Professor 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. In collaboration with other members of DIME’s Medicine and Humanities Unit, Professor Lamb is involved in developing humanities-based learning strategies in Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) curriculum, coordinating teaching in History of Medicine, and supervising undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate research.
The Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at uOttawa was endowed by Associated Medical Services () in 1977. One of eight such research chairs at medical schools across Canada, the Hannah Chair is named in honour of the charitable organization’s founder, a physician and medical administrator who recognised that a working knowledge of medicine’s history enriches both undergraduate medical education and health care delivery. Dr. Lamb follows the university’s inaugural Hannah Chair, Professor Emeritus Toby Gelfand, appointed in 1977, who established the University of Ottawa as a leader in scholarship and teaching in History of Medicine.