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Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS, FRSC
 
Senior Investigator, Lady Davis Institute
Director, Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Jewish General Hospital
James McGill Professor and Director, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University


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Dr. Laurence J. Kirmayer is James McGill Professor and Director of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University and Editor-in-Chief of Transcultural Psychiatry. He directs the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit at the Jewish General Hospital, where he conducts research on culturally responsive mental health services, the mental health of indigenous peoples, and the anthropology of psychiatry.

He founded and directs the annual Summer Program and Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry at McGill and the National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research. He edited the volumes, Understanding Trauma: Integrating Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives (Cambridge University Press), Healing Traditions: The Mental Health of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (University of British Columbia Press), Cultural Consultation: Encountering the Other in Mental Health Care (Springer), DSM-5 Handbook for the Cultural Formulation Interview (APPI), and Re-Visioning Psychiatry: Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience and Global Mental Health (Cambridge). He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada.
Recent Publications

Adeponle, A. B., Groleau, D., & Kirmayer, L. J. (2015). Clinician Reasoning in the Use of Cultural Formulation to Resolve Uncertainty in the Diagnosis of Psychosis. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 39(1), 16-42.

Kirmayer, L. J. (2015). Mindfulness in cultural context. Transcultural Psychiatry, 52(4), 447-469.

Kirmayer, L. J. (2011). Multicultural medicine and the politics of recognition. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 36 (4): 410-423

Kirmayer, L. J., &Crafa, D. (2014). What kind of science for psychiatry?. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 8.

Kirmayer, L. J., Dandenau, S., Marshall, E., Phillips, M. K., &Jessen Williams, K. (2011). Rethinking resilience from indigenous perspectives. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 56(2), 84.
Dr. Kirmayer directs the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit at the Jewish General Hospital.
 
He conducts research on mental health services for immigrants and refugees, psychiatry in primary care, the mental health of indigenous peoples, and the anthropology and philosophy of psychiatry.
 
He founded and directs the annual Summer Program and Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry at McGill.

He co-directs the National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research.
 

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