Dane Mauer-Vakil


Dane Mauer-Vakil


MSc (Candidate), Health Services Research (Health Policy), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto


Dane is currently a Health Services Research master’s candidate specializing in health policy at the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation at the University of Toronto. His expertise is in mental health services, systems, and policies, with a particular focus on the implementation of collaborative care models to integrate mental health services in primary care. Additional areas of research include performance measurement and quality improvement for substance use disorder services. Dane holds student research positions in comparative health systems/policies and implementation science.

Dane’s overarching career goal is to improve the lives of people with or at risk of mental illness through rigorous health services and policy research. His main objective as a CREST.BD trainee is to begin addressing the research gap in implementation science and bipolar disorder using health equity frameworks to increase access to mental health services both in Canada and globally.

What I do when I'm not working

In my spare time I enjoy being physically active (tennis, hockey, running) and reading fiction.