Dr. Suze G. Berkhout, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Clinician-Investigator, University Health Network
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
A. Date Curriculum Vitae Prepared: March 15, 2023
[Aug 2004 – May 2012]
Combined MD/PhD, Experimental Medicine
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver British Columbia Canada; “Social Identity, Agency, and the Politics of Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV/AIDS Care”
Area of Specialization: Feminist Philosophy
Areas of Competence: Science and Technology Studies, Qualitative Research Methodologies
[Sept 2000 – May 2004]
BMSc. Hons. Pharmacology, Toxicology and Philosophy
The University of Western Ontario, London Ontario Canada
Postgraduate, Research and Specialty Training
[July 2012 – June 2019]
Psychiatry Postgraduate Training Program, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Qualifications, Certifications and Licenses
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Psychiatry
[April 2022 – Ongoing]
Academic Medical Organization (AMO) Management Committee Representative (Psychiatry), University Health Network
[July 2021 – Ongoing] Education Investigator 2, The Institute for Education Research (TIER), University Health Network
[May 2020 – Ongoing]
Affiliate Faculty, University of Toronto Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST)
[Dec 2019 – Ongoing]
Researcher, The Wilson Centre, University of Toronto
[Sept 2019 – Ongoing]
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
[July 2019 – Ongoing}
Clinician-Investigator; University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario Canada
[2018 – ongoing]
Block Coordinator: Ethics and Professionalism Curriculum; Co-coordinator with Dr. Elia Aba-Jaoude; Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada
[July 2012 – June 2019]
Resident, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Toronto Clinician Scientist Program (Post-graduate stream)
[July –Dec 2016]
Psychiatry Chief Resident, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Ontario Canada
Psychiatry Chief Resident, St. Josephs Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
[Sept 2009 – May 2010]
Research Assistant to Dr. Anita Ho, The University of British Columbia Centre for Applied Ethics, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Networking Coordinator, Clinician Scientist Stream Executive Committee Member, The University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry; Toronto, Ontario Canada
Junior Social Coordinator, Psychiatry Resident Association (PRAT) Executive Council, The University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry; Toronto, Ontario Canada
[Sept 2007 – April 2009]
Teaching Assistant, The University of British Columbia, Department of Philosophy
[Jan 2021 – July 2021]
[Mar 2020 – June 2021]
Multiple school and daycare closures throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
[Sept 2017 – Sept 2018]
[April 2015 – April 2016]
3. HONOURS AND CAREER AWARDS
Distinctions and Research Awards
Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) Travel Award Travel award to support recipients’ attendance and mentorship at the annual SIRS meeting, approx. $1000 USD
[TBD Fall 2023] Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) Early Career Psychiatrist Research Award
4th Place; R.O. Jones Best Paper Award, Canadian Psychiatric Association Meeting for the paper, “Team CARES: Supporting the Mental Health of Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
Best Trainee Abstract, Canadian Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
REGIONAL & LOCAL
COVID-19 Innovation Fund Provincial Award Winner for the UHN COVID CARES program, in the category, “Improving the Well-Being of Health Care Workers”
Norris Scholar Award, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario Canada “Narratives of First Episode Psychosis: Exploring Illness and Medication Experiences Through Ethnography”, $15,000 CAD
Mary Seeman Award in Medical Humanities, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada Award for top scholarly submission in the medical humanities, $500 CAD
Best Resident Grand Rounds, CAMH
Best Resident Psychotherapy Case Report Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Awarded to the best case report submitted by a resident for the academic year, $300 CAD
Chisholm Memorial Fellowship, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Research Award $4200 CAD
Canadian Psychiatric Association Junior Investigator Research Forum Travel Award, $500 CAD
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) MD/PhD Studentship, The University of British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada $21000 CAD per annum
Michael Smith Foundation For Health Research, The University of British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Senior Graduate Trainee Award, $7500 CAD per annum
Michael Smith Foundation For Health Research, The University of British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Junior Graduate Trainee Award, $7500 CAD per annum
Florence E. Heighway Summer Research Award, The University of British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Summer Research Award $1500 CAD per annum
Early Scholarships and Awards upon Request
University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Henry Durost Award for Excellence in Creative Professional Activity
Mary Seeman Award in Medical Humanities, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario, Canada (awarded as Honourable Mention)
Best Socio-Cultural Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Toronto, Toronto Canada
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Resident Professionalism and Collegiality Award
4. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
[2021 – Ongoing] Member, Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), Mental Health Hub
[2019 – Ongoing] Member, Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP)
[Nov 2018 – ongoing]
Member, Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS)
[Mar 2017 – ongoing]
Member, Canadian Philosophical Association
[May 2016 – ongoing]
Member, Canadian Psychiatric Association
[Sept 2012 – ongoing]
Member, Southwestern Ontario (SWO) Feminist Philosophy Workshop
[Aug 2013 – Dec 2019]
General Member, Wilson Centre
[Sept 2009 – ongoing]
Member, Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP)
[May 2019 – April 2021]
Member, Ethics Committee, Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS)
[2022 – Ongoing] CDTRP Annual Scientific Meeting, Program Committee Member
