Mary Ellen Macdonald, PhD is a medical anthropologist with postdoctoral training in Pediatric Palliative Care. In addition to her appointment as Assistant Professor in the Division of Oral Health and Society, she is affiliated with the Departments of Pediatrics and Oncology, and the Ingram School of Nursing and Biomedical Ethics Unit. She is also Core Faculty in the McGill Centre for Medical Education. She chairs the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group https://www.mcgill.ca/mqhrg/. Her main research interests include oral health in vulnerable populations, palliative care and bereavement research, cultural aspects of health and illness with Indigenous communities, and health professions education research.
CRCF related projects include
- An Anthropology of Bereavement: A sociocultural analysis of parental grief and mourning
- Tuberculosis among Urban Aboriginals in Montreal
- Understanding Meta Analysis: a subjective interpretation of an 'objective' analysis