Dr. Mark Embrett

Dr. Mark Embrett

Room 111C

With his experience in interdisciplinary health policy research, Dr. Embrett’s research focuses on health systems arrangements, health policy and knowledge translation, and policies’ impact on a variety of prevalent health policy problems such as equity, access, and efficiency. He has co-investigated and led independent, local, and national research projects in mental health and interprofessional care. After receiving his PhD from McMaster University’s Health Policy Program and Dalhousie University’s Masters in Applied Health Services Research, Mark has applied his skills in academic, private and government industries focusing on transition in care for youth with mental health issues, Social Impact Bonds for improving health project outcomes, digital health and health economic outcomes. Dr. Embrett currently teaches courses on Health Systems and Health Policy (HLTH 398), Health Leadership (401), Health in All Policies (HLTH302), Social Determinants of Health (HLTH 102), and Health Innovation (HLTH 402).


Recent publications


Sim, S. M., Lai, J., & Aubrecht, K., Embrett, M. (2019). CIHR health system impact fellows: reflections on “driving change” within the health system. Int J Health Policy Management.

Embrett, M., & Randall, G. E. (2018). Physician perspectives on Choosing Wisely Canada as an approach to reduce unnecessary medical care: a qualitative study. Health research policy and systems16(1), 95.

Barr, N. G., Longo, C. J., Embrett, M., Mulvale, G. M., Nguyen, T., & Randall, G. E. (2017, October 23). The transition from youth to adult mental health services and the economic impact on youth and their families. Healthcare Management Forum. doi:10.1177/0840470417709579

Embrett, M., Randall, G.E., Longo, C.J., Nguyen, T., Mulvale, G. (2016) Effectiveness of Health System Services and Programs for Youth to Adult Transitions in Mental Health Care: A Systematic Review of Academic Literature. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42 (1), DOI: 10.1007/s10488-015-0638-9.

Embrett, M., & Randall, G.E. (2014) Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity Policy Research: Exploring the Use, Misuse, and Nonuse of Policy Analysis Theory. Social Science and Medicine, 108, 147-155.

Nguyen, T., Embrett, M. (2017) Preventing youth from falling through the cracks between child/adolescent and adult mental health services: a systematic review. Community Mental Health. (upcoming)

Mulvale, G., Embrett, M., & Razavi, S. D. (2016). ‘Gearing Up’ to improve interprofessional collaboration in primary care: a systematic review and conceptual framework. BMC Family Practice17(1), 1.

Mulvale, G., Nguyen T., Miatello A. & Embrett, M. (2016) Lost in Transition or Translation? Implications of Differences in Philosophies of Care for Young People Transitioning from Child and Youth to Adult Mental Health Services: A Systematic Review. Journal of Mental Health. DOI: 10.3109/09638237.2015.1124389