Corinne Tallon

  • Research Manager

Biography

Corinne Tallon is a research manager with CARMHA. She began working with CARMHA on a project for the BC Ministry of Health, to derive prevalence estimates for thirteen distinct mental and substance use disorders in the adult population within the province. This work is part of a needs-based planning exercise to design and size an ideal quite of services for the population affected by these disorders. Corinne is currently involved in managing research activities associated with the second phase of this work, which is intended to support the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions with policy and planning for mental health and substance use services within the province. Part of this work will involve the analysis of provincial health administrative data. Corinne will also be working with CARMHA’s Senior Data Analysist, Wayne Jones, to support other projects requiring analysis of quantitative data, such as administrative data.   

Following the completion of an Honours B.Sc. at the University of Western Ontario, Corinne worked as a clinical research associate with the Spine Centre in London, Ontario for several years. This position helped her to develop knowledge of epidemiological research and to acquire practical skills in quantitative analysis, data management, project management, and participant engagement. Corinne completed her Masters of Public Health in Population Health at Simon Fraser University in September, 2016. During her Masters, she worked with the Harm Reduction Program at the BC Centre for Disease Control conducting a multi-sectoral stakeholder evaluation with the Drug Overdose and Alert Partnership committee. She also worked as a research assistant in the Faculty of Health Sciences coordinating a qualitative research project linked to the “Work in a Warming World” research collaboration, based out of York University.  These different professional and academic experiences have exposed her to a variety of different research contexts and methodologies and allowed her to develop a diverse research skill set.

Corinne is interested in health systems innovation and transformation, particularly in regards to the provision and delivery of mental health and substance use services in Canada. She is also interested in how implementation research, quality improvement and program evaluation methodologies can be employed to support and facilitate application of evidence-informed decision making in this field.