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Can behavioural science help reduce unnecessary medical tests?
March 11, 2019 - Up to one in three medical tests and treatments in Canada are not needed, and can expose patients to harm, stress, and longer wait times.
Study could help manage pain in delirious patients
March 23, 2016 - A study led by Drs. Salmaan Kanji and Heather MacPhee is the first to show that a behaviour-based tool for assessing pain works even for delirious patients who are unable to say how they’re feeling. Up to 80 percent of patients in the Intensive C


Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Dennis, Kristopher
MD FRCPC PhD
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Colorectal cancer, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, Gastric cancer, Liver cancer, Pain, Pancreatic cancer Behaviour, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Palliative care, Pragmatic trials, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Finestone, Hillel
MD, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic pain, Musculoskeletal conditions, Pain, Stroke Rehabilitation
Harrison, Denise
RN, PhD
Affiliate Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Newborn and child health, Pain Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Knowledge translation and implementation research
McIsaac, Daniel
MD, MPH, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Frailty, Health in older peoples, Pain, Population health Anesthesiology, Artificial intelligence and data science, Big data, Biostatistics, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health services research, Patient engagement, Peri-operative medicine, Public health, Quality Improvement, Risk assessment, Surgery, Systematic reviews
Poulin, Patricia
C. Psych.
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Anxiety, Cancer, Chronic pain, Depression, Health equity, Musculoskeletal conditions, Pain Anesthesiology, Behaviour, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Patient safety, Peri-operative medicine, Pragmatic trials, Psychology, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews