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Dr. Cara Evans

Cara EvansDr. Cara Evans, MScOT, PhD, OT Reg (Ont)
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Cara Evans is a post-doctoral fellow at the Waypoint Research Institute, where she contributes to a study exploring patient-oriented research in forensic mental healthcare. Cara completed her PhD in Health Policy at McMaster University. Her doctoral research focused on stakeholder conceptualizations of quality in mental health care for people with complex health and social needs, and was funded in part by a Fulbright fellowship. She also has experience synthesizing evidence to inform health system decision-making, including as a research associate at RISE (Rapid-Improvement Support and Exchange) and as co-investigator on a CIHR-funded project that offered evidence support to mental health decision-makers in Ontario during the early waves of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cara practices as a registered occupational therapist.

Keywords: patient-oriented research, health systems, evidence synthesis.

Research Interests

Service user and care provider experiences; complex health and social needs; qualitative research and participatory approaches. 


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