Dr. Jillian Halladay

Clinical Epidemiologist & Registered Nurse

Jillian Halladay

Clinical Epidemiologist & Registered Nurse

MY MISSION IS TO...

FOCUS ON YOUTH

to improve the lives of adolescents & emerging adults

OPTIMIZE WELLBEING

by minimizing mental health & substance use concerns

USE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY

to rigorously answer meaningful research questions

Notable Achievements

2021 – The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Research Trainee of the Year Award

2020 – David Sackett Scholarship – Click to Read Interview

2019 – New Investigator Fund from Hamilton Health Sciences

2019 – McMaster Student Union Teaching Award

2018 – CIHR Doctoral Research Training Award

I am a Registered Nurse and Clinical Epidemiologist (Msc, PhD). I have clinical experience related to inpatient, emergency, and outpatient youth mental health and substance use. I recently completed my PhD in Health Research Methodology (HRM) at McMaster University June 2022, focusing on examining the co-occurrence of substance use and mental health concerns among youth by using diverse epidemiological methods. Throughout graduate studies, I was part of Dr. Kathy Georgiades’ research lab at the Offord Centre for Child Studies, I was a Research Associate at the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research leading program development and evaluation for a novel Emerging Adult Substance Use Program, and I worked on various projects related to post-secondary mental health and wellbeing at the University.  My clinical and research roles are all grounded in identifying, contributing to, and utilizing the best available evidence to improve and optimize the lives of youth.

I will be doing a post-doctoral fellowship with the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance use at the University of Sydney in Australia Fall 2022-2024. I am actively looking for career opportunities in Canada (ON or BC) to begin in the Summer/Fall of 2024 following my fellowship. 

Methodological Interests & Expertise

  • survey design & psychometric evaluation
  • systematic reviews & meta-analyses
  • linear, logistic, & multinomial regression
  • multilevel modeling
  • clustering methods
  • observational studies & randomized controlled trials
  • knowledge translation

Substantive Interests & Expertise

  • adolescent, emerging adult, & post-secondary student mental health and substance use
  • population surveys & monitoring
  • integration of measurement-based care, quality improvement, & research within clinical practice
  • positive mental health & wellbeing
  • physical activity & nutrition
  • sex & gender based-analysis

Partnerships and Funders:

HHS
Offord
McMaster_Nursing
CIHR
Peter_Boris
SMHO
DeGroote_CMCR

© Jillian Halladay 2022

© Jillian Halladay 2022