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.

Sheena Taha, PhD
Associate Director, Quality and Accountability


Sheena’s areas of expertise include opioid harms; responses to the overdose emergency; health of harm reduction service providers; treatment for opioid use disorder; the effects of cannabis use on developing brains; stress, coping and well-being.


Sheena Taha finds the most intriguing part of her role at CCSA is developing partnerships to understand knowledge needs and then blending research findings with the partners’ experiential evidence.

Her interest in mental health and substance use led Sheena to join CCSA in June 2013. She hopes that her ongoing work will contribute to a better understanding of the social and structural determinants of health, and to the availability of a complete continuum of care to anyone who wishes to receive support.

Sheena has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Wilfred Laurier University. She holds a Master of Science and a PhD — in both health psychology and neuroscience — from Carleton University.

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