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Jamie Brehaut, PhD
613-737-8899 ext. 73820

Research Coordinator
Kelly Carroll
(613) 737-8899 ext. 73824

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Jamie Brehaut

Senior Scientist, Methodological & Implementation Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Full Professor, School of Epidemiology & Public Health
University of Ottawa
Member of the Centre for Implementation Research

Research Interests

  • Implementation Science
  • Using psychological theory to support health care practice change
  • Optimizing practice feedback for healthcare providers
  • Methodological and ethical challenges for healthcare research
  • Counteracting healthcare misinformation

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Brief Biography

Dr. Jamie Brehaut is a Senior Scientist within the Methodological and Implementation Research program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Full Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa, and member of the Centre for Implementation Research and the Ottawa Methods Centre. Dr. Brehaut holds a PhD in Human Perception and Cognition from McMaster University. His areas of expertise include Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science, the psychological theories and methods supporting health care behaviour change, optimizing practice feedback to support improved care, design of health care decision support, implementing efforts to counteract health misinformation, and methodological and ethical challenges in health care research. Much of his work focuses on the application of psychological theory to improve health and health care. His work spans a wide range of clinical disciplines (e.g. emergency medicine, critical care, oncology, lab medicine, public health).  

Selected Publications

Hudek N, Carroll K, Semchishen S, Vanderhout S, Presseau J, Grimshaw J, Fergusson DA, Gillies K, Graham ID, Taljaard M, Brehaut JC. Describing the content of trial recruitment interventions using the TIDieR reporting checklist: a systematic methodology review. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2024 Apr 8;24(1):85.

Brehaut, JC., Colquhoun, HL., Eva, KW., Carroll, K., Sales, A., Michie, S., Ivers, N., Grimshaw, JM. (2016). Practice feedback interventions: 15 suggestions for optimizing effectiveness.  Annals of Internal Medicine, 164(6):435-41.

Brehaut, J.C., Carroll, K., Elwyn, G., Saginur, R., Kimmelman, J., Shojania, K., Syrowatka. A., Nguyen, T., Hoe, E., Fergusson, D. (2012). Informed consent documents do not encourage good quality decision making. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 65: 708-724.

Brehaut, J.C., Eva, K.W. (2012). Building theories of knowledge translation interventions: use the entire menu of constructs. Implementation Science, 7:114.


Brehaut JC, Stiell IG, Visentin L, Graham ID. Clinical decision rules "in the real world": how a widely disseminated rule is used in everyday practice. Acad Emerg Med. 2005 Oct;12(10):948-56.

 Brehaut JC, Kohen DE, Raina P, Walter SD, Russell DJ, Swinton M, O'Donnell M, Rosenbaum P. The health of primary caregivers of children with cerebral palsy: how does it compare with that of other Canadian caregivers? Pediatrics. 2004 Aug;114(2):e182-91.

Brehaut JC, O'Connor AM, Wood TJ, Hack TF, Siminoff L, Gordon E, Feldman-Stewart D. Validation of a decision regret scale. Med Decis Making. 2003 Jul-Aug;23(4):281-92.

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