James MacKillop, whose research applies behavioral economics and neuroeconomics to understand addictive behavior, has been named a Canada Research Chair in Translational Addiction Research. A professor in the department of psychiatry & behavioural neurosciences, MacKillop’s recent work has examined changes in alcohol and cannabis use during the pandemic. He is the director of The Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, director of the Michael E. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research and a senior scientist with the Homewood Research Institute.

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