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Michael Martin 

SAMI Fellow 2011-2012
Email: mmart007[at]

Mr. Martin’s research focuses on the intersection between mental health, addictions, and the criminal justice system. His current research is investigating rates of change in mental health problems over the first year of incarceration among prisoners serving sentences of two years or longer. It will (1) explore factors and events that occur during imprisonment that may lead to either improved or deteriorating mental health; (2) consider individual characteristics and experiences prior to incarceration to identify vulnerable sub-groups of prisoners and (3) look at the relationship between mental health and engaging in institutional incidents such as rule breaking, assaulting other inmates or staff and self-injurious and suicidal behaviour. This work is funded through a CIHR operating grant that stems from Mr. Martin's involvement in the SAMI program.

Education: PhD, Epidemiology, University of Ottawa (in progress); Masters in Psychology, Carleton University (2011); Bachelor of Arts, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Concentration in Psychology, Minor in Law, Carleton University (2007).

Selected Publications:

See Mr. Martin's Google Scholar Profile.

Contact Information:

Email: mmart007[at]

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