Chair, Board of Directors, Clinician Investigator Trainee Association of Canada (CITAC-ACCFC)
Finance Committee Chairperson, Clinician Investigator Trainee Association of Canada (CITAC-ACCFC)
Executive Member, Board of Directors (Past President)
President, Clinician Investigator Trainee Association of Canada (CITAC-ACCFC)
Policy Committee Chairperson, Clinician Investigator Trainee Association of Canada (CITAC-ACCFC)
[2023 – Ongoing] MIND Hive Summer Research Institute Lead (UHN Centre for Mental Health program for summer research students)
[2023 – Ongoing] University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Clinician Scholar Program Steering Committee Member
[2022 – Ongoing]
University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry TIDE Peer Co-facilitator
[2021 – Ongoing] University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Equity and Social Justice Education Working Group Member
[2020 – Ongoing]
Advisory Board Member, University of Toronto Health, Arts & Humanities Program
[2019 – 2020]
Site Host, Southwestern Ontario (SWO) Feminist Philosophy Workshop (UHN event – Feb. 12, 2020)
[July 2018 – Ongoing]
Co-Coordinator, PGY-1 Ethics and Professionalism Block, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
[June 2017 – Ongoing]
Committee Member, PGY-1 Mad Studies/Community Engagement Curriculum, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
[May 2016 – Jun 2017]
Senior Resident Member, Psychotherapy Committee
Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
[Jan 2013 – Jun 2019]
Resident Member, Northern Psychiatry Outreach Program (N-POP) Steering Committee, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
[July 2012 – Jun 2013]
Mentor, University of Toronto Women in Medicine Program
Peer Review Activities
ASSOCIATE OR SECTION EDITING
Guest Co-Editor, Special Issue, “Frictions of Futurity and Cure in Transplant Medicine,” Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience; with Kelly Fritsch and Alexandra Frankel
Guest Co-Editor, Special Issue on Transplantation and the Arts, Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, The Arts, and Humanities; with Kelly Fritsch and Chloe Wong-Mersereau
[April 2020 – ongoing]
[Nov 2019 – ongoing]
[May 2019 – ongoing]
British Journal of Psychiatry
[April 2019 – ongoing]
[Nov 2018 – ongoing]
Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)
[2015 – ongoing]
Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review
[2010 – ongoing]
Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP) Peer Review Committee Member, Innovation Fund Grant Competition
CAMH 2023 womanmind postdoctoral fellowship competition reviewer
New Frontiers Research Fund External Reviewer
The University of Toronto Scarborough, Clusters of Scholarly Prominence, Grant Reviewer
[2012 – ongoing]
Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, Conference Abstract Reviewer
Canadian Association of HIV/AIDS Researchers, Conference Abstract Reviewer
Other Professional Activities
[2017 – ongoing]
Invited guest contributor, Discrimination and Disadvantage Blog: “Burning Out? Resisting Resilience and Self-Care Narratives;” “Mental Distress, Neoliberalism, and the Academy”
C. Academic Profile
1. RESEARCH STATEMENTS
My research interests consider the ways in which a curative social imaginary—the collection of practices, interactions, technologies, policies, legal frameworks, and institutions in biomedicine that sees disability as always problematic and intervention as unquestioned—informs and shapes concepts of self, identity, and illness experiences. These interests stem from my background of expertise in feminist philosophy of science, feminist bioethics, and is increasingly engaged in the intersections of these areas with critical disability studies. Through these theoretical frames, I explore the unintended consequences of day-to-day medical practices, and the ways images, metaphors, and paradigms structure knowledge/power in health care settings, and the implications of mind/body and objective/subjective bifurcations within medical knowledge and clinical care. Each aspect of my research asks how these issues are translated into the lived experience of individuals accessing health care services. I apply these overarching questions to three broad areas of: (1) mental health care, focusing on early intervention in psychotic disorders and its opposing spectrum, treatment resistance in mental health; (2) solid organ transplantation; (3) placebo and nocebo effects. Each of these three diverse areas allow me to address broad questions and issues relating to diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention in medicine and psychiatry. Through this, my research has the potential to better inform the development of services, examine structural challenges surrounding engagement in health care and adherence to medical advice, and locate unexplored critical decision points or moments in clinical pathways where care may inadvertently falter.
2. TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Teaching and learning are fundamentally about igniting curiosity and enabling the building of connections between ideas and concepts where they may not have existed previously. My approach to pedagogy is deeply informed by my identity as a feminist philosopher: committed to sustained and respectful critique that considers a diversity of perspectives, appreciates the interrelation of facts and values, and teases apart details in order to move beyond what we think we know. Three pedagogical principles guide my approach; these principles scaffold one another.
As both a practice and a principle, critical engagement is an entry point to learning and reflective of my teaching style. This is an approach that appreciates any knowledge as situated and any knower as accessing a partial perspective. I ask learners to attend to their positionality as knowers/learners and engage in a reflexive learning style that enables them to attend to the limits (and privileges) of their standpoint.
At another level, my emphasis on critical engagement implicitly (and explicitly) brings forward the relationship between knowledge and power. This is an understanding of power that is relational, dynamic, and productive. I am particularly interested in how power/knowledge opens up different ways of acting, of thinking, and of understanding ourselves. This informs the ways in which I try to engage learners within the classroom, the topics that we foreground versus background, and the larger teaching-related projects I am involved in.
