Adam Vaughan

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Dr. Adam Vaughan holds a PhD in Criminology from Simon Fraser University and works as a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Policy Fellow as well as a Research Associate for JIBC.

His current research investigates the intersection between the mental health care system and the criminal justice system. More specifically, he is interested in the effectiveness of collaborative problem solving programs between the mental health care practitioners and the police on reducing recidivism and improving mental well-being in severely mentally ill persons.

Adam teaches criminological research methods to undergraduate students, he is a research assistant with The Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies, and he sits on the board of directors for the Canadian Chapter of the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation.

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