Cara Evans MScOT PhD is a researcher interested in the intersection of health system design and health care experiences. She is particularly concerned with this nexus as it relates to individuals facing mental health concerns and social marginalization. Cara holds a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Health Policy from McMaster University. Her doctoral dissertation, supported in part by a Fulbright fellowship, explored the mental health care experiences and outcomes that matter for people with complex health and social needs. Cara also produced evidence syntheses for decisionmaker audiences in Ontario, often on questions related to integrated care. As a Senior Research Associate at the SE Research Centre, Cara leads and supports a diverse array of research projects, including the evaluation of an approach to care using The H.O.P.E. Model® (Home, Opportunity, People, Empowerment) and implementation of integrated team-based home and community care in resource-poor neighbourhoods. With her leadership, Cara aims to expand collaboration with various partners including clients, community groups, health service organizations, and other researchers.
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Senior Research Associate