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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

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Alan Martino, MA
Knowledge Broker


Alan’s areas of expertise include gender and sexuality, disability studies, mental health and stigma


Alan Martino is passionate about getting the right information into the right hands at the right time. In July 2020, he joined CCSA for the opportunity to make research digestible to different audiences, while providing attention to issues of accessibility and intersectionality. He uses creative approaches to develop knowledge mobilization products and has experience with art-based methods, including theatre and drawing.

Before joining CCSA, Alan worked on a variety of community-based projects for research centres across Canada, including McMaster University, Brandon University and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. He taught sociology at Ryerson University and McMaster. At CCSA, he will be supporting Canadians to make well-informed and evidence-based decisions about alcohol use. His projects require building and maintaining relationships with community partners and learning more about how to support their work.

Alan holds a BA from St. Lawrence University and an MA from the University of Lethbridge. He is finishing his PhD in the sociology department at McMaster.

In his spare time, you will find Alan exploring the nation’s capital with his beloved basset hound, Mojo.

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