Susan Lamb

Jason A. Hannah Chair in History of Medicine, Assistant professor, University of Ottawa

Medicine, History of medicine, Histories of human health and disease, Healing, Nursing, Medical training, Scientific discoveries



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. 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.


  • Medicine
  • History of medicine
  • Histories of human health and disease
  • Healing
  • Nursing
  • Medical training
  • Scientific discoveries