Once an approach to critical engagement makes clear how power/knowledge opens up new ways of being, there is an immediate connection to this final principle of world-making. These are the links between epistemology (what is known, what can be known) and ontology (what kinds of things make up the world or make up objects of knowledge). This draws again on the notion of knowledge as situated—our partial perspectives are not simply “carving up the world at its joints,” they are world-making. I invite learners to attend to the ways in which the subject matter they’re engaged with is historically, culturally, politically contingent; how we construct the world through our knowledge practices.
3. CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY STATEMENT
My creative professional activity focuses on facilitating public communication of, and critical engagement with, practices of diagnosis as well as knowledge generation in medicine. My focus emphasizes accessibility of critical knowledge practices. I have worked with a public scholarship expert to expand my skills and develop further written and oral communications strategies for accessible public scholarship such as long-form essays, op-eds, and popular blog posts. I have developed media experience and also engage with public scholarship through social media platforms. I have also developed arts-based knowledge translation/mobilization practices within my research and employed these within larger public engagement as part of my approach to creative professional activity.
D. Research Funding
1. Grants, Contracts and Clinical Trials
Principal Investigator, “Medical Education and the Critical Turn in the Health Humanities: A Social History and Mapping Study.” $5000. University of Toronto Medical Humanities Education Matching Fund. Co-investigator: Dr. Julia Gray.
Principal Investigator, “Temporalities of Cure: A Qualitative Study of Psychosocial Support Needs and Long-Term Survivorship in Liver Transplantation.” Canadian Donation and Transplant Research Program Innovation Grant $30,000. Co-investigators: Drs. Mamatha Bhat, Kelly Fritsch; Collaborators: Drs. Josee Lynch, Bradley Necyk; Mr. Fraser Best.
[2022 – 2025]
Co-Investigator; “A Situated Neurology: A Sensory Ethnography of Bain Trauma with Patients, Clinicians, Scientists, and Neuro-tech Innovation.” Leading arts-based sensory ethnographic interviewing and visual culture research within the project. SSHRC Insight Grant (PI, Denielle Elliott, York University; Co-Investigator, Matthew Wolf-Meyer) $324,768 CAD
Nominated Principal Investigator; “STS, Disability Arts, and the Frictions of Futurity in Transplant Medicine: A Multidisciplinary Salon Series,” SSHRC Connection Grant Co-Investigators: Drs. Kelly Fritsch and Margrit Shildrick. $30,060 CAD
[2020 – 2022]
Co-Principal Investigator; “Caring for Our Physicians and TeamUHN During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Rapid Delivery and Evaluation of a Multi-Component Mental Health Support Program” Co-PIs: Dr. Susan Abbey, Dr. Kathleen Sheehan. MSH UHN AMO Innovation Fund for COVID-19. $216,442 CAD.
[2020 – 2023]
Nominated Principal Investigator; Frictions of Futurity and Cure in Transplant Medicine, New Frontiers Research Fund, Exploration Program. Co-PI, Kelly Fritsch, Carleton University. $249,995 CAD.
[2020 – 2023]
Co-Investigator; Placebo Talks Back, SSHRC Insight Grant Program (PI, Ada Jaarsma). $74,992 CAD.
[2020 – 2022]
Nominated Principal Investigator; “Limits of Cure: A Comparative Qualitative Pilot and Metanarrative Review of Treatment Resistance in Schizophrenia and Depression,” University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Excellence Funds (co-PI, Csilla Kalocsai). $19,536 CAD.
[2020 – 2021]
Principal Investigator; “Lessons from the Nocebo Effect: Developing a Graphic Medicine Companion Curriculum Bridging Bioethics, Neuroscience, and Visual Arts-Based Learning” University of Toronto PGME Humanities Education Matching Funds. $5000 CAD.
[2020 – 2022]
Co-Investigator; “Y-Stroke Needs”; CIHR Project Grant Priority Announcement (PI, Aleksandra Pikula, UHN). $87,000 CAD.
[2019 – ongoing]
Co-Investigator; “Sexual Health Intervention for Women with First Episode Psychosis”; WCH AFP Innovation Funds (PI, Simone Vigod, WCH). $28,000 CAD.
NON-PEER REVIEWED GRANTS
[2022 – 2023]
Co-Principal Investigator, “EC3R: Establishing Capacity, Connection, and Collaboration for Early Career Investigators Working at the Intersections of Arts, Humanities and Health.” Submitted to the UCL-Toronto Emerging Talent Seed Fund. With Co-PI, Dr. Katey Warren. Collaborators: Dr. Julia Gray, Dr. Laura Wright.
[2022 – 2023]
Principal Investigator; “Expanding Kinship and Relations of Care in Preparation for Solid Organ Transplantation: A Qualitative Pilot and Knowledge Mobilization Study.” University Health Network KITE Pride in Patient Engagement in Research Grant Competition. $10,000 CAD.
[2022 – 2023]
Principal Investigator; “Limits of Cure: Treatment Resistance (TR) in Mental Health,” Friends of CAMH Archives Griffin Archival Research Award. $1000
[2022 – 2023]
Supervisor Co-Applicant; “Temporalities of Cure,” Critical Digital Humanities Institute Project Partnership Grant. With Graduate Student Applicant, Ms. Chloe Wong-Mersereau. Support for graduate student leadership in a research project. $10,000.
