Dr. Karen Urbanoski is Collaborator Scientist in the Social and Epidemiological Research (SER) Department at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She is primarily affiliated as Scientist with the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia, at the University of Victoria.
Areas of Research
Dr. Urbanoski’s research focuses on the development and course of substance use problems and addiction, and the roles played by health and social service systems in recovery. Her current projects include a system-level evaluation of integrated treatment for pregnant and parenting women with addictions, and a longitudinal investigation of psychosocial risk factors in the development of substance-related problems. She is currently collaborating with other researchers and policy makers in developing and refining performance measures for addiction treatment. Dr. Urbanoski’s work broadly aims to promote a better understanding of how to ensure equitable access to addiction services among the population in need.
View Dr. Urbanoski's publications on PubMed.