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
Full 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

Alumni Scientists

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

Staff

Kelly Carroll

Research Coordinator

  • Psychology
  • Brehaut group

Gisell Castillo

Research Assistant

Danielle Cho-Young

Research Coordinator

  • Nursing
  • Squires group

Chantalle Clarkin

Research Associate

Nicole Etherington

Research Associate

  • Sociology
  • Boet group

Gender equity in medicine
Interprofessional teamwork in acute care

  • Sociology of knowledge translation
  • Patient engagement
  • Gender and health
  • Non-technical skills measurement
  • Social/structural factors in health care

Natasha Hudek

Research Coordinator

  • Psychology
  • Brehaut group

Implementation science
Syncope in emergency department
Big data
Child and youth health/ mental health

Johanie Lépine

Research Coordinator

  • Endocrinology & oncology
  • Grimshaw group
  • Living systematic reviews
  • Theoretical Domains Framework
  • Decision aids
  • Shared decision making
  • Health education

Stefanie Linklater

Research Program Manager

  • Cellular & Molecular Medicine
  • Grimshaw group
  • Audit & feedback
  • De-implementation
  • Implementation science
  • Theoretical Domains Framework

Sameh Mortazhejri

Research Assistant

  • Epidemiology
  • Grimshaw group
  • De-implementation

Stuart Nicholls

Senior Research Associate

  • Applied social statistics
  • Taljaard group
  • Clinical trials
  • Empirical ethics
  • Pragmatic trials
  • Research ethics
  • Genomics
  • Big data
  • Public health
  • De-implementation
  • Screening
  • Research governance

Andrea Patey

Senior Research Associate

  • Behavioural medicine
  • De-implementation vs. implementation
  • Knowledge translation/ implementation research
  • Health care professional behaviour change
  • Application of theory and systematic methods to develop and evaluate complex behaviour change interventions
  • Theory-based process evaluation of interventions alongside trials

Zack van Allen

Research Coordinator

Julia Worswick

Research Coordinator

  • Health geography
  • Grimshaw group
  • Systematic reviews

Michael Zahradnik

Research Assistant

  • Rehabilitation science
  • Grimshaw group
  • Living systematic reviews