Social and Community Interventions and Policy Research Group
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, London Office
100 Collip Circle, Suite 200
U.W.O. Research Park
London, Ontario N6G 4X8
(519) 858-5010 ext. 22002
Dr. Kathryn Graham is a Senior Scientist in the Social and Community Interventions and Policy Research Group with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH. Dr. Graham is also an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Western University, Associate Professor (Status) in the Clinical Public Health Division of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Adjunct Professor at the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Psycholog in the Faculty of Health at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.. She is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research.
Areas of Research
Dr. Graham’s main research areas include alcohol and violence, including both bar-room and intimate partner violence, gender, alcohol, and health, along with their measurement and evaluation to identify the most successful methods for prevention and intervention. Her Safer Bars program has received international recognition and has been implemented in a number of countries. Recognizing that bars and clubs are high-risk locations for violence and aggression, Dr. Graham and her team of researchers developed the program over a five-year period, in consultation with police, lawyers, community health professionals, civic leaders, and liquor licensing officials, as well as bar owners and staff from more than 20 licensed premises in towns and cities across Ontario. For this and other applied research, Dr. Graham recieved the Queen's Jubilee medal in 2002.
Her current research extends the Safer Bars program to better understand and prevent alcohol-related sexual aggression and violence toward women. In addition, her Five Views on a Journey project explored the links between mental health, substance use/addiction, and violence and how local and provincial services address these issues. Supported by a Partnership for Health Systems Improvement grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health, Dr. Graham has worked with other researchers and local and provincial knowledge users to examine experiences with the system of services from five perspectives: persons who have issues, their family members, the community generally, service providers, and service use data, such as data on OHIP billings and hospital admissions. This project is being done in partnership with Researching Health in Ontario Communities (led by CAMH Scientist Dr. Samantha Wells), which examined mental health, substance use/addiction, and violence issues in communities across Ontario, including rural and First Nations communities.
View Dr. Graham's publications on her website.