Centre for Implementation Research

Our Team

The Centre for Implementation Research includes professionals from multidisciplinary fields in cognitive psychology, epidemiology, health economics, health psychology, health services research, knowledge translation science, medical sociology, medicine, nursing, population health, statistics, and other health and behavioural sciences. The interdisciplinary and complementary nature of our expertise promotes the application of a range of theories, methods and tools to a variety research areas and healthcare priorities and ensures every project is considered from multiple perspectives.

Scientists

Jamie Brehaut
Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
http://www.ohri.ca/profile/Brehaut
613-737-8899 x 73820
jbrehaut@ohri.ca
Disciplinary background: cognitive psychology
Research interests: cognition and decision-making; cognition and decision-making; decision support; psychological theories as applied to knowledge translation/implementation science; ethics of clinical research and informed consent; health of parents of children with health problems; psychometric evaluation/tool development.
Ian Graham
Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor, University of Ottawa
http://www.ohri.ca/profile/igraham
613-737-8899 x 73851
igraham@ohri.ca
Disciplinary background: medical sociology
Research interests: implementation research, integrated knowledge translation, health services research.
Jeremy Grimshaw
Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Full Professor, University of Ottawa
http://www.ohri.ca/profile/jgrimshaw
613-737-8899x73810
jgrimshaw@ohri.ca
@GrimshawJeremy
Disciplinary background: health services research
Research interests: professional behaviour change; implementation research, cluster randomized trials; systematic reviews.
David Moher
Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
http://www.ohri.ca/profile/dmoher
613-737-8899 x79424
dmoher@ohri.ca
@dmoher
Disciplinary background: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Research interests: systematic reviews and meta-analyses; journalology (publication science).
Justin Presseau
Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
http://www.ohri.ca/profile/jpresseau
613-737-8899 x73821
jpresseau@ohri.ca
@JPresseau
Disciplinary background: health psychology
Research interests: behavioural medicine; prioritization and multiple behaviour change; knowledge translation/implementation research; health behaviour change; health care professional behaviour change; habit, routines, and automaticity; theory-based process evaluation of interventions alongside trials.
Janet Squires
Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
http://www.ohri.ca/profile/jsquires
613-737-8899 x 73810
jasquires@ohri.ca
Disciplinary background: nursing
Research interests: healthcare professional behaviour change; knowledge translation/implementation research; intervention design; organizational context; measurement (survey development and psychometric evaluation); quantitative and mixed methods research; systematic reviews
Dawn Stacey
Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor, University of Ottawa
http://www.ohri.ca/profile/dstacey
613-737-8899 x 73817
dstacey@ohri.ca
@d_stacey
Disciplinary background: nursing
Research interests: knowledge translation to patients; patient decision aid development; evaluation and appraisal; decision coaching; implementation of decision aids and decision coaching into practice; telephone based- care; and interprofessional approaches to shared decision-making.
Monica Taljaard
Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
http://www.ohri.ca/profile/mtaljaard
613-798-5555 x 18618
mtaljaard@ohri.ca
Disciplinary background: biostatistics
Research interests: design, analysis, and reporting of cluster randomized trials; longitudinal data analysis; multilevel modelling; missing data; quasi-experimental designs; clinical prediction rules; risk-adjustment and provider profiling.
Kednapa Thavorn
Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
http://www.ohri.ca/profile/kthavorn
613-737-8899 x 72330
kthavorn@ohri.ca
@kednapat
Disciplinary background: health economics and pharmacy
Research interests: health economics; health technology assessment; pharmacoepidemiology; pharmaceutical policy; health services research; health equity/access to care; health behaviours/ health promotion; medication safety; care for patients with complex needs.
Angel Arnaout
Associate Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
http://www.ohri.ca/profile/aarnaout
613-798-5555 x 79071
anarnaout@toh.ca
Disciplinary background: surgical oncology
Research interests: De-implementation of low- value care in cancer and surgery; translation of evidence into health care policy; population based administrative data analysis
Sylvain Boet
Associate Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
http://www.ohri.ca/profile/sylvainboet
613-737-8899 x 7305
sboet@toh.on.ca
@Sylvainboet
Disciplinary background: medical education, anesthesiology, critical care, prehospital emergency medicine
Research interests: knowledge translation and implementation science; medical education; simulation; metaresearch.
Jill Francis
Visiting Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor of Health Services Research, City University of London
http://www.city.ac.uk/people/academics/jillian-francis
+44 207 040 4084
Jill.Francis.1@city.ac.uk
Disciplinary background: health and social psychology
Research interests: knowledge translation/implementation research; application and development of complex intervention methodology in randomized trials; use of applied research to test and develop theories.
Noah Ivers
Visiting Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
http://www.dfcm.utoronto.ca/content/noah-michael-ivers
416 323 6400 x 4301
Noah.ivers@utoronto.ca
@NoahIvers
Disciplinary background: clinical epidemiology
Research interests: complex interventions; implementation science; knowledge translation, pragmatic trials, program evaluations; systematic reviews on health system quality improvement.
Holly Witteman
Visiting Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval
http://www.vrrc.ulaval.ca/fileadmin/ulaval_ca/Images/recherche/bd/chercheur/fiche/5000718.html
418-656-2131 ext. 3981
Holly.Witteman@fmed.ulaval.ca
Disciplinary background: human factors engineering
Research interests: Human-Computer Interaction in Health Education, Communication and Decision Making; Design Methods, Human-Centred/User-Centred Design, Usability and User Experience; Risk Communication, Values Clarification, Values-Congruent Decisions; Visualization, Digital and Social Media in Health Communication; Designing for Equity, Access and Inclusion

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