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Contact Information

Jamie Brehaut, PhD
613-737-8899 ext. 73820

Research Coordinator
Kelly Carroll
(613) 737-8899 ext. 73824

Jamie Brehaut

Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine
University of Ottawa
Member of the Centre for Implementation Research

Research Interests

• Cognition and decision making
• Web-based decision support
• Cognitive theories in knowledge translation
• Informed consent
• Caregiver health
• Psychometric evaluation

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Brief Biography

Jamie Brehaut holds a PhD in cognitive psychology from McMaster University.  Trained in issues of human memory, attention, and cognition, he also has expertise in psychological theory, knowledge translation, judgement and decision making, decision support, and computer usability techniques.  He is a Senior Scientist with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and in Associate Professor in the School of  Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Ottawa. The primary areas of his research include: 1) Applying psychological theory to problems in healthcare knowledge translation and implementation; 2) Improving the process of informed consent through application of principles from cognitive psychology and shared decision making, and 3) Understanding and modeling factors related to the health of parents of children with health problems.

Selected Publications

1. Brehaut, J.C., Colquhoun, H.L., Eva, K.W., Carroll, K., Sales, A., Michie, S., Ivers, N., Grimshaw, J.M. (2016). Practice feedback interventions: 15 suggestions for optimizing effectiveness.  Annals of Internal Medicine, 164(6):435-41.

2. Brehaut, J.C., Carroll, K., Elwyn, G., Saginur, R., Kimmelman, J., Shojania, K., Syrowatka, A., Nguyen, T., Fergusson, D.  (2015).  Elements of informed consent and decision quality were poorly correlated in informed consent documents.  Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 68(12):1472-80.

3. Brehaut, J.C., Carroll, K., Elwyn, G., Saginur, R., Kimmelman, J., Shojania, K., Syrowatka. A., Nguyen, T., Hoe, E., Fergusson, D. (2012). Informed consent documents do not encourage good quality decision making. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 65: 708-724.

4.  Brehaut, J.C., Eva, K.W. (2012). Building theories of knowledge translation interventions: use the entire menu of constructs. Implementation Science, 7:114.

5.  Brehaut, J.C., Garner, R.E., Miller, A.R., Lach, L.M., Klassen, A.F., Rosenbaum, P.L., Kohen, D.E. (2011).  Changes over time in the health of caregivers of children with health problems: Growth curve findings from a 10-year Canadian population-based study. American Journal of Public Health,101(12): 2308-2316.

Research and clinical approaches

Behaviour; Health professional behaviour change; Health services research; Knowledge translation and implementation research; Patient decision aids; Psychology; Psychometrics; Qualitative methods; Shared decision making; Surveys