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Dr. James MacKillop

Director

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton 
West 5th Campus
100 West 5th Street
Hamilton, ON
L8P 3R2

905-522-1155, ext. 39492
jmackill@mcmaster.ca



Dr. Jason Busse

Associate Director

Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Discovery and Learning
McMaster University
1280 Main St. West
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4K1

905-525-9140, ext. 21731
bussejw@mcmaster.ca





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Adili, Anthony - P.Eng, MD
Amlung, Michael - PhD
Archie, Suzanne - MD
Ashkar, Ali - PhD
Balodis, Iris - PhD
Bhandari, Mohit - MD, PhD
Brasch, Jennifer - MD
Britz-McKibbon, Philip - PhD
Brown, Eric - PhD
Busse, Jason - DC, PhD
Chaimowitz, Gary - MB, MBA
Contoyannis, Paul - PhD
DeVillaer, Michael - MASc
Downey, Bernice - PhD
Frey, Benicio - MD, PhD
Gabel, Chelsea - PhD
Grant, Christina - MD
Greene, Saara - PhD
Grignon, Michel - PhD
Guindon, Emmanuel - PhD
Gupta, Michael - MD
Guyatt, Gordon - MD, MSc
Hirota, Jeremy - PhD
Johal, Herman - MD, MPH
Kapczinski, Flavio - MD, PhD
Kaushal, Alka - MD
Levine, Mark - MD
Levine, Mitch - MD, MSc
Levinson, Anthony - MD
Mackillop, James - PhD
Madden, Kim - PhD
Magolan, Jakob - PhD
McCabe, Randi - PhD
Munn, Catharine - MD
Norris, Adam - MD
Parihar, Vikas - Pharm D
Phillips, Stuart - PhD
Sethi, Jagmeet - MD
Shanthanna, Harsha - MD
Shea, Alison - MD, PhD
Singh, Gurmit - PhD
Slaven, Marissa - MD
Stamplfi, Martin - PhD
Tarride, Eric - PhD
Van Ameringen, Michael - MD
Vanstone, Meredith - PhD
Zacharias, Ramesh - MD
Zhang, Han - MD

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Herman Johal

MD, MPH
External Affiliate
Chronic Pain

Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon, Hamilton Health Sciences

Research interests: Musculoskeletal injuries

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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

Alka Kaushal

MD
External Affiliate
Chronic Pain

Resident Family Medicine, University of Manitoba

MSc Candidate, Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University

Research interests: Neuropathic Pain

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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

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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

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
Catharine Munn]

Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University

Research interests: Mental health among young adults

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

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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
Vikas_Parihar

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

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Jagmeet Sethi

MD
External Affiliate
Chronic Pain

Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University

Internal Medicine Staff, Hamilton Health Sciences

Research interests: Chronic pain

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

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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

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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

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Anthony Adili

P.Eng, MD
Faculty Associate
Chronic Pain
Anthony Adili

Associate Professor, McMaster University
Chief of Surgery, St. Joseph's Healthcare
Chair, Boris Family Centre of Robotic Surgery

Research interests:Cannabis and post-surgical pain

905-522-1155, ext. 32013
adilia@mcmaster.ca

Ali Ashkar

PhD
Professor
immunity
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Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair
Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster Immunology Research Center, MG DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research

Research interests:Cannabis, natural immunity and NK cell function

905-525-9140 x22311
ashkara@mcmaster.ca

Bernice Downey

PhD
Assistant Professor
indigenous health
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Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Department of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences. Faculty of health science, McMaster University

Research interests:Impact of cannabis on indigenous health

905-525-9140 x22257
downebe@mcmaster.ca

Chelsea Gabel

PhD
Assistant Professor
Indigenous health
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Assistant professor and Canada research chair in indigenous well-being, community engagement, and innovation. Indigenous studies program and department of health, aging & society.

Research interests: Impact of cannabis on indigenous health

905-525-9140, ext. 23316
gabelc@mcmaster.ca

Saara Greene

PhD
Faculty Associate
women's health
Saara-Greene

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, McMaster University

Research interests:Social determinants and cannabis use

905-525-9140 x23782
greenes@mcmaster.ca

Michael Gupta

MD
Faculty Associate
Chronic Pain
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Associate Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, McMaster University

Research interests: Chronic Pain

905-521-2100, ext. 35854
michaelkgupta@hotmail.com

Kim Madden

PhD
Faculty Associate
Chronic Pain
Kim-Madden

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, McMaster Arthroplasty Collaborative

Research interests: Cannabis and post-surgical pain

289-237-7380
maddenk@mcmaster.ca

Stuart Phillips

PhD
Faculty Associate
Musculoskeletal recovery and pain
Stu-Phillips

Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University
Director, Physical Activity Centre of Excellence

Research interests: Drivers of muscle growth and loss with activity and dietary factors; Mediators of inflammation and pain in musculoskeletal system

905-525-9140 x 24465
phillis@mcmaster.ca

Alison Shea

MD, PhD
Faculty Associate
Women's Health, Addictions and mental health
Alison Shae

Assistant Professor, Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry

Research interests: Cannabis use during pregnancy and lactation; Treatment options for menopausal symptoms

905-521-6041
sheaak@mcmaster.ca

Meredith Vanstone

PhD
Faculty Associate
Primary Care & Policy
Meredith Vanstone updated
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Research interests: Health professional education and health policy

905-525-9140 x22113
meredith.vanstone@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

Han Zhang

MD
Faculty Associate
Chronic Pain
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Associate Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, McMaster University

Research interests: Cannabis use with head and neck cancer patients

hanzhang@stjosham.on.ca