Bios of Current Members

Lynn Martin, PhD

email lynn.martin(at)

Dr. Martin is a Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. She is a Fellow of interRAI, member of the Instrument, Systems, and Development (ISD) Committee, and leads work related to the interRAI Intellectual Disability assessment system. To date, the interRAI ID assessment system has been implemented in several jurisdictions in Canada and the US, and is also being used in some locations internationally (e.g., Italy, Taiwan, Israel). She co-led a historic project with the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services that used the interRAI ID to help plan for the closure of the province's three remaining specialized institutions for persons with intellectual disability. She also assisted in the refinement and validation efforts of the interRAI Mental Health (MH), and the development of the interRAI Community Mental Health (CMH) and interRAI Emergency Screener for Psychiatry (ESP) systems. In 2007, she received a Career Scientist Award for her work focused on integration, equality, delivery, and outcomes in mental health services. Dr. Martin's work focuses on evidence-based solutions that improve the health, well-being, and service outcomes of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, and older adults. Her work uses interRAI systems to facilitate meaningful shared decision-making processes between individuals and providers, promote intersectoral collaboration, and create responsive and person-directed health and social services systems.

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