[2017 – 2019]
Co-Investigator; “Did I do the Right Thing? A Practical Handbook to Foster Insight and Reflective Capacity of the CanMEDS Advocate Role for Medical Residents”(PI, Sophie Soklaridis, CAMH). $5000 CAD.
Co-Principal Investigator; “Psychosis Narratives Project” (Norris Scholar Psychiatry Trainee Award; faculty supervisor, Dr. Gary Remington)
[2016 – 2018]
Working Group Member; “Experts By Experience: Developing a Program for Service users as Teachers in the Mental Health and Addictions Professions”
2. SALARY SUPPORT AND OTHER FUNDING
Clinician-Investigator Salary Support
[2020 – ongoing]
University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Academic Scholar Award. Salary support for early career clinician-researchers. $50,000 CAD per year x 3 years, with option to renew.
Trainee Salary Support
[2016 – 2017]
Chisholm Memorial Fellowship University of Toronto, Post Graduate Medical Education, Research Award, $4200 CAD.
1. MOST SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS
Berkhout, Suze G. and Richarson, Lisa. 2020. “Identity, Politics, and the Pandemic: Why is COVID-19 a Disaster for Feminism(s)?” History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. 42(4): 1-6.
Impact: This was one of the first papers to address why feminist thinking about COVID-19 needed to come from an intersectional paradigm. It was selected to the be the first paper in a series about COVID-19 for the journal and is the most highly cited paper within the collection.
Berkhout, Suze G., Zaheer, Juveria, and Remington, Gary. 2019. “Identity, Subjectivity, and Disorders in Self in First Episode Psychosis.” Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry. 43(3): 442-467.
Impact: This publication provides a critique of the burgeoning “self-disorders” literature and paradigm in psychotic disorders, bringing into this discussion relevant insights from feminist philosophy, medical anthropology, disability studies, and post-colonial theory. This is a significant paper in the field, both theoretically and methodologically.
Berkhout, Suze G. and Jaarsma, Ada S. 2018. “Trafficking in Cure and Harm: Placebos, Nocebos, and the Curative Imaginary.” Disability Studies Quarterly 38(4). https://dsg-sds.org/article/view/6369.
Impact: This paper is a first full-length manuscript for the feminist placebos project that Dr. Jaarsma and I have collaborated on, and is extremely novel methodologically (combining insights from science and technology studies, STS, with disability studies) and is the first paper to introduce the importance and relevance of placebo and nocebo effects to these fields. It is the first paper to identify a fault line or division within the field of Placebo Studies, in terms of how placebos and nocebos are conceptualized and experimentally modelled.
Berkhout, Suze G. 2018. “Paradigm Shift? Purity, Progress, and the Origins of First-Episode Psychosis.” Medical Humanities. 43(3): 172-180.
Impact: This first manuscript relating to the “Ontologies of First Episode Psychosis” is the first paper to provide a critical socio-historical analysis of the origins of the early intervention paradigm in psychotic disorders.
2. PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Berkhout, Suze G., Abbey, Susan, and Sheehan, Kathleen A. 2023. “Burnout and Distress Amongst Healthcare Workers During COVID-19: Can We Offer More than Band-Aid Solutions?” In Press. Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
Dhuper, Misha; Lesley Ruttan, Lindsey MacGillvray, Martha McKay, Adrienne Li, Donna Stewart, Susan Abbey, Suze Berkhout, Kathleen Sheehan, Christian Schulz-Quach. 2022. “Omicron and future public health emergencies: Sustainability and insights into support programs for healthcare providers.” BMC Psychiatry. E-version in press.
Berkhout, Suze G. 2022. Placebos in Schizophrenia Research: An Historical Overview and Introduction to Ethical Issues. Schizophrenia Bulletin Open. In Press.
Suze G. Berkhout, Jo Billings, Nada Abou Seif, David Singleton, Hilarie Stein, Siobhan Hegarty, Tamara Ondruskova, Emilia Soulios, Michael A.P. Bloomfield, Talya Greene, Alison Seto, Susan Abbey & Kathleen Sheehan. 2022. “Shared sources and mechanisms of healthcare worker distress in COVID-19: a comparative qualitative study in Canada and the UK.” European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 13:2, 2107810, DOI: 10.1080/20008066.2022.2107810
Sheehan, Kathleen; Schulz-Quach, Christian; Ruttan, Lesley; MacGillivray, Lindsey; McKay, Martha; Seto, Alison; Li, Adrienne; Stewart, Donna E; Abbey, Susan; Berkhout, Suze. 2022. “Don’t just study our distress, do something”: Implementing and evaluating a modified stepped-care model for healthcare worker mental health during the COVID19 pandemic.” Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/07067437221111372
Berkhout, Suze G.; Fritsch, Kelly; Vieux Frankel, Alexandra, and Sheehan, Kathleen. 2022. “Obligation and the Gift of Life: Understanding Frictions Surrounding Advanced Care Planning and Goals of Care Discussions in Liver Transplantation.” Journal of Liver Transplantation 7 (July – September)
Berkhout, Suze G. and Stern, Eva-Marie. 2021. “Dwelling with Multiplicity: Negotiating Borders in the Lifeworld of First Episode Psychosis.” SITES: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies. 18(2).
