Janet Durbin is a Scientist in the Provincial System Support Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and has appointments at the University of Toronto (Department of Psychiatry and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation), and at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
Dr. Durbin has expertise in performance monitoring, program evaluation, measure development, community mental health, and systems of care. Her research is focused on the organization and delivery of mental health systems and services, particularly for individuals with severe mental illness. Current work is focused on measuring implementation of practice innovations for persons with developmental disabilities in emergency departments and primary care, and implementation of Early Psychosis Intervention Programs in relation to recently released provincial Standards. Past studies have examined system performance for inpatient and community mental health care. Information flow between primary care and psychiatry is another focus.
Dr. Durbin is a co-lead of the Ontario Hospital Report's mental health team which is assessing the quality of inpatient psychiatric care. She is collaborating with other team members in the development of a tool for measuring inpatient perception of care.