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Additional Affiliations

Clinical Associate Professor, UBC SPPH
FLEX Site Director, Vancouver Fraser Medical Program, Undergraduate Medical Education, UBC

Research Interests
  • Developmental evaluation
  • Knowledge mobilization and implementation science
  • Integrated health and social care delivery
  • Social determinants of health and health equity
  • Mental health and substance use
  • Dementia care

Dr. Salmon has been a Scientist at CHÉOS since 2016 and is the Centre’s Program Head for Knowledge Translation. Her research program aims to improve the mobilization of evidence through implementation science and knowledge translation approaches, with a focus on health systems and services interventions supporting individuals with integrated health and social care needs. She also serves as the Associate Director, Academic, Community, and Systems Engagement for CHÉOS, where she works to support, promote, and facilitate the innovative research and knowledge mobilization projects taking place at CHÉOS and develop new opportunities for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, among other initiatives.

Dr. Salmon is a Clinical Associate Professor in the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health. She also serves as the FLEX Site Co-Director for the Vancouver-Fraser Medical Program, a series of core courses that offer medical students unique opportunities to pursue scholarship in academic, clinical, and community settings.

Prior to joining CHÉOS, Dr. Salmon had an extensive career as front line worker, health care administrator, and a consultant for local, provincial and federal governments, and with numerous grassroots organizations locally and internationally, conducting evaluations and developing evidence-based programs and policies. Her research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada, the Victoria Foundation, the Vancouver Foundation, and the St Paul’s Foundation.


Health research in the heart of Vancouver