Authors Corner

Dr. Abdu’l-Missagh Ghadirian is an author, researcher and Emeritus Professor at McGill University, Faculty of Medicine in Montreal. He has spoken in numerous public, professional and university venues around the world.

He has done extensive research including about 170 articles published mostly in scientific journals and other professional media in the field of social science and psychiatry. He is the author of fourteen books, including “In Search of Nirvana”, “Ageing: Challenges and Opportunities”, “Environment and Psychopathology” and “Alcohol and Drug Abuse: a Psychosocial and Spiritual Approach to Prevention”. 

In recent years he has published the books “Creative Dimensions of Suffering”  2009,“Steadfastness in the Covenant” 2014, “Alzheimer’s Disease: An Eclipse before Sunset (2ndedition) 2016” and “Materialism – Moral and Social Consequences (2010 & second edition 2017).   The latter received the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Association for Baha’i Studies in 2011.  Some of his works have been translated and published in several languages..

He founded and has conducted a course on Spirituality and Ethics in Medicine (since 2002) at McGill University’s Medical Education department. He also taught as one of the distance professors around the world for  the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE-Iran) from 2006-2012. 

 As a Baha’i, he has researched and published on spirituality in medicine and the application of Baha’i principles to current societal problems as well as on the persecution of the Baha’is of Iran. He served as a member of the Continental Board of Counsellors in the Americas (1995-2005) and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Huququ’llah in Canada  (2005-2017).


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