Psychiatry Mental Health Addiction Public Health Policy
Tyler Marshall is a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychiatry and holds a graduate research assistantship (GRA) in the Department of Pediatrics. In 2015, earned a BSc in neuroscience from Rhodes College (USA) and a master degree in public health from The University of Memphis (USA), in 2016. Tyler brings a background of health policy advocacy to his doctoral studies, including academic and clinical volunteer work for harm reduction and supervised consumption services.
Tyler's is working on a paper-based doctoral thesis with the following objectives: 1) examine whether diagnoses of anxiety or depression during adolescence are predictors of opioid use disorder during emerging adulthood, and 2) evaluate the impact of shared decision-making in the treatment of anxiety and depression in emerging adults. Tyler is also a graduate research assistant on a pan-provincial study entitled "Predictors of shared decision-making in community-based health settings."
This is a survey course on what is cannabis, how and why it is used. Topics will include: history, harm reduction, benefits, regulation, medical and recreational uses, health effects and risks, treatment options, research evidence, ethics and business practices. Implications of legalization will be discussed. Open to all undergraduate students.Winter Term 2021