Our Team

The Centre for Implementation Research includes professionals from multidisciplinary fields. 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.

Multidisciplinary Fields

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Epidemiology
  • Health economics
  • Health psychology
  • Health services research
  • Knowledge translation science
  • Medical sociology
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Population health
  • Statistics
  • Other health and behavioural sciences

Scientists

Angel Arnaout

Associate Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
Breast Surgical Oncologist, The Ottawa Hospital

  • Surgical oncology

De-implementation of low-value care in cancer and surgery
Translation of evidence into health care policy
Population based administrative data analysis

Sylvain Boet

Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
Anesthesiologist, The Ottawa Hospital

  • Medical education and Anesthesiology

Knowledge translation and implementation science
Medical education
Simulation
Metaresearch
Critical care
Prehospital emergency medicine

Jamie Brehaut

Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa

  • Cognitive psychology

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

  • Medical sociology

Implementation research
Integrated knowledge translation
Health services research

Jeremy Grimshaw

Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Full Professor, University of Ottawa

  • Health services research

Professional behaviour change
Implementation research
Cluster randomized trials
Systematic reviews

David Moher

Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Systematic reviews
Meta-analyses
Journalology (publication science)

Justin Presseau

Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

  • Health psychology

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

Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa

  • Nursing

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

  • Nursing

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
Interprofessional approaches to shared decision-making

Monica Taljaard

Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa

  • Biostatistics

Design, analysis, and reporting of cluster randomized trials
Longitudinal data analysis
Multilevel modeling
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

  • Health economics and pharmacy

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.

Visiting Scientists

Noah Ivers

Visiting Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Family Physician, Women's College Hospital

  • Clinical epidemiology

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, Université Laval

  • Human factors engineering

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

Former Members

Jill Francis

Former Visiting Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor of Health Services Research, City University of London

  • Health and social psychology

Knowledge translation/implementation research
Application and development of complex intervention methodology in randomized trials
Use of applied research to test and develop theories