Students and Researchers

Supervision of research projects and graduate studies:


Those interested in doing a research project involving medical history as part of their medical or residency training, or graduate work in the history of medicine at the University of Ottawa, should contact professor Susan Lamb at

History of Medicine teaches medical students how to reconcile medicine’s outstanding technical achievements and humanitarian contributions with uncomfortable realities.


  • Kim Girouard, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History of Medicine
    • Kim Girouard holds a Ph.D. in cotutelle from the Université de Montréal and the École normale supérieure de Lyon and is a specialist in the history of medicine and health in modern China. Before joining the Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) at the University of Ottawa, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Montreal Centre for International Studies (CÉRIUM). Her research interests include the medicalization of motherhood and the feminization of the medical profession in southern China’s Guangdong province in the early 20th century.
  • François-Dominic Laramée, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Digital History of Medicine​​​​​​​
    • François Dominic Laramée joined the Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) at the University of Ottawa after he defended his doctoral thesis in History at the Université de Montréal in June 2019. His work has been published in Digital Studies / Le champ numérique, the Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française, The Programming Historian, Document numérique and the Journal of European Periodical Studies. He received the Paul-Gérin-Lajoie outstanding emerging scholar award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec — Société et culture and numerous other scholarships and fellowships. Before becoming a digital historian, he completed a Masters in Computer Engineering at Concordia University and worked in the video game, television, publishing and interactive media industries.


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