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Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD, FRCPC
Director, Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Jewish General Hospital
James McGill Professor and Director, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University

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 in Montreal, where 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. He co-edited the volumes,
Current Concepts of Somatization (American Psychiatric Press), 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) and Encountering the Other: The Practice of Cultural Consultation (Springer SBM).

Recent Publications

Kirmayer, L., Narasiah, L., Munoz, M., Rashid, M. Ryder, A., Guzder, J., Hassan, G., Rousseau, C. & Pottie, K. (2010) Common mental health problems in immigrants and refugees: General approach to the patient in primary care. Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Kirmayer, L.J. (in press)
Multicultural medicine and the politics of recognition. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy.

Kirmayer, L.J., Dandeneau, S., Marshall, E. & Phillips, M., Williamson, K. J. (in press)
Rethinking resilience from Indigenous perspectives. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry,(in press).
 
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.
 
Dr. Kirmayer's Publications Indexed on PubMed

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