Associate Members

Addy, Nii

Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID)

Ph.D. (2012) Stanford University Graduate School of Education (Organization Studies and International Comparative Education specialization)
Master in Public Affairs (MPA) (2005) Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (Development Studies specialization)
BA in Economics (2001) Swarthmore College

Short Bio: Dr. Nii Addy is Assistant Professor (Research) at the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID), McGill University. Prior, he was at the McGill Center for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE), in the Desautels Faculty of Management. Dr. Addy’s work focuses on developing, implementing, and assessing strategies and policies for institutional change in multi-stakeholder partnerships spanning societal sectors (businesses, public agencies, and civil society organizations) and industrial sectors (education, nutrition, health, agriculture, etc.). His interdisciplinary research combines qualitative and quantitative approaches, with the goal of informing how diverse stakeholders can work together effectively for sustainable development. He applies his research in training leaders from various sectors as they engage in partnerships for collective impact. His current projects include cross-sector partnerships promoting entrepreneurship for improvements in agri-food, nutrition and health in North America and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). He has been a researcher and consultant on projects for a number of organizations, including the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Hewlett Foundation, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and ICF International.

nii.addy [at] (Email)

Antonacci, Rosetta

Ingram School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

RN, BScN, MScAdm

Short Bio: Rosetta Antonacci began her career as a nurse in 1987 at St Mary's hospital. Her experience began in cancer care and she moved onto the emergency department for 15 years of her career. She then moved on to be the Nurse Manager of the Clinical Teaching Unit, Cardiac , Medicine 5 south at St Mary's Hospital where she led effected many significant changes and developed a strong team of professionals. In 2008 she began teaching at the Ingram School of Nursing , while still maintaining her full time position as a nurse manager. She left the unit in 2017 to come to the Ingram School of Nursing as a faculty lecturer. full time. She still holds a position in the Department of Academic and University affairs at the CIUSSODIM. Her passion for the nursing profession guides her teaching, and her students are benefiting from her vast clinical experience. She also shares her experience in the department of nutrition and collaborates with the teams there and the teams in the anatomy department.

rosetta.antonacci [at] (Email)

Carli, Franco

MD, MPhil  - Professor of Anesthesia at McGill University and Associate Professor in the School of Human Nutrition at McGill University.

Short Bio: Dr Carli is a staff anesthesiologist at the McGill University Health Centre and previously a Wesley Bourne Professor and Chairman of the McGill Department of Anesthesia (1994-2004). He received the Gold Medal for the Canadian Anesthesiologists Society and is an elected Member of the American Academy of Anesthesia as well as the International Board of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society. Dr Carli is the Founder and President of the Peri-Operative Program.

Research interests: metabolic response to surgical stress, enhanced recovery after surgery and prehabilitation of surgical patients.

Dr Carli is the author of over 250 peer-review scientific articles, a recipient of over 50 peer and non peer-review grants and lectures worldwide on ERAS and prehabilitation.

franco.carli [at] (Email)

Hoffer, L. John

M.D., Ph.D. - Professor, Faculty of Medicine. B.Sc. (McGill), MD, CM (McGill), Ph.D. (MIT), FRCP(C).

Short Bio: Leonard John Hoffer trained in medicine and internal medicine at McGill University in Montreal. Following a fellowship in nutritional support at Harvard Medical School and research training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he completed a fellowship in biochemistry at Brandeis University. He is now a Professor of Medicine at McGill University, an investigator associated with the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, and Senior Physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, where he serves on the nutritional support team.

In addition to conducting clinical research on in-hospital vitamin C deficiency and high-dose vitamin C therapy, he has authored chapters on human starvation and nutritional support in well-known clinical nutrition and medical textbooks, including Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine.

In 2012 he received the Kursheed Jeejeebhoy Award from the Canadian Nutrition Society.

Please note that Dr Hoffer is not accepting graduate student applications.   

Tel.: (514) 340-8260 ext. 5276 / L.hoffer [at] (Email)

Lands, Larry

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

larry.lands [at] (Email)

Morais, José

MD - Faculty of Medicine, Department of Geriatrics

Short Bio: Dr. Morais is Associate Professor of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal Canada. He holds a MD degree from the University of Montreal (1987) and completed a specialty in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at McGill University, Canada. After a research fellowship he became in 1996, an independent clinician-investigator based at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) – Crabtree Nutrition Laboratory, Montreal, Canada. He is Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University and Past President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society. His research interest relates to the assessment of protein metabolism and cellular regulation at whole-body and muscle levels and of protein requirements with age, frailty and diabetes using stable isotopes methodology.

jose.morais [at] (Email)

Schricker, Thomas

MD, FRCP(C) - Associate Professor, Anesthetist-in-Chief, Royal Victoria Hospital - MUHC. B.Sc. (Albrecht-Altdorfer Gymnasium), M.Sc. (Erlangen-Nurnberg University, Ph.d. (Ulm University).

Short bio: Dr. Schricker is the Wesley Bourne Professor and Chair of the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesia. He also holds the position of Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at the Montreal University Health Center (MUHC). Dr. Schricker earned his MD and PhD at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany), followed by a Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and a residency in Anesthesia at the University Hospital Ulm (Germany). He has published over 230 scientific papers, review articles and book chapters.

Research interests: Metabolic and endocrine response to surgical stress and how this response can be modified by anaesthetic techniques and nutrition.

thomas.schricker [at] (Email)

Scott, Marilyn E.

Institute of Parasitology, McGill University

Ph.D. - Associate Dean (Academic). B.Sc. (New Brunswick), Ph.D. (McGill).

Short Bio: After completing postdoctoral research at Imperial College, London, UK on experimental parasite epidemiology, Marilyn returned to McGill’s Institute of Parasitology as an Assistant Professor in 1982. She was Director of the Institute of Parasitology from 1990-2000, and Director of the McGill School of Environment from 2008-2013. She is currently Professor of Parasitology and Associate Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

She has trained 50 graduate students and 6 post-doctoral fellows, and has published 1 book, 8 review articles and book chapters, and over 100 original articles. She received the Henry Baldwin Ward Medal from the American Society of Parasitologists in 1991, the Robert Wardle Award from the Canadian Society of Zoologists (Parasitology Section) in 2006, and she was the recipient of both the Macdonald Campus and the Principal’s Prize for Teaching Excellence in 2011.

Research interests: Her current research focuses on the impacts of maternal infections and nutrient deficiencies on maternal and neonatal outcomes, and on the impact of ectoparasitic infections on populations of small tropical fish.

Tel.: (514) 398-7722 / marilyn.scott [at] (Email)

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