Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine at University of Calgary
Dr. Rebecca-Haines Saah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Trained as a Health Sociologist, her research focuses on adolescent mental health and substance use through the lens of a critical public health approach that prioritizes harm reduction, social justice, and the lived experiences of persons that use drugs and/or live with mental illness. Since joining the University of Calgary as Faculty in early 2016, she had focused her research program on the youth cannabis use and the public health policy implications of cannabis legalization in Canada, working with partners in community and government at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. Her current projects also include qualitative and knowledge translation research related to the opioid overdose crisis in Canada and youth engagement for mental health promotion.