Current Position and Professional Functions

Dr.Boon is a Professor and a Dean for the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. She currently co-directs IN-CAM (the Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research) and is the President of the International Society of Complementary Medicine Research. She served as the Chair of Health Canada’s Expert Advisory Committee for Natural Health Products from 2006-2009.

Education and Training


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Research Interests and Expertise

Professor Boon's primary research interests are the safety and efficacy of natural health products as well as complementary/alternative medicine regulation and policy issues. She is the author of a textbook on natural health products and over 100 academic publications.

Her current research projects include:

1. Statutory Regulation and Emerging Health Care Professions: What is the impact on practice?

2. SAFETYNET: an Academic and Professional Partnership Building a Culture of Safety for Spinal Manipulation Therapy

3. A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study of homeopathic treatment of children and youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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