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Lynn Martin

Lynn Martin

, PhD
OHCRN Member: OHCRN Research Consortium

Career Scientist,
Ministry of Health and Long-term Care

Assistant Professor,
Master of Public Health,
Lakehead University

Chief Editorial Board,
Journal of Developmental Disabilities


Dr. Lynn Martin is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Public Health program at Lakehead University and has Adjunct status in the Department of Health Studies & Gerontology at the University of Waterloo. She is also affiliated with the Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health (CERAH) and Homewood Research Institute. In 2007, she was named as an Associate Fellow in interRAI through her involvement with its International Network of Excellence on Mental Health.

Dr. Martin is a co-author of the interRAI Intellectual Disability (ID), and has led studies of that instrument in several jurisdictions across Canada. She has received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to examine the health and social service needs of older adults with ID living in the community (as PI), and is involved in the planning for the closure of the Ontario's three remaining specialized institutions for persons with ID (Co-PI with Hirdes). Specifically, she is helping the Ministry of Community and Social Services to pre-plan for the successful transition of facility residents into the community, and is involved in the evaluation of those community placements. Since 2006, she has been a member of the Chief Editorial Board for the Journal on Developmental Disabilities (JoDD), and was appointed to the Board of Directors of Community Living Thunder Bay early in 2008.

Dr. Martin is also a co-author of the interRAI Community Mental Health and Emergency Screener for Psychiatry, and has contributed to the refinement of the interRAI Mental Health. In July 2007, she received a 5-year Career Scientist Award from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care to examine integration, equality, delivery, and outcomes in mental health services offered across the health care continuum – from inpatient and community-based mental health care, to home care, to chronic and long-term care.