Cam Wild, PhD

Cameron Wild

Primary Affiliation

Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta

Cam earned a PhD in Psychology from the University of Alberta, completed a postdoctoral Fellowship in the Human Motivation program at the University of Rochester (New York), and was a Staff Scientist at the (former) Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario. He was the inaugural Associate Dean of Research in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, where he is currently a Professor and Nominated Principal Investigator of the CRISM Prairie Node. Cam’s research program includes (1) community-based epidemiologic and qualitative studies of addictive behaviours (injection drug use, use and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, illicit and prescription drugs) and comorbid mental disorders, (2) research on community-based screening and brief interventions as first-line services for the general public, (3) health services research on motivational factors influencing client retention in addiction treatment and the impact of compulsory treatment policies, and (4) system-level work designed to inform the organization of prevention and treatment services in relation to problem severity and population needs for care. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles and chapters on these topics and has supervised 33 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Contact Information

School of Public Health

University of Alberta

3-300 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy

11405 – 87 Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1C9

Ph. 780.492.6752.



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