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Rosanra (Rosie) Yoon

Assistant Professor
EducationPhD, MN, NP
OfficeDCC-542, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 557972
Areas of ExpertiseIntegrated care; Health services evaluation and implementation research; Organizational capability in trauma-informed approach and workforce resiliency; Integrated concurrent mental health and substance use treatment pathways

Rosanra (Rosie) Yoon's (she/her) research area focuses on health services evaluation with a particular focus in integrated care for people experiencing structural vulnerabilities, substance use and mental health challenges. Yoon employs participatory and collaborative evaluation methods for system improvement. As a nurse practitioner, her clinical area of expertise is in the areas of substance use, concurrent mental health conditions, trauma and gender-informed care. Bridging between community-based grassroots programs and larger systems -- to collaboratively meet the needs of people and communities -- is a core value that guides her clinical and research work. Her firm belief is that health is achieved through our communities where we all work, live, play and belong.

  • PPN 303: Mental Health Promotion Course Lead
  • MN 8959: Therapeutics I

Research Interests

  • Integrated care health services implementation and evaluation research 
  • Integrated care for mental health and substance use 
  • Trauma-informed organizational capability and workforce resilience outcomes

Research Projects

  • Development & Implementation of a Corporate Organizational Resilience Framework to Support Workforce Mental Health During and Beyond the Pandemic (2021). External Funding York Region. Yoon, R. (Principal)
  • Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) Grant (2020) Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Research Yoon, R (Co-PI), Coombs, M (Co-PI)., Furlong, A., & Dave, S. “Integrated Relapse Prevention Treatment Pathway for Women with Alcohol Use Disorder: Integrated Anti-Craving Medications Plus Counseling for Women”
  • COVID-19 Research Grant: TD Community Health Solutions Fund (2020) Yoon, R (PI) “System Sector Impact of Covid-19 on Access to Withdrawal Management Services for People experiencing Substance Use: Lessons Learned & Ways Forward”
  • CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Student Research Grant (2002) Yoon, R. & Johnson, S. Street Youth Health Care Utilization & Access Study

Conferences, Panels and Working Groups

  • Lead, QI & Evaluation Research, Mid-West Toronto Ontario Health Team, 2022 to present
  • Co-Chair, Quality & Evaluation Working Group, Mid-West Toronto Ontario Health Team, 2021 to present
  • Co-Chair, Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Conference Planning Committee, 2020                                 
  • Quality Standards Development Committee Member (Invited), Alcohol Use Disorder Standards Health Quality Ontario (HQO), 2018
  • Expert Panel Member (invited), Core Competencies in Addictions Nursing, Canadian Nurses Association, 2018
  • Problematic Substance Use Affecting the Workplace Panel (invited), Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), 2016

Book Chapters and Best Practice Guidelines 

  • Yoon, R., Mead, A., Ling, S., & Zhang, M. (2022). Foundations of care and OAT provider roles, Chapter 5 in Opioid Agonist Therapy: A Prescriber’s Guide to Treatment 3rd edition Edited by Peter Selby,P., Rieb,L., Lam, V., Zhang, M., and Bertram, J.
  • Yoon, R., & Lam, V., (2022). Psychosocial interventions for opioid use disorder in Opioid Agonist Therapy, Chapter 8 in A Prescriber’s Guide to Treatment 3rd edition Edited by Peter Selby,P., Rieb,L., Lam, V., Zhang, M., and Bertram, J.
  • Yoon, R. (co-chair) & Poole, N. (co-chair) Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (2018). Crisis Intervention for Adults Using a Trauma-Informed Approach: Initial Four Weeks of Management. Third Edition. RNAO International Affairs & Best Practice Guidelines Centre
  • Yoon, R. (2013) Opioid Addiction Chapter 12 in Fundamentals of Addiction: A Practical Guide for Counsellors, Fourth Edition (2013) | formerly published as Alcohol and Drug Problems Herie, M. & W.J. Skinner, W. (Eds) Foreword by Gabor Maté. CAMH Publications / Softcover / 2013-11-01 / 1771141476

Journal Articles 

  • Yoon, R., Bloomenfeld, J., Coombs, M., Furlong, A., Biasia, K., & Innis, S. (In Process). Improving Access to Substance Use Treatment for Women: An Integrated Relapse Prevention Program. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health.
  • Bhimani, H., Dziunikowski, D., D’Paiva, V., Jiwani-Ebrahim, N., Roitenberg J. & Yoon, R. (2021). Pandemic Leadership Program for Managers to Enhance Staff Resilience. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership.
  • Yoon, R., Kirkby, C., Furlong, Al, & Bloomenfeld, J. (2019).  Integrating Trauma-Informed Practice into Quality Improvement Processes.  Journal of Ethics in Mental Health. (ISSN: 1916-2405)
  • Nizum, N., Yoon, R., Ferreira‐Legere, L., Poole, N. and Lulat, Z. (2020), Nursing interventions for adults following a mental health crisis: A systematic review guided by trauma‐informed principles. Int J Mental Health Nurs, 29: 348-363. doi:10.1111/inm.12691 (external link) 
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, OHT IMPACT Fellow, Institute for Health Policy Management & Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, 2021
  • Abstracts of Distinction Award: Health Quality Transformation, Health Quality Ontario. (Yoon, R & Furlong, A.). Adopting the Technology: Telemedicine Community-Based Substance Use and Mental Health Agency. Gender & Trauma-Informed Perspectives, 2018