Cuperfain, Ari, Hui, Katrina, Berkhout, Suze G. Foussias, George, Gratzer, David, Kidd, Sean A., Kozloff, Nicole, Kurdyak, Paul, Linaksita, Brandon, Miranda, Dielle, Soklaridis, Sophie, Voineskos, Aristotle N., and Zaheer, Juveria. “What Can’t Be Measured: Patient, Family and Provider Views of Measurement-Based Care In An Early Psychosis Intervention Program.” BJPsych Open. (Accepted for publication, e-pub date not yet determined).
Berkhout, Suze G., Sheehan, Kathleen, and Abbey, Susan. “Individual and Institutional Levels of Concern in Healthcare Workers in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study.” JAMA Open. 4(7): e2118425.
Berkhout, Suze G., McGillivray, Lindsey, and Sheehan, Kathleen. 2021. “Carceral Politics, Inpatient Psychiatry, and the Pandemic: Risk, Madness and Containment in COVID-19.” International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies. (Accepted for publication, in press).
Berkhout, Suze G. and Zaheer, Juveria. 2021. “Digital Self-Monitoring, Bodied Realities: Re-Casting App-Based Technologies in First Episode Psychosis” Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience. 7(1).
Varma, Saiba, Vora, Kalindi, Fox, Keolu, Berkhout, Suze G., and Benmarhnia, Tarik. 2021. “Why Calls to Diversify Trial Populations Fall Short.” Med 2(1): 25-28.
Berkhout, Suze G. and Richardson, Lisa. 2020. “Identity, Politics, and the Pandemic: Why is COVID-19 a Disaster for Feminism(s)?” History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. 42(49).
Soklaridis, S. deBie, A., Cooper, R., McCullough, K., McGovern, B., Beder, M., Bellisimo, G., Gordon, T., Berkhout, S. et al. 2020. “Co-Producing Psychiatric Education with Service User Educators: A Collective Autobiographical Case Study of the Meaning, Ethics, and Importance of Payment.” Academic Psychiatry. 44: 159-167. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40596-019-01160-5
Jaarsma, Ada and Berkhout, Suze G. 2019. “Nocebos and the Psychic Life of Biopower.” Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy. 23(2): 67-93.
Ravitz, Paula, Berkhout, Suze, Lawson, Andrea, Kay, Tatjana, and Meikle, Susan. 2019. “Integrated Evidence-Supported Psychotherapy Principles in Mental Health Case Management: A Capacity-Building Pilot.” The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. October 3. https://doi.org/10.1177/0706743719877031
Berkhout, Suze G. 2017. “Hearing Between Wor(l)ds: Rhetorical Space and Disrupting Narratives in Medicine” CMAJ. 189(48): E1494-1496.
Berkhout, Suze G. 2014. “Bad Reputations: Memory, Corporeality, and Subjectivity Beyond Hacking’s Looping Effects.” PhaenEx: Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture. 9(2): 43-63.
Berkhout, Suze G. 2013. “Private Talk: Testimony, Evidence, and the Practice of Anonymization in Research.” The International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. 6(1): 19-45.
Berkhout, Suze G. 2012 “Reproductive Autonomy on the Cutting Edge.” American Journal of Bioethics. 12(7): 59-61.
Berkhout, Suze G. 2008 “Buns in the Oven: Objectification, Surrogacy, and Women’s Autonomy.” Social Theory and Practice. 34(1): 95-117.
Jaarsma, Ada, Phung, Derek and Berkhout, Suze G. “Transdisciplinary Feminist Practices and the Puzzles of Placebos.” In Christina Hughes, Carol Taylor and Jasmine Ulmer (eds). Transdisciplinary Feminist Research. London: Routledge Press. (Accepted, forthcoming in 2023)
Berkhout, Suze G. and Jaarsma, Ada S. “Nocebos Talk Back: Marked Bodied Experience and the Dynamics of Health Inequality.” Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability. (Accepted, forthcoming in 2023)
Berkhout, Suze G., Jaarsma, Ada S., Morton-Niyomaya, Maya, and Stern, Eva-Marie. 2022. “Placebo/Nocebo.” In Briana Martino and Lisa Diedrich (eds). Keywords/Keyimages in Graphic Medicine (In Press, PSU Press).
Jaarsma, Ada S. and Berkhout, Suze G. 2022. “Cartesianism.” In P. Ballamingie & D. Szanto (Eds.), Showing Theory to Know Theory: Understanding Social Science Concepts through Illustrative Vignettes. Showing Theory Press (Open Education Resource).
Buchman, Daniel and Berkhout, Suze G. 2022. “Feminist Bioethics Persepctives on Chronic Pain, Addiction, and Neurotechnologies. Accepted following peer review in the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Feminist Bioethics.
Berkhout, Suze G. 2017. “Impure Dialogues: Review of Alexis Shotwell, ‘Against Purity’.” Phaenex: Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture.17(1): 97-101.
Berkhout, Suze G. and Jaarsma, Ada S.2016. Review of Elizabeth Wilson, “Gut Feminism.” Hypatia Reviews Online. September 2016. http://hypatiaphilosophy.org/HRO/reviews/content/291
Berkhout, Suze G. 2013. Review of Margret Grebowicz, “Why Internet Porn Matters.” Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0012217313000462
3. NON-PEER REVEIWED PUBLICATIONS
Taylor, Chloe, Jaarsma, Ada, Berkhout, Suze, Bogosavljevic, Katarina, Kilty, Jennifer M., Meiners, Erica R., Struthers Montford, Kelly, and Sharp, Hasana. “Symposium on Chloe Taylor’s Foucault, Feminism, and Sex Crimes.” Syndicate https://syndicate.network/symposia/philosophy/foucault-feminism-and-sex-crimes/ (forthcoming)
Berkhout, Suze G. 2016.“Matters of (F)act in Adherence to HIV/AIDS Care: How Multiplicity in Medicine Becomes a Singular Story.” Book Chapter, Knowing and Acting in Medicine, Rowman and Littlefield: Washington.
