Faculty Member

Carol Strike Ph.D. , MSc., B.A.

Email Address(es)
carol.strike@utoronto.ca
Office Phone
416-978-6292
Office Address
Dalla Lana School of Public Health 155 College Street Toronto, ON M5T 3M7
Division(s)/Office
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Position
Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Tenured
Admin Position
Division Head

Research Interests

  • Harm reduction programs
  • Addiction treatment programs
  • Methadone maintenance therapy
  • Provider-client relationships
  • Mental health programs
  • Health services research

Education & Training History

PhD – Community Health, University of Toronto (2000)

MSc – Epidemiology, University of Ottawa (1993)

BA – Sociology, University of Waterloo (1989)

Other Affiliations

  • Affiliate Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

CHL 5801 – Core concepts in health promotion

CHL 5150 – Data collection methods for public health research in the field

Professional Summary & Appointments

Canadian Association of HIV Researchers, Executive

Honours & Awards

  • 2016       Anthony Miller Award for Excellence in Research in Public Health Sciences, DLSPH
  • 2016       Paula Goering Collaborative Research and Knowledge Translation Award, CAMH
  • 2013       Ross Upshur Thesis Mentorship Award, Joint Centre for Bioethics, U. of Toronto
  • 2011       Robin Badgely Teaching Excellence Award, University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
  • 2007      Leadership Award, National Awards for Excellence in Reducing Drug Related Harm, Kaiser Foundation

Current Research Projects

  • HIV prevention, supervised injection services, and collaborative relationships with police: Development of a training program
  • Day Health Programs for complex care delivery: Using implementation science and participatory methods to evaluate success and ethical care delivery for people living with HIV
  • At the intersection of clinical ethics and harm reduction: clinician perspectives on reducing discharges against medical advice for substance using patients living with HIV and Hepatitis C
  • Treatment and other needs of long term methadone patients
  • Development of cross-Canada best practice recommendations for harm reduction programs
  • Exploring the use of arts-based approaches to engage individuals living with HIV about harm reduction

Representative Publications

  1. Bayoumi AM, Strike C. Making the case for supervised consumption. The Lancet. 2016 May; 387:1890-1891.
  2. Strike C, Guta A, de Prinse K, Switzer S*, Chan Carusone S. Opportunities, challenges and ethical issues associated with conducting community-based participatory research in a hospital setting. Research Ethics. 2016, 1: 1-9. [PA]
  3. Strike C, Khobzi-Rotondi N, Watson TM, Kolla G*, Bayoumi M. Pubic Opinions about supervised smoking facilities for crack cocaine and other stimulants. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy. 2016. 11:8 DOI 10.1186/s13011-016-0052-7. [PA]
  4. Strike C, Watson TM, Kolla G*, Penn R*, Bayoumi M. Ambivalence about supervised injection facilities among community stakeholders. Harm Reduction Journal. Harm Reduction Journal.2015, 12:26 DOI: 10.1186/s12954-015-0060-3 [PA]
  5. Strike C, Hopkins S, Watson TM et al. Best Practice Recommendations for Canadian Harm Reduction Programs that Provide Service to People Who Use Drugs and are at Risk for HIV, HCV, and Other Harms: Part 1. Toronto, ON: Working Group on Best Practice for Harm Reduction Programs in Canada. 2013. Available from: http://www.catie.ca/en/programming/best-practices-harm-reduction. And         http://www.catie.ca/fr/programmation/meilleures-pratiques-reduction-mefaits
  6. Strike C, Watson TM, Gohil H et al., The Best Practice Recommendations for Canadian Harm Reduction Programs that Provide Service to People Who Use Drugs and are at Risk for HIV, HCV, and Other Harms: Part 2. Toronto, ON: Working Group on Best Practice for Harm Reduction Programs in Canada. 2015. Available at: http://www.catie.ca/sites/default/files/bestpractice-harmreduction-part2.pdf and http://www.catie.ca/fr/programmation/meilleures-pratiques-reduction-mefaits