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Contact Information

Janet Squires, inf./RN, PhD
613-737-8899 x 73056
jasquires@ohri.ca

Associate Scientist
CIHR New Investigator (2014-2019)

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
General Campus, 501 Smyth Rd, Box 711, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
Fax: 613-739-6938

Janet Squires

Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Ottawa
Member of the Centre for Implementation Research

Research Interests

Knowledge Translation 
Organizational Context
Measurement (Survey Development and Psychometric Evaluation) 
Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research
Systematic Reviews

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Brief Biography

Dr. Squires’ research is primarily focused on improving knowledge translation by health care professionals through the design, implementation, and evaluation of theory-informed and context-optimized interventions aimed to improve healthcare professionals’ use of research and research-based behaviours, to contribute to improved patient and system outcomes. Her research program has four main foci: (1) exploring the role of organizational context in knowledge translation, (2) designing and testing context-optimized knowledge translation interventions (i.e., interventions that act on and/or change context) across a variety of healthcare settings and professional groups, (3) measurement and statistical modelling, and (4) systematic reviews. She is currently involved in several nationally funded projects examining the role of context in knowledge translation and changing health care professional behaviours and in developing and testing interventions to improve knowledge translation by health care professionals across multiple settings, (e.g., increasing organ donation in adult hospitals, improve hand hygiene practice in adult hospitals, improving pain practices in pediatric hospitals, and improving resident outcomes in nursing homes). 

Selected Publications