Cynthia P. MacIsaac



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CRISM-Quebec-Maritimes: Research on interventions in drug misuse

2014/15-2020/21 • $2,374,845 • PI,CO,Other
Substance misuse remains a significant global public health problem which carries a heavy burden for abusers and their families alike. This disorder is indeed associated with suffering and severe health problems in patients, distress among family members, as well as tremendous costs to society....

Preventing the spread of HIV: The critical role of addiction treatment services

2018/19-2020/21 • $444,073 • PI,CO,Other
Addiction treatment programs play a critical role in HIV prevention because they reduce drug use, the frequency of injection, and unsafe practices. In some instances, however, people who use drugs and want treatment, do not enter treatment or stay in treatment because of the policies and...

Personality-Targeted Interventions for Addressing Polysubstance Use among Opioid-Addicted Clients Undergoing Opioid Substitution Therapy: A Feasibility Study

2020/21 • $100,000 • PI,CO
We are currently amid a severe opioid crisis, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Canada, prescription opioid use and opioid overdoses/mortality were soaring pre-pandemic, reaching epidemic levels, with opioid-related deaths only increasing since the pandemic. Powerful and dangerous synthetic...

CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS

2014/15-2019/20 • $4,773,240 • PI,CO,Other
The CIHR Centre for REACH (Research Evidence into Action for Community Health) in HIV/AIDS is a national collaborative network of over 125 researchers, policy makers, service providers, front-line community agencies and people living with HIV. REACH 2.0 will create an innovative, virtual,...

The REACH CBR Collaborative Centre in HIV/AIDS

2012/13-2017/18 • $1,500,000 • PI,CO,Other
The REACH CBR Collaborative Centre in HIV/AIDS will provide infrastructure to build CBR capacity in HIV across Canada. Building on the successful foundation of the CIHR Centre for Research Evidence in Action for Community Health in HIV/AIDS (REACH) -- a national collaborative research network,...

Sharing our knowledge and moving forward collectively to improve access to healthcare for Atlantic Canadians

2015/16 • $10,000 • PI,CO,Other
Healthcare services such as primary care, emergency services and specialized services are necessary to help prevent health problems and provide treatment when one is in poor health or injured. However, for some Canadians, including many within Atlantic Canada, accessing and utilizing such...

Surging ahead in community-based research in HIV/AIDS: Building on our collective knowledge to reduce harms and understand the impact of addiction on people at risk or living with HIV/AIDS in Atlantic Canada

2014/15 • $10,000 • PI,CO,Other
The Planning and Dissemination Event will convey what we know about HIV/AIDS research studies related to harm reduction, mental health and additions that have been done in Atlantic Canada. The idea for this event came about as we began setting priorities for the Atlantic Core Team of the CIHR...

Mobilizing Information, Preventing Infection

2014/15 • $10,000 • PI,CO,Other
What will this grant do? This CIHR dissemination grant will provide an opportunity for the Our Youth, Our Response (OYOR) research team to share key research findings with front line, policy and government partners working in the fields of youth-oriented HIV and Hepatitis C (Hep C) prevention....

Opioid-dependent users on methadone: A knowledge synthesis of formal interventions aimed at methadone retention and improved health

2011/12 • $99,963 • PI,CO,Other
For over 50 years, methadone has been prescribed to individuals around the world who are dependent on opioid drugs (e.g., opium, morphine, codeine, and heroin etc) as a way to lessen the symptoms of withdrawal, and reduce the constant craving for the drug. Methadone's effectiveness as a...

Community and Provider Perspectives on Improving Treatment Adherence and Retention for Injection Drug Users Living with HIV/AIDS: A Pilot Project

2011/12 • $33,000 • PI,CO,Other
People who use injection drugs (IDUs) often have to cope with having multiple conditions that occur along with addiction, and those living with HIV/AIDS tend to have the poorest outcomes. Combining addiction care (methadone maintenance therapy, or MMT) and HIV care (highly active antiretroviral...

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