Cameron Wild, Postdoctoral Fellowship, PhD, MA, BA (Honours)

Professor, School of Public Health

Contact

Professor, School of Public Health
Email
cam.wild@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-6752
Address
3-277 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9

Overview

About

I study psychosocial aspects of addiction and mental health.

My research interests span etiology, prevention and treatment, and include: problem drinking, injection drug use, smoking, comorbid addictions and mental disorders, treatment systems, and the use of social policy.

Methodologically, I use a broad variety of approaches, including efficacy and effectiveness trials, population surveys, psychometrics, longitudinal designs and qualitative (phenomenological and ethnographic) methods.

Although these are diverse interests, a common thread uniting them is a core theoretical emphasis on the interplay between social influence and motivational processes. Almost all of my research interests include a strong community focus, which involves extensive collaboration with health policy makers, practitioners and other non-academic stakeholders to ensure the relevance and uptake of our findings, along with and dissemination of results using both traditional (academic publication) and non-traditional (internet, grey literature) approaches. 

Degrees

Scientist, Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario, 1994 – 1997
Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Motivation, University of Rochester, New York, USA, 1992 - 1997
PhD (Psychology), University of Alberta, 1993 MA, University of Alberta, 1987 
BA (Honours), University of Alberta, 1980

Awards

Health Scholar, Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, 2006 – 2013 
Population Health Investigator, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, 2000 – 2006 
New Investigator, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2000 – 2005

Keywords

Substance-related disorders
Behavioral sciences
Mental health services
Methods

Announcements

Supervision
Currently accepting PhD students.

Courses

SPH 518 - Psychosocial Perspectives on Health

A critical, interdisciplinary review of psychosocial health. Theoretical and methodological implications from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are considered. Prerequisite: SPH 501 or consent of Instructor. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both HPS 508 and SPH 518. May contain alternate delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021
SPH 608 - Psychosocial Perspectives on Health

A critical, interdisciplinary review of psychosocial health. Theoretical and methodological implications from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are considered. Prerequisite: SPH 501 or consent of Instructor. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both HPS 608 and SPH 608. May contain alternate delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021

Scholarly Activities

Research - Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse

Principal Investigator
Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse: Prairie Node
Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Research - Ccomparative analysis of provincial/territories harm reduction policy

Principal Investigator
A comparative analysis of provincial/territories harm reduction policy: Implications for expanding access to health services for people who use illicit drugs
Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Research - Development of a vaccine against the hepatitis C

Collaborative Member
Development of a vaccine against the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and demonstration of efficacy in intravenous drug users.
Funded by Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunities)


Research - Enhanced multidisciplinary care for inner city patients with high acute care use

Co-principal Investigator
Enhanced multidisciplinary care for inner city patients with high acute care use
Funded by Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System)


Research - Working with parents to prevent childhood obesity

Co-Investigator
Working with parents to prevent childhood obesity: A primary care-based study.
Funded by Canadian Institutes for Health Research (Partnerships for Health System Improvement Grant)

Publications

Gap analysis of public mental health and addiction programs: Final report
Author(s): Wild, T.C., Wolfe, J., Wang, J., & Ohinmaa, A.
Publication Date: 2014

Prospects for scaling-up supervised injection facilities in Canada: The role of evidence in legal and political decision making.
Author(s): Hyshka, E., Bubela, T., & Wild, T.C.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Addiction
Volume: 108
Page Numbers: 468-476

The role of traditional culture in protection and resilience against drug problems among urban Aboriginal adults in Canada
Author(s): Currie, C.L., Wild, T.C., Schopflocher, D.P., Laing, L., & Veugelers, P.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Social Science & Medicine
Volume: 88
Page Numbers: 1-9

Assessing self-determined motivation for addiction treatment: Validity of the Treatment Entry Questionnaire
Author(s): Urbanoski, K., & Wild, T.C.
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Volume: 43
Page Numbers: 70-79

Controlled study of brief personalized assessment- feedback for drinkers interested in self-help.
Author(s): Wild, T.C., Cunningham, J.A., & Roberts, A.B.
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Addiction
Volume: 102
Page Numbers: 214-250

Everybody’s Got It, but…: Situational and strategic participation in normalized HCV discourse among injection drug users in Edmonton, Canada.
Author(s): Wozniak, L., Prakash, M., Taylor, M., & Wild, T.C.
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: International Journal of Drug Policy
Volume: 18
Page Numbers: 388-396

Social control and coercion in addiction treatment: Toward evidence-based policy and practice.
Author(s): Wild, T.C.
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Addiction
Volume: 101
Page Numbers: 40-49

Social pressure, coercion, and client engagement at treatment entry: A self-determination theory perspective.
Author(s): Wild, T.C., Cunningham, J.A., & Ryan, R.M.
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Addictive Behaviors
Volume: 31
Page Numbers: 1858-1872