Elise Paradis

Email: elise.paradis@utoronto.ca

Office: 725 Spadina

Elise Paradis

Assistant Professor of Sociology (cross-appointed), the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, and Department of Anesthesia

Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Healthcare Practice

Scientist at the Wilson Centre; Fellow of the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research


Dr Elise Paradis is Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Healthcare Practice, an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department, the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Anesthesia, and a Scientist at the Wilson Centre, and a Fellow of the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from Stanford University, and was previously on faculty at the University of California, San Francisco.

Her current research explores how collaboration became such a prevalent solution in Canadian healthcare, and how the realities of clinical practice today—in the primary care and operating room contexts—challenge our beliefs about collaborative care. She is also involved in several projects investigating the socialization of pharmacy students into their professional identity, and regularly contributes to conversations about social theory and qualitative research methodologies, particularly around ethnography. She is interested the intersections between medicine and gender, bodies, education, and technology. Her research is supported mainly by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. An interdisciplinary scholar, she has published in Social Science & Medicine, Body & Society, Academic Medicine, Medical Education, Critical Care Medicine, Health Services Research, among others, and co-edited a book, with Michael Ewers, on interprofessional learning, teaching, and working, to be published in German by BELTZ Juventa (2018).