Evaluation Research Trainees

Isabella Romano, BSc
University of Waterloo

Isabella Romano is a PhD candidate in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. She began working with HRI as a research assistant during her undergraduate degree, and was a practicum student under the supervision of Dr. Jean Costello. Currently, Isabella is conducting an evaluation of Homewood Health Centre’s Tobacco-Free Policy and its impact on AMS patients’ tobacco use and treatment outcomes. Isabella’s research interests include the relationship between mental health and substance use; her dissertation work involves assessing the impact that federal cannabis legislation may have on the well-being of youth enrolled in the COMPASS Study. Isabella is a recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) CGS-M award.

Publications:

Evaluating the short-term impact of a tobacco-free policy in an inpatient addiction treatment setting
Romano, I. · Costello, J.M. · Ropp, C. · Sousa, S. · Bruce, D. · Roth, D. · MacKillop, J. · Rush, B.

Factors affecting breastfeeding and breastfeeding duration among Indigenous children in Canada: An analysis of the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey 
Romano, I. · Cooke, M. · Wilk, P.

High school bullying and mental disorder: An examination of the association with flourishing and emotional regulation
Romano, I. · Butler, A. · Patte, K.A. · Leatherdale, S.T.

How is exposure to a tobacco-free policy associated with tobacco and substance use outcomes? (in press)
Romano, I. · Costello, J.M. · Ropp, C. · Sousa, S. · Bruce, D. · Roth, D. · MacKillop, J. · Rush, B.

Multimorbidity in children and youth: A scoping review protocol
Romano, I. · Buchan, M.C. · Oltean, I. · Romano, L. · Ferro, M.A.

Psychological and behavioural correlates of cannabis use among Canadian secondary students: findings from the COMPASS study
Romano, I. · Williams, G. · Butler, A. · Aleyan, S. · Leatherdale, S.T.

Psychological correlated and binge drinking behaviours among Canadian youth: a cross-sectional analysis of the mental health pilot data from the COMPASS study
Butler, A. · Romano, I. · Patte, K.A. · Ferro, M.A. · Leatherdale, S.T.