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Dr Justin Rivest

Dr Justin Rivest

Research Associate


Justin is a Research Associate in the Faculty of History, collaborating on “Selling Exotic Plant Products in Paris, 1670-1730,” a Leverhulme Trust project directed by Dr Emma Spary. His research focuses on early pharmaceutical monopolists and their role in supplying standardized drugs to large-scale consumers such as the French army, navy, overseas trading companies, and missionary societies circa 1670-1740.

Justin hails from rural southwestern Ontario. He earned his Bachelor of Humanities (2008) and a Master of Arts in History (2010) from Carleton University and recently earned a PhD in the History of Medicine (2016) at Johns Hopkins University.