Faculty and Staff


Cameron Wild, Postdoctoral Fellowship, PhD, MA, BA (Honours)


Public Health, School of

About Me

I study psychosocial aspects of addiction and mental health.

My research interests span etiology, prevention and treatment, and include: problem drinking, injection drug use, smoking, comorbid addictions and mental disorders, treatment systems, and the use of social policy.

Methodologically, I use a broad variety of approaches, including efficacy and effectiveness trials, population surveys, psychometrics, longitudinal designs and qualitative (phenomenological and ethnographic) methods.

Although these are diverse interests, a common thread uniting them is a core theoretical emphasis on the interplay between social influence and motivational processes. Almost all of my research interests include a strong community focus, which involves extensive collaboration with health policy makers, practitioners and other non-academic stakeholders to ensure the relevance and uptake of our findings, along with and dissemination of results using both traditional (academic publication) and non-traditional (internet, grey literature) approaches. 


Scientist, Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario, 1994 – 1997
Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Motivation, University of Rochester, New York, USA, 1992 - 1997
PhD (Psychology), University of Alberta, 1993 MA, University of Alberta, 1987 
BA (Honours), University of Alberta, 1980


Health Scholar, Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, 2006 – 2013 
Population Health Investigator, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, 2000 – 2006 
New Investigator, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2000 – 2005


Substance-related disorders
Behavioral sciences
Mental health services