HARC Catalyzing H.E.A.L Medicine Project Contributors

Catalyzing H.E.A.L. Medicine, a CIHR Catalyst Grant ($100,000), is a knowledge creation project that will synthesize, comparatively analyze, and evaluate global evidence (e.g., research, best practices, policies, community knowledges) about the potential of critical health humanities in addressing Quadruple Aim goals and improving health equity in Canada. Catalyzing H.E.A.L. Medicine will deliver relevant knowledge and an unprecedented evidence base about how critical health humanities can improve Canadian healthcare systems by addressing equitable access to health care, thereby contributing to reducing inequities and improving health overall. The longest-term transformative potential impact of Catalyzing H.E.A.L. Medicine is transforming attitudes, hearts, and minds by igniting and sustaining a national buy-in about the vitality of critical anticolonial health humanities to medicine, medical education, practice and research, and healthcare across Canada and beyond.

May 5, 2022

Zamina Mithani

Zamina Mithani (she/her) is pursuing her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at the University of British Columbia and is a recent graduate of the Bioethics program at Harvard. She is passionate about research and education at the intersection of narrative, ethics, and clinical care. She gives workshops on issues on medical ethics across Canada and the US, and enjoys writing and publishing poetry in her free time.

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Léa Andréoléty

Léa Andréoléty is Ph.D. student at Grenoble Alpes University, France. She completed a Master in Performing Arts in 2019 and a social work degree in 2018. After studying community performance at Trinity College, Ireland and working at the children’s hospital as a social worker (Grenoble University Hospital), she decided to couple her studies and pursue both performance studies and social work at the University of Grenoble. Her doctorate under the …

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April 14, 2022

Darian Goldin Stahl – Lead Researcher

Dr Darian Goldin Stahl is the lead research for the HARC Catalyzing H.E.A.L Medicine Project. Darian Goldin Stahl is an artist, bookmaker, and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at UNBC. Her collaborative and participant-driven project, “Embodied Books: Binding Together Illness, Art, and Learning,” demonstrates the potential of merging text + image + the senses for communicating lived experiences. Bound into book forms, these objects are capable of archiving and transporting the stories …

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April 13, 2022

Alastair Morrison

Alastair Morrison is a medical student at McMaster University. He holds a Ph.D in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and before entering medicine he was Assistant Professor of literature at the University of Southern Denmark. His research, in journals including Criticism, Orbis Litterarum, Age Culture Humanities, and Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, has dealt with questions of instrumentality in literary education, surrogate decision-making, and relationships between poetry and …

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April 9, 2022

Jen Sebring

Jen Sebring is a graduate student in Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. As an artist-activist-scholar, Jen’s work engages creatively with the social studies of medicine using feminist, queer and crip theory and arts-based methods. In particular, their interest is in the politics of navigating healthcare while living with chronic and contested illnesses. Jen’s MSc thesis sought to 1) explore how women and non-binary folks living with chronic …

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Sarah Kaplan

Sarah (she/her) is a second-year medical student at the Kitchener-Waterloo campus of McMaster University. She is originally from Toronto but went out East to study music and psychology at Mount Allison University. She then completed a Master’s in music neuroscience at Western University. She loves singing, bad novels, and hanging out with her cat in a cone, Poppy.

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