About NOSM Education Research Communities

Dr. David Marsh

Deputy Dean
Associate Dean, Community Engagement


Dr. Marsh graduated in Medicine from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1992, following prior training in neuroscience and pharmacology. In July 2010, Dr. Marsh joined the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) as Associate Dean, Community Engagement. He brings skills and experience with health care administration, strategic planning, community-based research and social accountability as well as a personal background of Aboriginal ancestry to this role. Prior to moving to NOSM, David served as the Physician Leader, Addiction Medicine with Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia from 2004-2010. Previously, he held leadership roles at the Addiction Research Foundation and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto from 1996-2003. Author of over 40 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and government reports, Dr. Marsh’s research interests focus primarily on withdrawal management, methadone maintenance, heroin-assisted treatment, and harm reduction interventions such as supervised injection. In 2004 Dr. Marsh received the Nyswander-Dole Award from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence in recognition of his contribution to this field. 


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