Mental Health and Addiction Interventions During a Pandemic or Disaster

Impact of Interventions for Mental Health and Addictions in Primary Care in the Context of a Pandemic or Disaster: A Systematic Review

Project Status:In progress

Knowledge User(s)

National Centre of Excellence in Mental Health

Project Trainee(s)

Jawad Chishtie, Iwona Bielska, Ghazal Fazli, Morgan Slater, Aislinn Conway


Matthew Menear

Funding Source(s)

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance

Project Objectives

To determine the impacts of pandemics or disasters on the delivery of mental health or addictions services in primary care settings, and the impacts of interventions implemented in primary care in response to a pandemic or natural disaster that aim to improve outcomes related to mental health and addictions.

Research Approach

Systematic Review

Project Lead(s)

Annie LeBlanc

Position: Laval University, Quebec SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Annie LeBlanc is a clinical epidemiologist, Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Investigator in the Research Center of the Quebec Institute of Primary Healthcare and Social Services, Quebec, Affiliate Investigator, Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit, Mayo Clinic, USA, and Interim Director, Capacity Building & Professional Development Core, Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Quebec SUPPORT Unit, Quebec.

Dr. LeBlanc’s research centers around the translation of comparative effectiveness research into practice through the design, evaluation, implementation, and sustainability of patient-centered interventions and their impact on patient important outcomes. She lives in Quebec City with her husband and two children.

Annie LeBlanc

Laval University, Quebec SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Annie LeBlanc is a clinical epidemiologist, Associate Professor in the...

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