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Jeremy Grimshaw, MBCHB, PHD

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road, Box 711
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6

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Jeremy Grimshaw

Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Full Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake
President of the Board of the Campbell Collaboration
Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Member of the Centre for Implementation Research

Research Interests

Knowledge Translation
Behaviour medicine
Professional behaviour change
Implementation research
Cluster randomized trials
Systematic reviews

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Brief Biography

Dr Jeremy Grimshaw received a MBChB (MD equivalent) from the University of Edinburgh, UK.  He trained as a family physician prior to undertaking a PhD in health services research at the University of Aberdeen.  He moved to Canada in 2002.  His research focuses on the evaluation of interventions to disseminate and implement evidence-based practice.  Dr. Grimshaw is a Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, a Full Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal College of Edinburgh. He was formerly the Director of Cochrane Canada and the Co-coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care group.  He is the President of the Board of the Campbell Collaboration. 

Selected Publications

1. Goldstein CE, Weijer C, Brehaut JC, Fergusson DA, Grimshaw JM, Horn AR, Taljaard M. Ethical issues in pragmatic randomized controlled trials: a review of the recent literature identifies gaps in ethical argumentation. BMC Med Ethics. 2018 Feb 27;19(1):14. doi: 10.1186/s12910-018-0253-x. PubMed PMID: 29482537.  

2. Vaisson G, Witteman HO, Bouck Z, Bravo CA, Desveaux L, Llovet D, Presseau J, Saragosa M, Taljaard M, Umar S, Grimshaw JM, Tinmouth J, Ivers NM. Testing Behavior Change Techniques to Encourage Primary Care Physicians to Access Cancer Screening Audit and Feedback Reports: Protocol for a Factorial Randomized Experiment of Email Content. JMIR Res Protoc. 2018 Feb 16;7(2):e11. doi: 10.2196/resprot.9090. PubMed PMID: 29453190. 

3. Lu JB, Danko KJ, Elfassy MD, Welch V, Grimshaw JM, Ivers NM. Do quality improvement initiatives for diabetes care address social inequities? Secondary analysis of a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2018 Feb 14;8(2):e018826. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018826. PubMed PMID: 29444781. 

4. Lawrenson JG, Graham-Rowe E, Lorencatto F, Burr J, Bunce C, Francis JJ, Aluko P, Rice S, Vale L, Peto T, Presseau J, Ivers N, Grimshaw JM. Interventions to increase attendance for diabetic retinopathy screening. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Jan 15;1:CD012054. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012054.pub2. Review. PubMed PMID: 29333660. 

5. Andrews J, Vaillancourt C, Jensen J, Kasaboski A, Charette M, Clement CM, Brehaut JC, Osmond MH, Wells GA, Stiell IG, Grimshaw J. Factors influencing the intentions of nurses and respiratory therapists to use automated external defibrillators during in-hospital cardiac arrest: a qualitative interview study. CJEM. 2018 Jan;20(1):68-79. Epub 2016 Dec 8. PubMed PMID: 27927264. 

Research and clinical approaches

Behaviour; Cluster randomized trials; Health professional behaviour change; Health research methods; Health services research; Knowledge translation and implementation research; Qualitative methods; Quality Improvement; Surveys; Systematic reviews