Colette Severin is the research operations manager responsible for data, information, privacy and ethics, as well as a project coordinator, at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH).
As part of her management role in research operations, Severin is the Institute's data documentation coordinator, managing the integrity of data records for all IWH project data holdings.
In her role of project coordinator, she is currently working with Dr. Andrea Furlan on a project that aims to implement and evaluate the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) model to establish a community of practice among care providers who support public safety personnel in their recovery and return to work. She is also involved in a study with Dr. Nancy Carnide and Dr. Peter Smith examining cannabis use patterns, experiences with medical authorization, and workers’ compensation reimbursement for use among people with work-related injuries or illnesses.
Severin holds a master’s of health science in community health and epidemiology from the University of Toronto, and a CPHI(C) certification in public health inspection from the School of Occupational and Public Health at Toronto Metropolitan University.