Dr. James MacKillop

Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research, Director of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, Co-Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster

James MacKillop, PhD, is the Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research, Director of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, Co-Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. Dr. MacKillop's research integrate concepts and methods from psychology, psychiatry, economics, genetics, and neuroscience to improve the understanding of addiction and medical applications of cannabis. His work has generated over 200 peer-reviewed publications and other works, and has been recognized by awards from the Research Society on Alcoholism, and the American Psychological Association. Funding for his research comes from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the National Institutes of Health, and other extramural funders.