Editorials and Commentaries
Berkhout, Suze G. April 15, 2021. Letter to the Editor, “A History Written by the Victors of Science Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story.” Reading of the Week (Dr. David Gratzer) in response to Drs. Angela Desmond and Paul A. Offit, “On the Shoulders of Giants – From Jenner’s Cowpox to mRNA Covid Vaccines.”
Berkhout, Suze G. 2020. Commentary: Digital Selves and Bodied Realities in Psychiatry: More Perils? Response to Dr. Phoebe Friesen’s, “Digital Psychiatry: Promises and Perils.” Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) Bulletin 27(1): 5-6.
Berkhout, Suze G. October 10, 2019. Letter to the Editor. Reading of the Week (Dr. David Gratzer) in response to Dr. Stanely Goldfarb, “Take Two Aspirins and Call Me By My Pronouns”
Berkhout, Suze G. and Stern, Eva-Marie. 2019. Editorial: Being Seen, Being Heard: Health, Arts, and the Unspeakable in Lived Experience. Ars Medica Fall Issue.
Berkhout, Suze G. and Jaarsma, Ada S.2017.Editorial: Placebos, Nocebos and the Contact Zones of Biomedicine. Ars Medica Fall Issue. http://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/issue/view/26.
F. Patents and Copyrights
G. Presentations and Special Lectures
Invited Lectures and Presentations
*Please see extended CV for additional international lectures/presentations
“Ethical Issues in the Use of Placebos in Long-Term Schizophrenia Clinical Trials: A Discussion with Ethical and Clinical Experts.” Study Group co-Chair (with Dr. Stephen Marder), American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. December 5-8, 2021.
“Grappling with the Ethics in Evidence of Placebos in Long-term Schizophrenia Clinical Trials” Symposium Co-Chair (with Dr. Stephen Marder) and presenter. Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) Ethics Symposium.
“Digital Self-Monitoring, Bodied Realities: Re-Casting App-Based Technologies in First Episode Psychosis.” Oral Presentation, Schizophrenia International Research Society
“Multiplicity and Space for the Unspeakable: Exploring the Limits of Narrative in a Study of First Episode Psychosis.” Association for the Advancement of Philosophy in Psychiatry (AAPP) Annual Meeting.
“Nocebos, Nocebo Studies, and STS: Meaning-Making and Recalcitrance.” Session organizer and Chair. 4S/EASST Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
“Multiplicity and Space for the Unspeakable: Art, Lifeworld, and the Limits of Narrative in Psychosis.” Invited paper to multi-panel session. 4S/EASST Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
“Multiplicity and Space for the Unspeakable: Exploring the Limits of Narrative in a Study of First Episode Psychosis.” Association for the Advancement of Philosophy in Psychiatry (AAPP) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA. *conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“Grappling with the Ethics and Evidence of Placebos in Long-term Schizophrenia Clinical Trials” Symposium co-chair (with Dr. Stephen Marder) and presenter. Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) Ethics Symposium. Florence, Italy. *conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Kierkegaard After the Genome: Workshop. FEMMSS 2018 (Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies) Corvalis, Oregon, USA.
“Neuro-Imagining Placebo Effects” Invited paper, 4S: Society for the Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
“Feminist Scholarship, Methodology, and Studying Science.” Presented as part of the invited panel, “Questions of Method in/and Feminist Philosophy of Science.” FEMMSS 2014 (Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies Conference), Waterloo, Ontario Canada
*Please see extended CV for additional international posters
Berkhout Suze, Zaheer, Juveria, Remington, Gary. “Digital Self-Monitring and Embodiment in First Episode Psychosis: Ethical Considerations.” Schizophrenia International Research Society, Florence, April 2020* (*conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic).
Berkhout, Suze, Zaheer, Juveria, Remington, Gary. “’The Devil’s Work”: Grappling with Cure and Harm in First Episode Psychosis.” American Psychiatric Association Meeting, San Francisco, May 2019.
Berkhout, Suze, Zaheer, Juveria, Remington, Gary. “What of the Minimal Self? Identity, Subjectivity and the Limits of Self-Disorders in First Episode Psychosis. SIRS: Schizophrenia International Research Society Congress, April 2019; travel award winner
Invited Lectures and Presentations
*Please see extended CV for additional national lectures/presentations
“’The Devil’s Work’: Diagnosis and the Politics of Cure in First Episode Psychosis.” Guest Faculty & Presenter, McGill University Advance Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry (virtual conference)
Oral Presentation, “Lessons from the Nocebo Effect,” Creating Space XI, St. Johns, Newfoundland (virtual conference)
Invited researcher, presenting at Research Canada’s Parliamentary Reception, “A Race Against the Clock: Canadian Mental Health Researchers Stand up to COVID-19”
Invited Speaker, McGill Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry (June 17-19), presenting, “The Devil’s Work”: Grappling with Diagnosis and the Politics of Cure in First Episode Psychosis.” *Institute cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Invited Plenary Panel, “Humanism in Medical Humanities.” Creating Space X, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. *conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“Visualizing and Performing the Limits of Narrative in a Study of First Episode Psychosis.” Creating Space X, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. *conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“Grappling with Cure/Harm: Feminist STS & Critical Disability Studies Meets Placebo/Nocebo Studies” Invited lecture, McGill University Centre for Culture, Mind, and Brain. Montreal, QC, Canada.
