JILLIAN HALLADAY

Clinical Epidemiologist &
Registered Nurse

JILLIAN HALLADAY

Clinical Epidemiologist & Registered Nurse

MY MISSION IS TO...

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FOCUS ON YOUTH

to improve the lives of adolescents & emerging adults

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OPTIMIZE WELLBEING

by minimizing mental health & substance use concerns

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USE EPIDEMIOLOGY

to answer research questions using quantitative methods & biostatistics

I am currently a PhD candidate in Health Research Methodology (HRM) at McMaster University, focusing on examining the co-occurrence of substance use and mental health concerns among youth by using diverse quantitative methods. Through HRM, I am part of Dr. Kathy Georgiades’ (my supervisor) research lab at the Offord Centre for Child Studies. I am also a Registered Nurse working on the Child and Youth Mental Health Inpatient Unit at McMaster Children’s Hospital and a Research Associate at the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research leading program development and evaluation for a novel Emerging Adult Substance Use Program. 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 done my PhD in Summer 2022 and I am in the process of exploring post-doctoral positions and academic career options to begin Fall 2022.

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

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