Nadia Minian is a scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research and INTREPID Lab (formerly Nicotine Dependence Service) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She is also an assistant professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine and an associate member at the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. She received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from The Graduate Center, CUNY, in New York City. In 2018, she received formal training in implementation science by the Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC) at the National Institute of Health (NIH). At CAMH, Dr. Minian leads the NDS’ Knowledge Translation team, supporting the implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of evidence in practice.
Areas of Research
Dr. Minian’s research focuses on increasing the accessibility, efficiency, and effectiveness of interventions for behaviour change interventions, with particular focus on smoking cessation in primary care settings. Her research involves co-creating evidence-based change-behaviour interventions as well as examining in what contexts digital technologies and implementation strategies can accelerate the implementation of evidence-based practices. She has conducted several pragmatic trials to test different implementation approaches. She is dedicated to promoting health equity and improving the health of Canadians by working in collaborative partnerships with the health system, communities, researchers and policy makers.