Marie-Claire Flores-Pajot, MSc
Research and Policy Analyst
Marie-Claire’s areas of expertise include gambling research and the lower-risk gambling guidelines.
Marie-Claire Flores-Pajot developed an interest in substance use and addiction research while completing her master’s degree at Carleton University. She conducted a number of research projects assessing current health policy topics, including supervised injection sites and medicinal cannabis. This work developed her interest and passion for improvements in public health issues through research.
Since joining CCSA in September 2016, Marie-Claire has been working on the creation of the Canadian lower-risk gambling guidelines, a first of its kind. Working with national and international partners in their development, she hopes the guidelines will help minimize the risk of harms related to gambling for Canadians.
Marie-Claire has previous experience as a researcher for Epistream Consulting and a clinical research assistant for the Parkinson’s and Neurodegenerative Disorders Clinic. Marie-Claire holds a Master of Science in health science, technology and policy from Carleton University.
Originally from Mexico City, Marie-Claire is fluent in three languages. She spends time gardening and doing calligraphy. She has run multiple marathons and half-marathons. She also loves cross-country skiing.