Dr. Rebecca Saah, PhD

Dr. Rebecca Saah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and co-lead for the O’Brien Institute for Public Health’s, Population Health and Prevention Interest Group.

Trained as a Health Sociologist, her research focuses on adolescent mental health and substance use through the lens of a critical public health approach that prioritizes harm reduction, social justice, and the lived experiences of persons that use drugs and/or live with mental illness. Since joining the University of Calgary as Faculty in early 2016, she has focused much of her research program on youth cannabis use and the public health policy implications of cannabis legalization in Canada.

Her current projects also include qualitative and policy-focused research on parent advocacy for drug policy reform in the context of Canada’s opioid crisis, and on youth policy engagement for mental health promotion.

We are pleased to be welcoming Rebecca to our line-up of highly respected key speakers at #CannabisCon on Saturday, March 3rd in Calgary, Alberta. Rebecca’s brings both expertise and experience to an important topic she will be addressing. Public Safety and Harm Reduction: Plans for programs in place for youth and public education on legalized cannabis.