Wild Berries

TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS FOODS AND MEDICINES FOR SUPPORTING METABOLIC HEALTH AND FOOD SECURITY

This research stems from PhD and postdoctoral projects with the Cree and Inuit of northern Quebec and now includes other Indigenous community partners. In the lab, previous projects have studied the chemistry and pharmacology of dozens of boreal and arctic species of dietary and medicinal plants. As these collaborations evolved from basic to translational research, our research has largely "left the lab" to support the development of community-driven programs and interventions that promote knowledge sharing, accessibility, and safe use of traditional medicine and food.  
We strive to practice and support responsible are respectful research in ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology to help communities address concerns, meet their needs, and achieve their objectives. Together, we hope to build more sustainable and equitable research, training, and community-based collaborations in the future.