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Contact Information

Jamie Brehaut, PhD
613-737-8899 ext. 73820
jbrehaut@ohri.ca

Research Coordinator
Kelly Carroll
kecarroll@ohri.ca
(613) 737-8899 ext. 73824

Jamie Brehaut

Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Full Professor, School of Epidemiology & Public Health
University of Ottawa
Member of the Centre for Implementation Research

Research Interests

  • Cognitive theories in knowledge translation
  • Informed consent and recruitment for clinical trials
  • Behavioral approaches to implementation science
  • Ethics of healthcare decisions
  • Psychometric evaluation
  • Caregiver health


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Brief Biography

Dr. Jamie Brehaut is a Senior Scientist with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Full Professor in the School of Epidemiology & Public at the University of Ottawa, and member of the Centre for Implementation Science and the Ottawa Methods Centre. Dr. Brehaut holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from McMaster University. Trained in issues of human memory, attention, and cognition, Dr. Brehaut has expertise in knowledge translation  and implementation, psychological theory, judgement and decision making, decision support, and issues in caregiver health. Much of his work focuses on the application of psychological theory to facilitate health care practice change and ethical issues in health care decision making. His work involves a wide range of clinical disciplines (e.g. emergency medicine, critical care, oncology, lab medicine, public health).

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