NSHRF welcomes new Manager

NSHRF is pleased to introduce Mark Embrett, the new Manager of the REAL Knowledge Program. In this role, Mark will collaborate with a broad group of stakeholders throughout Nova Scotia’s health system to develop programs that support the transfer, exchange and application of knowledge.

Originally from Cape Breton, Mark says he’s grateful for the chance to bring his expertise back home. “This is an opportunity to support government policies that improve health system performance and patient health outcomes in Nova Scotia,” he explains. “By joining the NSHRF team I feel like I’ve come full circle.” 

Mark brings to the NSHRF several years’ experience in evidence-informed decision-making, digital health, and mental health. In the past he worked with local organizations such as the IWK Health Centre and Capital District Health Authority, and more recently gained international experience with research consortiums based out of England and Finland, and Precision Health Economics in the United States.

Immediately prior to joining NSHRF in early November, Mark was completing a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Health Systems Impact Fellowship in collaboration with Canada Health Infoway and McMaster University. There he pursued research on the challenges associated with the adoption of evidence-informed policies in government. 

Mark holds a PhD in Health Policy from McMaster University, a Master’s of Applied Health Services Research from Dalhousie University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from St. Francis Xavier University. 

During his academic career, Mark received numerous accolades for his work. He was the recipient of the 2014-2015 Mutual Group Graduate Scholarship, and the 2013-2014 David Basford Scholarship. Most notably, although we may be a little biased, Mark is a Scotia ScholarOM, receiving the award in 2008. 

Please join us in welcoming Mark to Nova Scotia’s research enterprise; we’re confident his skills and expertise are a great addition to our community.