“Embodiment, Psychosis, and Frictions in the First Episode Clinic: Divergent Bodyminds; the Implications for Bioethics in Psychiatry” Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, Annual Meeting; Guelph, ON, Canada.
BOOK PANEL, Chloë Taylor’s Foucault, Feminism and Sex Crimes. Invited Panelist. Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, Annual Meeting; Guelph, ON, Canada.
Invited panelist, Book Symposium on Dr. Mark Sullivan’s, “The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Care” Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting; Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
“Live One, Teach One: Building equitable collaborations with health service users to transform health professions education,” Canadian Conference on Medical Education; coauthors: Sacha Agrawal, Michaela Beder, Suze Berkhout, Rachel Cooper, Cscilla Kalocsai, Brenda McGovern, Sophie Soklaridis, and David Wiljer. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
“Embodiment, Psychosis, and Frictions in the First Episode Clinic: Divergent Bodyminds & the Implications for Bioethics in Psychiatry” Invited talk, UBC Centre for Bioethics; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
“Through the Scanner, Darkly: Visual Rhetoric in the Critical Analysis of Neuroimaging Data” Creating Space; Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.
“Author Meets Critic Panel: Against Purity.” Panel organizer and presenter. Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy; London, Ontario Canada.
“Neoliberalism, Progress, and Psychotropic Contact Zones.” Invited panelist, CSWIP at the CPA panel. Canadian Philosophical Association, Toronto, Ontario Canada.
“Gut Feminism: Metabolism, Entanglement and Boundary Crossing.” Roundtable Presentation, invited member. Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy; Sackville, New Brunswick Canada.
“Critical Ontologies of First Episode Psychosis.” Oral Presentation. Canadian Psychiatric Association Junior Investigator Research Forum, Toronto, Ontario Canada.
“Inter-Corporeal Ontologies: Material Vulnerabilities, Touching Relations, Biosocial Bodies.” Panel presenter with Dr. Ada Jaarsma, Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting; Calgary, Alberta, Canada
“Placebogenic Fantasies: Purity, Efficacy, and Ontologies within Biomedicine.” Co-presented with Ada Jaarsma. Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy; Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
*Please see extended CV for national posters
Invited Lectures and Presentations
Invited Keynote Speaker, “Multiplicity and Space for the Unspeakable in an Ethnographic Study of First Episode Psychosis.” Neurological Imaginary Series, York University, STS Program.
Invited guest lecturer, Theories of Health and Biomedicine, Carleton University, Department of Sociology, Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Invited Lectures and Presentations
|[May 2021] [October 2020] [March 2020]||“Treatment Resistance, Mental Health & the Politics of Diagnosis“ WCH Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds “Using Critical Discourse Analysis to Understand COVID-19 Distress amongst Healthcare Workers: Methods and Implications” Wilson Centre Research Rounds, with co-presenter, Dr. Kathleen Sheehan. “Encountering the Unspeakable: Arts-Based Research Methods and the Limits of Narrative in A Study of First Episode Psychosis.” University Health Network Grand Rounds. March 6, 2020, Toronto, Ontario Canada|
|[Oct 2019]||“Lessons from the Nocebo Effect” Wilson Centre Reznick Research Day. October 18, 2019, Toronto, Ontario Canada|
|[Nov 2018]||“Bodymind Trouble: Embodiment, Psychosis, and Frictions in the First Episode Clinic” Grand Rounds, CAMH November 1, 2018; WCH November 8, 2018, Toronto, Ontario Canada|
|[June 2017]||“Pills and Stories Not Swallowed Whole” Oral Presentation. University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Harvey Stancer Research Day, Toronto, Ontario Canada|
|[April 2017]||“Stories & Cures: Identity, Meaning, and Medication Adherence In First Episode Psychosis” Mount Sinai Hospital Psychiatry Grand Rounds Toronto, Ontario Canada|
|[2016 – 2018]||Invited Lecture, York University, Department of Sociology, Toronto Ontario Canada. SOSC 1801, “Health Controversies” (Topic: Psychiatry)|
|||University of Toronto, Undergraduate Medical Education, Supplementary Philosophy Lecture on Medical Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine|
|[Dec 2016]||“Early Intervention, Meaning-Making, and “Cures” in First Episode Psychosis: A Critical Qualitative Analysis” CAMH Grand Rounds; Toronto, Ontario Canada|
|[June 2016]||“Purity and Progress: Historical and Philosophical Foundations of First Episode Psychosis.” Oral Presentation. University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Harvey Stancer Research Day; Toronto, Ontario Canada|
|[March 2016]||“Materializing Fantasies: Purification and the Biosocial Ontologies of Placebo Effects in Biomedicine.” Co-presented with Ada Jaarsma. CAMH Research In Education Scholarship (RISE) Works in Progress Series; Toronto, Ontario Canada|
|[Oct 2013]||“Bad Reputations and Difficult Patients: Memory and Corporeality and the Looping Effects of Diagnostic Kinds.” Wilson Centre Research Day; Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Posters [Oct 2018]||Berkhout, Suze, Zaheer, Juveria, Remington, Gary. “Visions of Psychosis: Early Intervention and the View from Nowhere.” Wilson Centre Research Day, Toronto, Ontario Canada|
H. Teaching and Design
1. Innovations and Development in Teaching and Education
Developed and piloted novel animation discussing nocebo effects within informed consent practices, as part of the Ethics and Professionalism Block, PGY-1 Psychiatry Didactic Curriculum.
