Dr. Caroline Tait

Dr. Caroline Tait - Biography

Caroline is Metis from MacDowall, Saskatchewan. She received her Ph.D. from the Departments of Anthropology and Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University. Caroline has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in anthropology and a Master’s of Arts degree in medical anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. During the 1995-1996 academic year, Caroline was a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Fellow at Harvard University in the Departments of Anthropology and Global Health and Social Medicine. Caroline is the past coordinator of the National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research funded by the Institute for Aboriginal Peoples Health Research and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University in May 2004. She is past Vice-chair of the Aboriginal Women's Health and Healing Research Group, a national group of Aboriginal women who are funded by the Women's Health Bureau, Health Canada.

In May 2004, Dr. Tait joined the Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre, First Nations University of Canada and the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Saskatchewan. In 2007, Caroline joined the Department of Native Studies. In 2012 she joined the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Tait's research spans across North America, contrasting the Canadian and American public health responses to substance abuse by pregnant women. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled “The tip of the iceberg": The “making” of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Canada. Caroline is also the author of A Study of the Service Needs of Pregnant Addicted Women in Manitoba, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome among Canadian Aboriginal Peoples: Review and Analysis of the Intergenerational Links to Residential Schools, commissioned by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.

Caroline can be contacted at:

Phone: (306) 966-6956
Email: caroline.tait@usask.ca