- Research Assistant
Corinne Tallon is a research assistant with CARMHA, primarily involved in the BC Prevalence and Distribution study. The study’s objectives include deriving prevalence estimates for various mental health and substance use disorders in the adult population in the province of BC. The project also explores the distribution of these estimates according to age, sex, severity and geography and is intended to inform the Ministry of Health’s policy and planning for mental health and substance use services within the province.
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 her knowledge of epidemiological research and to acquire practical skills in quantitative analysis, data management and patient engagement. Corinne recently completed her Masters of Public Health in Population Health at Simon Fraser University. During this time 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 conducting a qualitative research project linked to the “Work in a Warming World” research collaboration, based out of York University. Her diverse academic and professional experience has exposed her to a variety of different research contexts and methodologies and allowed her to develop a diverse research skill set.
Corinne is interested 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.