Dr. Mary Bartram has led mental health and substance use policy development and implementation with federal and territorial governments, Indigenous organizations and NGOs. She is the Policy Director with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and teaches courses in public policy at Carleton University. Most recently she has led a COVID-19 Policy research project on the mental health impacts of the pandemic.
Mary completed her PhD at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University in 2017 and postdoctoral research at McGill University and the University of Ottawa. Her research has focused on a range of issues such as equity in access to psychotherapy, harm reduction in postsecondary settings, and recovery in the mental health and substance use sectors. Mary is a Registered Social Worker and holds an MSc in Family Therapy from Purdue University.