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Kednapa Thavorn, BPharm, MPharm, PhD
(613)-7378899 ext 72330
kthavorn@ohri.ca

Kednapa Thavorn

Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Health Economist, The Ottawa Methods Centre
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, The Ottawa Hospital
Assistant Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Fellow, Health System Planning & Evaluation Program
Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Member, Centre for Implementation Research

Research Interests

  • Health Economics
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmaceutical Policy
  • Health Services Research
  • Health Equity/Access to care
  • Heath Behaviours/Health Promotion
  • HIV/AIDS

More information about the Centre for Implementation Research 

Brief Biography

Dr. Thavorn is a scientist and a health economist with the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, The Ottawa Hospital. She received her bachelor's in Pharmacy from Chiang Mai University and master's degrees in Pharmacy from Naresuan University, Thailand. She earned a doctoral degree in Health Services Research from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto. She completed two post-doctoral fellowship programs, including Applied Pharmacoeconomics from the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital and Health Services Research from IHPME, University of Toronto. 

Selected Publications

  • Permsuwan U, Dilokthornsakul P, Saokeaw S, Thavorn K, Chaiyakunapruk N. Cost-Effectiveness of Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitor Monotherapy versus Sulfonylurea Monotherapy for People with Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease in Thailand. Journal of Medical Economics. 2017 Feb;20(2):171-181.
  • Van Katwyk S, Coyle D, Cooper C, Pussegoda K, Cameron C, Skidmore B, Brener S, Thavorn K. Transient Elastography in Diagnosing Liver Fibrosis in Patients: A Systematic Review of Economic Evaluations. Liver International. In Press. October 2016.
  • Yong JH, Thavorn K, Hoch JS, Mamdani M, Thorpe KE, Dorian P, Sharma M, Laupacis A, Gladstone DJ, EMBRACE Steering Committee. Potential Cost-Effectiveness of Ambulatory Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring After Cryptogenic Stroke. Stroke. 2016; 47(9): 2380-5.
  • Thavorn K, Wang Z, Fergusson D, van Katwyk S, Arnaout A, Clemons M. The Cost Implications of Unwarranted Imaging for Distant Metastases in Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer in Ontario. Current Oncology 2016; 23(Suppl 1): S52-5.
  • Caulley L, Thavorn K, Rudmik L, Cameron C, Kilty SJ. Direct costs of adult chronic rhinosinusitis using four methods of estimation: results of the US Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2015; 136(6):1517-22. 
  • Thavorn K, Mamdani M and Straus S.   Efficacy of turmeric in the treatment of digestive disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol.  Systematic Reviews 2014; 71:1-6.
  • Thavorn K, Gomes T, Camacho X, Juurlink D, Zhan Y, and Mamdani M.   Upper gastrointestinal bleeding in elderly patients with dementia receiving cholinesterase inhibitors: a population-based cohort study.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2014; 62(2):382-4.
  • Srirangson A, Thavorn K, Moon M, Noh S. Mental health problems in Thai immigrants in Toronto, Canada. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health. February 2012.
  • Coyte PC, Thavorn K. When does an immigrant represent excessive demand on Canadian health or social services? APORIA The Nursing Journal 2010;2(3);18-23.
  • Coyte PC, Thavorn K, Dhanji H. The economic burden of immigrants with HIV/AIDS: When to say no? Journal of Global Business Advancement 2010; 3(1), 60 – 78
  • Thavorn K. and Chaiyakunapruk N. A cost-effectiveness analysis of a community pharmacist based smoking cessation program. Tobacco Control 2008; 17(3), 177-182.

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest


Cancer; Diabetes; Glaucoma; Global health; Health in disadvantaged peoples; Health in older peoples; Immigrant and refugee health; Infectious disease; Liver disease; Population health; Septic shock; Stroke; Thrombosis / thromboembolism; Vision



Research and clinical approaches


Clinical research; Clinical trials; Cohort studies; Critical care; Epidemiology; Health economics; Health research methods; Health services research; Knowledge translation and implementation research; Pharmacology; Pharmacy; Public health; Quality Improvement; Systematic reviews