Co-Coordinator, Ethics and Professionalism Block, PGY-1 Psychiatry Didactic Curriculum. Introduced narrative ethics and ethics of care content and created role for service user educator in ethics and professionalism lecture.
Guest Lecturer, University of Toronto, Narrative Atelier Certificate Program. Developed and delivered workshop module on narrative research methodologies.
Development of the companion curriculum in the humanities, The University of Toronto Undergraduate Medical Education.
2. Courses Taught
[2016 – ongoing]
PGY-1 Ethics and Professionalism Introductory Lecture. PGY-1 Didactic Curriculum, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Psychiatry Resident Psychotherapy Seminar, resident co-teacher (with Dr. David Robertson), Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
[2013 – 2015]
Shared Care Seminar Lead (Psychiatry and Family Medicine), St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Portfolio Course, Resident Tutor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
[2013 – 2015]
Ethics and Professionalism Longitudinal Tutor & Content Expert; Art and Science of Clinical Medicine (ASCM) course, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
Approaches to Poverty in Medicine (Transition to Residency course), University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
I. Research Supervision and Mentorship
1. Graduate Education
|[2017 – ongoing] 2. Postgraduate MD||PhD Committee member, Luke Kernan, graduate student (PhD Program, Department of Anthropology) University of Victoria, Victoria British Columbia Canada. Pre-ABD.|
|[2019 – Ongoing] [2018 – 2019]||Project co-supervisor, Dr. Bahar Orang, PGY-2 Resident, University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Clinician Scientist Program Applicant (with Dr. Juveria Zaheer) Project supervisor, Dr. David Matthews, PGY-5 Resident, The University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry (with Dr. Nicole Kozloff, Dr. Juveria Zaheer, Dr. Gary Remington)|
3. Undergraduate and Research Volunteers
[2021 – Ongoing]
Research supervisor and mentor to medical student research assistants, Ms. Hilarie Stein, Ms. Maryam Golafshani, and Ms. Misha Dhuper
[2021 – Ongoing]
Research supervisor and mentor to volunteer, Ms. Katherine McLean-Lynch
J. Creative Professional Activities
1. Professional Innovation and Creative Excellence
Collaborator on a research creation soundscape/art installation, Staging Brain Injuries: A Collaborative Exploration of Sound and Affect
Collaborator on art installation for the Rendezvous with Madness Festival, a multidisciplinary arts festival exploring madness and mental health. With artist Moncef Mounir on the installation, “Prose in Therapy.” (Forthcoming, October 2020)
Produced and distributed an anxiety tool for public use in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Uptake within municipal offices and provincial ministries for employees as well as through social media.
Invited panelist to the University of Toronto Post-graduate Medical Education Chief Resident Leadership Workshop. Discussed issues of equity, professionalism, burnout and coping with chief residents from across all areas of the University of Toronto.
Invited panelist for the screening of “Rocks in My Pockets,” part of the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
2. Media Contributions
[Dec 31, 2020]
CTV News, “New year, new hope: vaccines offer optimism for 2021 during bleak time in pandemic”
[July 1, 2020]
Now Magazine, “The Pandemic isn’t Over But Why Are Some People Behaving as Though It Is?”
[May 6, 2020]
The National Post, “Grocery Shopping During COVID-19 Can be Fraught with Anxiety. Here’s How to Cope.” Invited expert commentary/source for print article.
[April 9, 2020]
CBC Radio One Vancouver, “On the Coast,” Invited guest discussing coping with stress and anxiety in the COVID-19 pandemic
[March 30, 2020]
The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Invited guest discussing coping with stress and anxiety in the COVID-19 pandemic
[March 26, 2020]
Humber College News Interview, coping with stress and anxiety in the COVID-19 pandemic for students
[March 25, 2020]
Seneca College, SAY News Interview, coping with stress and anxiety in the COVID-19 pandemic for students
[March 24, 2020]
SiriusXM “Canada Now”; Invited guest speaker on coping with stress and anxiety in the COVID-19 pandemic
[March 22, 2020]
CBC Radio 1, “Maritime Connection” with Preston Mulligan; Invited guest speaker on coping with stress and anxiety in the COVID-19 pandemic
[March 20, 2020]
University of Toronto News, interview on coping with stress and anxiety in the COVID-19 pandemic
[March 19, 2020]
CBC Radio 1 Morning Shows (Toronto, London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Whitehorse); Invited guest speaker on coping with stress and anxiety in the COVID-19 pandemic
[March 19, 2020]
CP24 News; Invited guest speaker on coping with stress and anxiety in the COVID-19 pandemic