Jeremy Grimshaw profile picture

Contact Information

Jeremy Grimshaw, MBCHB, PHD

Research Administrative Assistant:
Veronique Perreault
Telephone: 613-737-8899
Extension: 73810

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
Co-Chair of the Steering Group, 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

More information about the Centre for Implementation Research

Brief Biography

Jeremy Grimshaw received a MBChB 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. Jeremy is: a Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health 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. In 2015 he was elected co-chair of the Campbell Collaboration and became Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was the Director of Cochrane Canada (2006-2015) and the Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care group (1997-2015).

Selected Publications

1. Colquhoun HL, Lowe D, Helis E, Belanger D, Ens B, Hill S, Mayhew A, Taylor M, Grimshaw JM. Evaluation of a training program for medicines-oriented policymakers to use a database of systematic reviews. Health Res Policy Syst. 2016 Sep 21;14(1):70. PubMed PMID: 27654820; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5031302.

2. Tovey D, Littell JH, Grimshaw JM. The end of the wormwars? Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Sep 27;9:ED000116. doi: 10.1002/14651858.ED000116. PubMed PMID: 27681359.

3. Middleton S, Levi C, Dale S, Cheung NW, McInnes E, Considine J, D'Este C, Cadilhac DA, Grimshaw J, Gerraty R, Craig L, Schadewaldt V, McElduff P, Fitzgerald M, Quinn C, Cadigan G, Denisenko S, Longworth M, Ward J; T3 Trialist Collaborators.. Triage, treatment and transfer of patients with stroke in emergency department trial (the T(3) Trial): a cluster randomised trial protocol. Implement Sci. 2016 Oct 18;11(1):139. PubMed PMID: 27756434.

4. Zwarenstein M, Grimshaw JM, Presseau J, Francis JJ, Godin G, Johnston M, Eccles MP, Tetroe J, Shiller SK, Croxford R, Kelsall D, Paterson JM, Austin PC, Tu K, Yun L, Hux JE. Printed educational messages fail to increase use of thiazides as first-line medication for hypertension in primary care: a cluster randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN72772651]. Implement Sci. 2016 Sep 17;11(1):124. PubMed PMID: 27640126.

5. Presseau J, Grimshaw JM, Tetroe JM, Eccles MP, Francis JJ, Godin G, Graham ID, Hux JE, Johnston M, Légaré F, Lemyre L, Robinson N, Zwarenstein M. A theory-based process evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial of printed educational messages to increase primary care physicians' prescription of thiazide diuretics for hypertension [ISRCTN72772651]. Implement Sci. 2016 Sep 13;11(1):121. doi: 10.1186/s13012-016-0485-4. PubMed PMID: 27619339; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC5020459.

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