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Jeremy Grimshaw, MBCHB, PHD

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road, Box 711
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6

Research Administrative Assistant:
Monika Szejbach
613-737-8899 x 72297

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Research Activities

My research focuses on the evaluation of Knowledge Translation and Implementation (KTI) strategies, targeting healthcare professionals (HCPs) and health systems. Evidence-practice gaps resulting from KTI failures lead to suboptimal patient care, prevent access to the benefits from advances in healthcare and inefficient use of scarce healthcare resources. Improved KTI is essential if we are to reap the benefits of health research to improve the health and quality of life of Canadians, the effectiveness of health services, and the Canadian healthcare system.

My research uses innovative approaches to enhance the informativeness of primary evaluations and systematic reviews of KTI strategies to address conceptual and methodological weaknesses in current KT research. Specifically, I am interested in:
1. The prospective development and testing of theory based KTI strategies and working with health system partners to address high priority health system problems;
2. The development of implementation laboratories in routine healthcare settings to determine methods for optimising audit and feedback (A&F), a commonly used KTI strategy provided; and
3. The development of methods to enhance the informativeness of systematic reviews of KT strategies.

My research often involves interdisciplinary groups of program experts, including independent researchers, knowledge users and trainees, based locally, nationally and internationally (Australia, Europe, United Kingdom). These groups represent a wide range of disciplines and methodological expertise and different levels of experience from junior to highly experienced colleagues, providing an environment rich in collaborative research.

A key objective of my program is to develop sustainable interdisciplinary KT research capacity in Canada and globally. As a part of that objective, I support Postdoctoral Fellows and graduate students throughout their programs and mentor early and mid-career Program Experts. I have also provided teaching in advanced KT courses.