Working Groups & Advisory Councils

With feedback from CRISM Atlantic members three areas were identified as important with respect to primary service needs and related research focus: Concurrent Disorders; Youth Substance Use; and Rural Access and Telehealth. To guide work in these areas, three Working Groups (WG) have been created. WGs will be responsible to help identify, support and monitor research projects, fully or partially funded, through WG funds.

CRISM Atlantic members identified three population-specific areas of importance: PWLLE; Indigenous Peoples; and Rural Access & Telehealth. To guide work within these areas, Advisory Councils (AC) were created. ACs will be responsible to inform the WG research projects to ensure projects are designed, conducted and that information is shared in a way that considers the population-specific areas.

Meet the 2023-2024 Advisory Councils and Working Groups

Indigenous Advisory Council
Co-Chairs (Interim): Renee Masching, MSW;  Miranda Pierro
Advisor: Amy Bombay, PhD

Persons with Lived and Living Experience Advisory Council
Co-Chairs:  Natasha Touesnard; Gerard Yetman

Sex and Gender Advisory Council
Co-Chairs: Jacqueline Gahagan, PhD; Niki Kiepek, PhD

Concurrent Disorders Working Group
Co-Chairs: Pamela Arenella MD; Phil Tibbo, PhD

Rural Access & Telehealth Working Group
Co-Chairs: Bruce Hollett, MD;  Igor Yakovenko, PhD

Youth Substance Use Working Group
Co-Chairs: Lisa Bishop, PharmD; Nick Harris, PhD

A more detailed description of the above is available here