Project Manager, Technology Enabled Academic Detailing (TEAD)
Phone: 604-875-4111 ext. 69140
Erica Amari is a Project Manager of the Technology-Enabled Academic Detailing project at the eHealth Strategy Office. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2004, and her Master of Public Health degree from Simon Fraser University in 2011. Previous to her current position, she has worked at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital of BC, the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addictions (CARMHA), the Mood Disorders Clinic at UBC, and the Anesthesia Research Group at BC Children’s Hospital.
Erica’s area of interest is in improving the health of Canadians through policy changes, particularly in the area of mental health. Her master’s project focused on the paradigms represented by the treatment policies at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital of BC. Her other interests include health promotion, program development, and evaluation.
Livingston, J.D., Milne, T., Fang, M.L., Amari, E. (2011). The Effectiveness of Interventions for Reducing Stigma Related to Substance Use Disorders: A Systematic Review. Addiction, early online, Aug. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03601.x
Amari, E., Rehm, J., Goldner, E., & Fischer, B. (2011). Non-medical prescription opioid use and mental health and pain comorbidities: A narrative review. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 56(8), 495-502.
Andrade, T., Santiago, L., Amari, E., Fischer, B. (2011). ‘What a pity!’ – Exploring the use of ‘pitilho’ as harm reduction among crack users in Salvador, Brazil. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 18(5), 382 – 386. DOI: 10.3109/09687637.2010.506898
Murray, G, Suto, M, Hale, S, Amari, E, Michalak, EE. (2010). Self-management strategies used by ‘high functioning’ individuals with bipolar disorder: From research to clinical practice. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 18(2), 95-10. DOI: 10.1002/cpp.710
Suto, M, Murray, G, Hale, S, Amari, E, Michalak, EE. (2010). What Works for People with Bipolar Disorder? Tips from the Experts. Journal of Affective Disorders, 24(1-2), 76-84. DOI:10.1016/j.jad.2009.11.004
Amari, E., Vandebeek, C., Montgomery, C.J., Skarsgard, E., Warnock, F., Ansermino, J.M. (2010). Telephone and web-based pediatric day surgery questionnaires. International Journal for Health Care Assessment, 23 (3), 339–351. DOI: 10.1108/09526861011029398