Dr. Adam Sherk

Dr. Adam Sherk

Adam is a Scientist with CISUR and a Researcher with our WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre for Alcohol and Public Health Policy. His research focuses on substance use epidemiology and alcohol policy research. He created the International Model of Alcohol Harms and Policy, an alcohol research platform used by countries worldwide to estimate alcohol-caused harms. He has created or consulted on national alcohol harms monitoring projects in Australia, Finland, Sweden, New Zealand and the US, in addition to Canada.

His current projects and interests include the Canadian Substance Use Costs and Harms project, estimating the cancer prevention potential of Canada-wide alcohol policies (spoiler alert: a high potential!), and the Canadian Alcohol/Ethanol Supply (CA/ES) study, which monitors and characterizes the magnitude of the alcohol/ethanol supply in Canada.