Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Director, Safer Opioid Prescribing, Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Research Fellow, Medical Psychiatry Alliance
Courtesy Staff, Trillium Health Partners
My research and implementation projects focus primarily on the intersection of chronic pain, mental health and opioid use. I use a variety of research methods to investigate this area including systematic reviews, clinical trials, implementation evaluations, and bibliometric and media analyses. I am particularly interested in what the opioid crisis tells us about medicine as a field and thus how we can develop appropriate health policy responses.
I also direct a continuing professional development program (https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/opioidprescribing/) and conduct evaluative educational research under the theme of understanding the relationship between educational methodology, program outcomes and health policy.
Honours and AwardsName:
2019 CFPC Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program Award
2017 Fred Fallis Award in Distance Education (CPD, UofT)
2016 Award of Excellence in Development and Use of Innovative Instructional Methods (DFCM, UofT)
2019 - 2023: Health Canada Substance Use and Addiction Program: Education for Integrating Opioid Use Disorder within Primary Care
2019 - 2021: Ohio State University Opioid Innovation Fund
2019 - 2021: CIHR Evaluation of Interventions to Address the Opioid Crisis Operating Grant
2018 - 2020: CIHR Opioid Crisis Knowledge Synthesis Operating Grant
2018 - 2020: CPD UofT Research and Evaluation Grant