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Ian Graham, MA, PhD, FCAHS, NYAM, FRSC
613-737-8899 x 73851

Ian D Graham, PhD FCAHS
Senior Scientist
Centre for Practice-Changing Research
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road, Box 711
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6
Tel (613) 737-8899 x 73851
Fax (613) 739-6938

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Ian Graham

Senior Scientist, Methodological & Implementation Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Community Medicine
University of Ottawa
Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing
Queen's University
Member of the Centre for Implementation Research

Research Interests

Research Transfer (Utilization)
Evidence-Based Practice
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Quality Appraisal  

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Brief Biography

Dr. Ian Graham is Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Distinguished University Professor in the School of Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Ottawa. He is an Honorary Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University. From 2006-2012 he was on an interchange with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research where he held the position of Vice-President of the Knowledge Translation and Public Outreach. Dr. Graham obtained a Ph.D. in medical sociology from McGill University. His research focuses on knowledge translation (the process of research use) and conducting applied research on strategies to increase implementation of evidence-informed practice. He has published over 400 peer reviewed articles and developed multiple frameworks and models such as the Ottawa Model of Research Use, ADAPTE, Knowledge to Action Cycle and the Implementation Roadmap. He is co-editor of Knowledge Translation in Health Care (2013, 2nd edition); Evaluating the Impact of Implementing Evidence-based Practice (2010);  CAN-IMPLEMENT©: Planning for Best-Practice Implementation (2014); and Turning Knowledge into Action: Practical Guidance on How to Do Integrated Knowledge Translation Research (2104); Research Coproduction in Healthcare (2022) and co-author of Knowledge Translation in Nursing and Healthcare. A Roadmap to Evidence-informed Practice (2021). Dr. Graham was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his “leadership contributions to CIHR and for changing the way research knowledge is used and demonstrating to funding agencies around the world how to move knowledge into action.” He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, New York Academy of Medicing and Royal Society of Canada.

Selected Publications

Cassidy CE, Harrison MB, Godfrey C, Nincic V, Khan PA, Oakley P, Ross-White A, Grantmyre H, Graham ID. Use and effects of implementation strategies for practice guidelines in nursing: a systematic review. Implement Sci. 2021 Dec 4;16(1):102. doi: 10.1186/s13012-021-01165-5.PMID: 34863220. Review https://implementationscience.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13012-021-01165-5

Squires JE, Hutchinson AM, Coughlin M, Bashir K, Curran J, Grimshaw JM, Dorrance K, Aloisio L, Brehaut J, Francis JJ, Ivers N, Lavis J, Michie S, ^Hillmer M, ^Noseworthy T, Vine J, Graham ID. Stakeholder Perspectives of Attributes and Features of Context Relevant to Knowledge Translation in Health Settings: A Multi-Country Analysis. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2021 May 1. doi: 10.34172/ijhpm.2021.32. Online ahead of print.PMID: 34060269

Lewis KB, Graham ID, *Boland L, Stacey D. Writing a compelling integrated discussion: a guide for integrated discussions in article-based theses and dissertations. Int J Nurs Educ Scholarsh. 2021 Mar 1;18(1). doi: 10.1515/ijnes-2020-0057.PMID: 33657283 https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/ijnes-2020-0057/html

*Ludwig C, Graham ID, Lavoie J, Gifford W, Stacey D. Ethical considerations for engaging frail and seriously ill patients as partners in research: sub-analysis of a systematic review.Res Involv Engagem. 2021 Jan 31;7(1):8. doi: 10.1186/s40900-021-00254-5.PMID: 33517912 https://researchinvolvement.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40900-021-00254-5

Ludwig C*, Graham ID, Gifford W, Lavoie J, Stacey D. Partnering with frail or seriously ill patients in research: a systematic review. Res Involv Engagem. 2020 Sep 11;6:52. doi: 10.1186/s40900-020-00225-2. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32944284 https://researchinvolvement.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40900-020-00225-2

Etherington N, Rodrigues IB, Giangregorio L, Graham ID, Hoens AM, Kasperavicius D, Kelly C, Moore JE, Ponzano M, Presseau J, Sibley KM, Straus S. Applying an intersectionality lens to the theoretical domains framework: a tool for thinking about how intersecting social identities and structures of power influence behaviour. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2020 Jun 26;20(1):169. doi: 10.1186/s12874-020-01056-1.PMID: 32590940 https://bmcmedresmethodol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12874-020-01056-1

Hoekstra F*, Mrklas KJ*, Khan M, McKay RC, Vis-Dunbar M, Sibley KM, Nguyen T*, Graham ID.  A review of reviews on principles, strategies, outcomes and impacts of research partnerships approaches: a first step in synthesising the research partnership literature. ; SCI Guiding Principles Consensus Panel, Gainforth HL.Health Res Policy Syst. 2020 May 25;18(1):51. doi: 10.1186/s12961-020-0544-9.PMID: 32450919 Review.https://health-policy-systems.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12961-020-0544-9

Mitchell JI, Graham ID, Nicklin W. The unrecognized power of health services accreditation: more than external evaluation. Int J Qual Health Care. 2020 Sep 23;32(7):445-455. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzaa063. PMID: 32514539

Nguyen T*, Graham ID, Mrklas KJ, Bowen S, Cargo M, Estabrooks CA, Kothari A, Lavis J, Macaulay AC, MacLeod M, Phipps D, Ramsden VR, Renfrew MJ, Salsberg J, Wallerstein N. How does integrated knowledge translation (IKT) compare to other collaborative research approaches to generating and translating knowledge? Learning from experts in the field.Health Res Policy Syst. 2020 Mar 30;18(1):35. doi: 10.1186/s12961-020-0539-6.PMID: 32228692 https://health-policy-systems.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12961-020-0539-6

Bowen S, Botting I, Graham ID, MacLeod M, Moissac D, Harlos K, Leduc B, Ulrich C, Knox J. Experience of Health Leadership in Partnering With University-Based Researchers in Canada - A Call to "Re-imagine" Research. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2019 Dec 1;8(12):684-699. doi: 10.15171/ijhpm.2019.66. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6885864/

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