Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Marc Afilalo
MD Director, Emergency Medicine, Jewish General Hospital Montreal
Dr. Marc Afilalo is Director of the Emergency Multidisciplinary Research Unit (EMRU), which is comprised of a highly dynamic group of researchers conducting health services and clinical research within the emergency department. The group consists of emergency physicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, psychologists, operation management experts, industrial engineers, nurses, and medical and graduate students. It has amassed expertise in a wide variety of research areas, most notably emergency department (ED) crowding, ED operations and management, clinical trials, knowledge translation, and medical errors.
Dr. Christopher Harris
Dr. Harris is a Senior Scientist at Juul Labs. He completed his PhD at Queen's University studying the effects of NNK and sulforaphane on DNA repair pathways. Following his PhD he has worked with key thought leaders in the tobacco harm reduction, cannabis and psychedelics fields.
Dr. Leonard Howell
PhD Professor Emeritus, Emory University
Dr. Leonard Howell received his Ph.D. with training in experimental psychology, biochemistry and physiology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Following postdoctoral training in psychobiology at Harvard Medical School, he accepted a faculty position at Emory University where he spent his entire professional career and is currently professor emeritus. He most recently served as Associate Director of Scientific Programs, Chief of the Division of Neuropharmacology and Neurologic Diseases and Director of the Imaging Center, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Pharmacology, Emory University School of Medicine. His research program at Emory over 30 years focused on the neuropharmacology of abused stimulants and included basic neurobiological studies of drug mechanism as well as medications development. The program was translational in its focus and bridged preclinical, nonhuman primate models with therapeutic applications in humans. He was recognized for his contributions with an NIH MERIT Award (2007-2016) and a Senior Research Scientist and Mentorship Award (2012-2017) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.