Jason Tan de Bibiana


Jason Tan de Bibiana is a senior research associate with Vera’s Redefining Public Safety initiative. He focuses on the intersections of public health issues and criminal legal system responses, including improving access to community-based care for substance use and mental health issues and advancing alternatives to arrest and incarceration. This has included research on civilian crisis response programs, offices of violence prevention and neighborhood safety, and suicide prevention and harm reduction strategies.

Before joining Vera in 2018, Jason contributed to applied research on models for urgent psychiatric outpatient care, assertive community treatment and intensive case management, and Housing First and supportive housing for people experiencing houselessness, mental illness, and substance use disorders. Jason has also led research, advocacy, and health promotion on gender equity, sexual health, and youth development.

Jason holds a BSc from McGill University and an MSc from the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health.