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Jill Fairbank, MSc
Senior Knowledge Broker


Jill’s areas of study include the social determinants of health.


Jill Fairbank enjoys bringing together CCSA’s diverse stakeholders to better understand their day-to-day needs and address complex challenges. She brings over 10 years of knowledge mobilization experience to the role. She is continuously exploring new ways of supporting knowledge use in the field.

Since joining CCSA in June 2016, Jill has led the Improving Treatment Together project. It fosters a youth-centred approach to the development of opioid-use resources with partners in Western Canada. She also helped develop an online data visualization and analysis tool to improve the accessibility of findings from the Canadian Substance Use Cost and Harms project. Her qualitative research focuses on uncovering options for improving remuneration for family physicians caring for those with substance use disorders.

Prior to CCSA, Jill worked for four years as a network manager in London, England, where she collaborated with countrywide networks of health researchers and practitioners to bring research outcomes to practice and improve evidence-informed treatment in the National Health Service.

Jill holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences from McMaster University and a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

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