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Our Clinicians and Researchers

Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua, HBSc ND PhD

Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.

Dr. Jean-Jacques Dugoua, or Dr. JJ as he is affectionately known, is a naturopathic doctor (ND), clinical pharmacologist and researcher. He is Faculty at the Motherisk Program - The Hospital for Sick Children, specifically involved in the MotherNature Network. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. He is a practicing ND in downtown Toronto (Canada) in private practice and at the Toronto Western Hospital.

Dr. JJ completed his PhD in Pharmacy Sciences at the University of Toronto. As part of his PhD research, Dr. JJ investigated the safety of natural products during pregnancy and lactation at the SickKids Hospital and conducted a clinical trial on the effects of cinnamon on type 2 diabetes at the Toronto Western Hospital and the Centre Universitaire de Sherbrooke.

Dr. JJ is a co-author of Herbal Medicines in Pregnancy and Lactation - An Evidence-based Approach First Edition (Taylor & Francis, 2006) and contributing author to Clinical Pharmacology During Pregnancy (Academic Press 2012) and Diabetes: An old disease, new insight (Landes 2012). Dr. JJ has many peer-reviewed scientific publications published or in press. He is a world expert on natural health products pharmacology and pregnancy safety. Local and nationwide print and television media frequently consult him to provide expert commentary.

Dr. JJ is an avid public speaker. He has given many presentations to pharmacists, medical professionals, government, academics, artists and musicians, students, teachers, cancer survivors and the general public. Dr. JJ has also given presentations internationally, including presentations at the World Health Organization in Washington DC.

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