Mary Ellen Macdonald
Mary Ellen Macdonald, PhD
Mary Ellen Macdonald, PhD (Medical Anthropology), is a Professor at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) where she holds the J & W Murphy Foundation Endowed Chair in Palliative Care. She is the founder of the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group (www.mcgill.ca/mqhrg) and has been involved with healthexperiences.ca since 2015. With Susan Law, she co-chaired the Advanced Seminar on Critical Qualitative Health Inquiry at Montreal in 2017. Her background in qualitative research includes expertise in ethnography. Her current research program includes grief literacy, grief after assisted dying, private and public acts of memorialization, oral health palliative care, and humanitarian migrant oral health.