Methodological and Implementation Research Program

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s Methodological and Implementation Research Program includes 285 scientists, clinician investigators, trainees and staff. Our program is focused on developing innovative research methods and implementing research results into clinical practice and policy.

We actively engage a wide variety of partners in our research, including patients and family members, medical and allied health professionals and others.


Research News


Making CAR T Therapies More Accessible
January 2, 2024 - “Our study shows there is room for CAR T therapy in the market. We further show that Canadian-made CAR T therapy could be cost-effective and has a much better chance of being funded than existing commercial CAR T therapies.”
Project Big Life: Can a website improve your life expectancy?
December 15, 2023 - Project Big Life is a website that includes calculators designed to estimate risk of heart attack or stroke, chronic kidney disease, dementia, and life expectancy.
New personal diet calculator checks how your diet stacks up against guidelines
October 12, 2023 - The Dietary Pattern Calculator (DiPaC) is a screening tool that can help anyone make healthier food choices and for health-care providers to integrate food and nutrition information more easily into their practice.
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Scientists

Scientists have PhDs, MDs or both and devote at least 40 per cent of their time to research (but typically more than 75 per cent). All our Scientists also hold appointments at the University of Ottawa and many are active clinicians at The Ottawa Hospital. Scientists generally hold major peer-reviewed research grants and work with a team of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, technicians and coordinators.

Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Brehaut, Jamie
PhD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Behaviour, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient decision aids, Patient engagement, Psychology, Psychometrics, Qualitative methods, Shared decision making, Surveys
Coyle, Douglas
PhD
Senior Scientist Affiliate
(MIR)
Fergusson, Dean
PhD, MHA, FCAHS
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Cancer, COVID-19, Kidney disease, Septic shock, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Clinical trials, Health services research, Health technology, Patient engagement, Pragmatic trials, Surveys, Translational research, Biostatistics, Clinical research, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Health research methods, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
Forster, Alan
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Population health Basic research, Epidemiology, Health services research, Health technology, Patient safety, Quality Improvement
Freeman, Ellen
PhD
Scientist
(MIR)
Aging, Vision Epidemiology
Graham, Ian
MA, PhD, FCAHS, NYAM, FRSC
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Health professional behaviour change, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient engagement, Shared decision making
Grimshaw, Jeremy
MBCHB, PHD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
COVID-19 Behaviour, Cluster randomized trials, Health professional behaviour change, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient engagement, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Hawken, Steven
PhD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Population health, Global health, Newborn and child health, Pregnancy Artificial intelligence and data science, Big data, Biomarkers, Health services research, Immunization, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health research methods
Hutton, Brian
MSc, PhD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Addiction, Anxiety, Breast cancer, Depression, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Maternal and fetal health, Mental health, Population health, Suicide, Cancer Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Patient safety, Public health, Rapid reviews, Biostatistics, Clinical trials, Systematic reviews
MacPherson, Paul
PhD, MD, FRCPC
Scientist
(MIR)
Anxiety, Depression, Gay men's health, HIV, Infectious disease, Men's health, Sexually transmitted infections Behaviour, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health promotion, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Prevention, Psychology, