Susan Lamb Ph.D


Susan Lamb Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Jason A. Hannah Chair, History of Medicine, Department of Innovation in Medical Education



Dr. Susan Lamb is the Jason A. Hannah Chair in History of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine’s new Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME). Her scholarly interests span the history of medicine, across time and its diverse subject matter, and her research program includes work on the historical development of university medicine and medical education, anatomy and pathology, psychiatry, nursing, and global health and disease. In collaboration with other members of DIME’s Medicine and Humanities Unit, Professor Lamb is involved in developing humanities-based learning strategies in Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) curriculum, coordinating teaching in History of Medicine, and supervising undergraduate and graduate research in History of Medicine. A Canadian, she obtained her Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins in 2010. In addition to many articles published in peer-reviewed journals, she is the author of Pathologist of the Mind: Adolf Meyer and the Origins of American Psychiatry published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2014. Dr. Lamb succeeds the university’s inaugural Hannah Chair, Professor Emeritus Toby Gelfand, appointed in 1977, who established the University of Ottawa as a leader in scholarship and teaching in History of Medicine.

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