Bios of Current Members

Christopher M. Perlman, PhD,
Assistant professor

email chris.perlman(at)

Dr. Perlman is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. From October, 2009 to August, 2012 Dr. Perlman was the Associate Director of the Homewood Research Institute at Homewood Health Centre, a large mental health and addictions hospital in Guelph, Ontario. Dr. Perlman’s research focuses on the use of interRAI systems to enhance decision making, safety, evaluation, and quality improvement in health and healthcare services, particularly for persons with mental health conditions. A particular emphasis of Dr. Perlman’s research is on the design of mental health quality indicators using interRAI assessments such as the interRAI Mental Health and Community Mental Health.

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