Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Media Contact

Our experts are available for speaking engagements and media interviews. Please contact us with your request.

Sara Atif, MSc
Research and Policy Analyst


Sara’s areas of expertise include family physician remuneration for providing patient care for substance use disorders and gambling.


Sara Atif has always wanted to work with underrepresented and vulnerable populations. She confirmed this belief during her world travels, visiting locations where improving mental health is not prioritized or reinforced.

Working at CCSA since February 2018 has allowed Sara to help meet this goal. She has provided her expertise to projects related to gambling, stigma and cannabis, as well as lived and living experience. 

Sara has a BSc specializing in psychology from the University of Ottawa and MSc in public health from Université Laval. During her final year of graduate school, she worked as a research assistant at the Direction régionale de santé publique de la Capitale-nationale in Quebec City.

In her off time, Sara is an avid soccer player, who enjoys a great cup of coffee.

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