doctoral Fellowship

Addictions & Mental Health

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Supervisor: Randi McCabe & Karen Rowa

Jasmine Turna

PhD
CMCR Post Doctoral Fellow
Addictions & Mental Health

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Supervisor: James MacKillop