Emily Jenkins, PhD, MPH, RN

Assistant Professor

Dr Jenkins has clinical expertise in acute mental health settings and her research is focused on optimizing mental health and substance use outcomes for Canadians through collaborative mental health promotion strategies; health services and policy development and redesign; and knowledge translation approaches.  She supports inclusion of the patient and community voice in research to inform policies and programs that are responsive to a diversity of lived realities.


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Jenkins, E. Slemon, A., & Haines-Saah, R. (2017). Developing Harm Reduction in the context of youth substance use: Insights from a multi-site qualitative analysis of young people’s harm minimization strategies. Harm Reduction, 14:53. DOI 10.1186/s12954-017-0180-z

Oliffe, J.L., Creighton, G., Robertson, S., Broom, A., Jenkins, E., Ogrodniczuk, J.S. & Ferlatte, O. (2017). Injury, Interiority and Isolation in Men’s Suicidality. American Journal of Men’s Health, 11(4), 888-899. DOI: 10.1177/1557988316679576

Slemon, A., Jenkins, E., & Bungay, V. (2017). Safety in psychiatric inpatient care: The impact of risk management culture on mental health nursing practice. Nursing Inquiry, DOI: 10.1111/nin.12199

Ng, C., Haines, Saah, R. J., Hilario, C., Jenkins, E., & Johnson, J. L. (2016). Unpacking young people's narratives about their aspirations: A Bourdieusian perspective. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 7(3/4), 423-455.

Jenkins, E., Kothari, A., Bungay, V., Johnson, J.L., & Oliffe, J. (2016). Strengthening Population Health Interventions: Developing the CollaboraKTion Framework for Community-Based Knowledge Translation. Health Research Policy and Systems, 14:65. DOI 10.1186/s12961-016-0138-8

Willis, C.D., Saul, J., Bevan, H., Scheirer, M.A., Best, A., Greenhalgh, T., Mannion, R., Cornelissen, E., Howland, D., Jenkins, E. , & Bitz, J. (2016). How can organizational culture change be sustained in health systems? A realist synthesis. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 30(1), 2-30. DOI: 10.1108/JHOM-07-2014-0117

Haines-Saah, R., Hilario, C., Jenkins, E., Ng, C., & Johnson, J.L. (2016). Understanding adolescent narratives about “bullying” through an intersectional lens: Implications for youth mental health intervention. Youth and Society, 1-23. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X15621465

Jenkins, E., Johnson, J. L., Bungay, V., Kothari, A., & Saewyc, E.M. (2015). Divided and disconnected—An examination of youths’ experiences with emotional distress within the context of their everyday lives. Health & Place, 35, 105-112.       

Jenkins, E.  (2014). The politics of knowledge: Implications for understanding and addressing mental health and illness. Nursing Inquiry, 21(1), 3-10.

Goldner, E.M., Jenkins, E., & Fischer, B. (2014). A narrative review of recent developments in knowledge translation and implications for mental health care providers. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 59(3).

Haines-Saah, R., Moffat, B., Jenkins, E., & Johnson, J. (2014). The influences of health beliefs and identity on adolescent marijuana and tobacco co-use. Qualitative Health Research. DOI:10.1177/1049732314539854.

Moffat, B., Jenkins, E., & Johnson, J. (2013). Weeding out the information: An ethnographic approach to exploring how young people make sense of the evidence on cannabis. Harm Reduction, 2013, 10:34.

Jenkins, E.  & Goldner, E.M. (2012). Approaches to understanding and addressing treatment-resistant depression: A scoping review. Depression Research and Treatment, 2012, 1-7. doi:10.1155/2012/469680

Jenkins, E., Balneaves, L.G., & Lust, A. (2011). Students and international nursing shock. Canadian Nurse, 107(7), 26-30.

Goldner, E.M., Jeffries, V., Bilsker, D., Jenkins, E., Mennear, M., & Petermann, L. (2011). Knowledge translation in mental health: A scoping review. Healthcare Policy. 7(2), 83-120.


Goldner, E., Jenkins, E., & Bilsker, D. (2016). A Concise Overview of Mental Health and Illness in Canada (2nd Ed). Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.

Goldner, E., Jenkins, E., Palma, J. & Bilsker, D. (2011). A Concise Overview of Mental Health and Illness in Canada. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.

Co-Designed Educational Resources

Teens' Public Health Messages on Cannabis (PDF - 316 KB)


Supervisor eligibiity: 

  • MN
  • MSN – thesis
  • MSN – non-thesis
  • PhD
Graduate Supervision