Robert E. Mann

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Ontario-based Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse Node Team (OCRINT)

2014/15-2020/21 • $2,283,167 • PI,CO,Other
In Ontario, illicit & prescription drug misuse result in extensive harms; however major gaps in prevention and treatment interventions exist. We will establish the Ontario-based CRISM Node Team [OCRINT], an integrated team of research investigators and service providers, policy makers and people...

Extension of the COMPASS Study: building on our current success shaping the direction of youth health

2016/17-2020/21 • $1,532,692 • PI,CO
COMPASS is the world's largest and most comprehensive longitudinal school-based primary prevention project. The purpose of this proposal is to extend COMPASS for an additional 5 years (2017-2021). Each year, COMPASS collects longitudinal data from ~45,000 grade 9 to 12 students attending 89...

The Influence of Age on Driving-Related Cannabis Effects: Exploring Cannabis Use Frequency and Related Factors

2018/19-2020/21 • $718,375 • PI,CO
Legalization of recreational cannabis use in Canada will have important implications for road safety. In 2012, collisions in Canada caused by cannabis resulted in estimated costs of over $1 billion. Evidence suggests that legalization in some jurisdictions has led to increases in driving under...

Ecological Momentary Assessment of Simultaneous Cannabis and Alcohol Use

2018/19-2020/21 • $331,554 • PI,CO
Cannabis and alcohol are widely used among young adults in Canada and both substances are often used at the same time. Rates of simultaneous use of alcohol and cannabis may increase as a result of legalization and increased access to cannabis in Canada. Combining cannabis with alcohol can...

Effects of combined alcohol and cannabis on young drivers' simulated driving

2016/17-2018/19 • $471,028 • PI,CO
Alcohol and cannabis are the psychoactive substances most often found in seriously and fatally injured drivers. We recently observed that individuals who reported both driving under the influence of alcohol (DUIA) and of cannabis (DUIC) experienced collision risk nearly 4 times that of...

Informing policy on drug-impaired driving in Canada: Driver perceptions and countermeasure impact

2015/16-2018/19 • $135,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Road collisions are a major health and social burden in Canada. Driving after drinking is a large contributor, but over the past few decades policies aimed at reducing this behaviour have shown substantial success. Evidence now shows that drug-impaired driving (DID) plays an important role in...

Towards monitoring of driving while impaired by cannabis and/or other drugs

2017/18 • $100,000 • PI,CO
The Canadian government is committed to the legalization of recreational use of cannabis, making Canada only the second country in the world to do so after Uruguay. While the legal and public health implications of legalization are complex, a major concern among Canadians revolves around...

Provincial and key community responses to federal cannabis legalization: A multi-jurisdictional study

2017/18 • $100,000 • PI,CO,Other
There is an urgent need to systematically examine the potential challenges cannabis legalization may pose for diverse communities and explore how key provincial and community service authorities and policy stakeholders might optimize and coordinate their responses to protect the health of all...

Exploring Stigma, Discrimination and Recovery-Based Perspectives toward Mental Illness and Substance Use Problems among Primary Health Care Providers across Ontario

2014/15-2016/17 • $575,116 • PI,CO
A range of studies indicate that individuals with mental illness and/or substance use problems (MISUP) experience discrimination in the Canadian health care system. Many individuals who seek help for MISUP feel disrespected and discriminated against by frontline health care workers, either...

Development of a mental health module for the COMPASS system: improving youth mental health trajectories

2016/17 • $100,000 • PI,CO
Poor mental health is one of the largest challenges facing Canadian youth, placing them at increased risk of various physical illnesses, early mortality, suicide, school dropout, unemployment, and criminality. In the 2013 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS), poor mental health...

Adolescent injury, substance use, and mental health: An exploration of rates, determinants, and comorbidities in Canadian survey data

2016/17 • $69,909 • PI,CO,Other
Injury is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in Canada. Recent estimates suggest the health and economic costs of injury in Canada is approaching $27 billion annually, with many thousand deaths and tens of thousands of hospitalizations. Adolescents are particularly at risk,...

Cannabis and Motor Vehicle Crashes: A Multicentre Culpability Study.

2010/11-2015/16 • $910,151 • PI,CO
Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in Canada and many drivers, especially young adults, report driving after using marijuana. Although there is abundant experimental evidence that marijuana, either alone or in combination with alcohol, impairs the skills required for safe driving,...

CIHR Team in Traumatic Brain Injury and Violence

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,887,348 • PI,CO
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) accounts for 50% or more of all trauma deaths, and an estimated 2% of the population live with lifelong disabilities resulting from TBI. There appears to be a direct link between TBI and violence, which itself is a major issue for Canadians. The goal of the research...

CIHR Team in Innovations in Child and Youth Concurrent Disorders

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,044,706 • PI,CO
This research will develop and evaluate innovative, developmentally-informed, integrative service delivery models to address co-occurring disorders (CDs) using a community-collaborative framework. We will 1) prepare the groundwork for improved child, youth and family treatment 2) increase...

Acute and residual effects of cannabis on young drivers' performance of driving-related skills

2012/13-2014/15 • $337,957 • PI,CO
Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for young people. We have recently found that driving after using cannabis is more common among young Canadian drivers than driving after drinking. While this observation raises concerns, the effects of cannabis on driving-related skills in...

Adult ADHD: exploring gender, symptoms and social outcomes using a population-based survey

2010/11-2013/14 • $312,916 • PI,CO
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a commonly diagnosed childhood psychiatric disorder. Clinical studies have found that ADHD can continue into adulthood and be associated with increased negative social outcomes, including substance abuse, risky driving, poorer health status,...

Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) - Ontario-Based Team for Intervention Research in Substance Misuse

2013/14 • $50,000 • PI,CO,Other
Substance misuse causes major health and social harms in Canada, and Ontario specifically. However, key evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions for illicit and/or prescription drug misuse are lacking. This proposal assembles a team of diversely skilled and experienced Ontario-based...

Reducing Alcohol-Related Problems by Implementing Evidence-based Tools that Translate Research Knowledge into Prevention Practice

2011/12 • $199,793 • PI,CO,Other
This project is based on recent international and national evidence on the rising rates of damage from alcohol and which policies and programs are most effective in reducing problems and damage from alcohol in a population. The project team will compare this evidence with what is actually...

Cannabis and traffic collisions: A case crossover study of patients presenting to tertiary care centres in Toronto and Halifax

2010/11 • $179,086 • PI,CO
Impaired driving is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Canada, and is an important issue to researchers, policymakers, and the public. Epidemiological evidence points to the profound effect of alcohol on road safety, and a number of important initiatives to combat this problem have...