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Academic researchers affiliated with CASBS fall into the categories of: fellows, research affiliates, and visiting scholars. A board of directors provides governance and leadership, and an academic advisory committee offers guidance for the research mission. A permanent staff supports the work of the scholars and our advisors.

Current Fellows
Current Fellows and Scholars

Fellowships are awarded across core social and behavioral science disciplines, including: anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology; in addition to humanistic scholars from the fields of education, linguistics, and the biological, natural, and health sciences.


The Center staff provide a variety of services to fellows and scholars.

CASBS Board of Directors
Board of Directors

The Center is governed by a board of directors with oversight of the academic mission and management of the Center.

Past Fellows, Affiliates and Scholars
Past Fellows, Research Affiliates, and Visiting Scholars

Over the past six decades CASBS has hosted a roll call of exceptional scholars in the social and behavioral sciences. Search the database.

People at a Glance

Heather Munroe-Blum OC, OQ, PHD, FRSC

Member, CASBS Board of Directors; CASBS fellow (2013-14)

Heather Munroe-Blum currently serves as Chairperson of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and is Principal (President) Emerita of McGill University. She is a Director of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Chair of RBC's Corporate Governance Committee; Director, of CGI Group; and, Director and Vice-Chair of the Gairdner Foundation.  She is a member of the Board of the Centre for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) of Stanford University, and, the Trilateral Commission. 

Munroe-Blum became the 16th Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University in 2003 and served for over a decade as the first woman in this role.  A distinguished scholar in the fields of psychiatric epidemiology and public policy, and an accomplished administrator, Munroe-Blum was a member of McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Professor in its Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health. Prior to this, she served as Professor and Vice-President (Research and International Relations) at the University of Toronto.

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