Cory Harris became interested in placebo effects while studying traditional medicines in collaboration with First Nations Elders and Healers in Quebec. While their research on herbal medicine revealed a wealth of pharmacological activity, the therapeutic value of traditional healing extended far beyond bioactive molecules. Cory earned his PhD in Biology and Biochemistry before completing post-doctoral fellowships at McGill University’s Centre for Indigenous Peoples Nutrition and the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research in Montreal. In 2013, Cory joined the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa, where his research continues to explore Indigenous and alternative medicine using an interdisciplinary lens.
ARTICLES FEATURING CORY
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, Doctor: On Epigenetics, Placebos, and “The Lost Art of Healing”
We are firmly planted in the genetics era of medicine. Yet many doctors have underestimated the role of epigenetics....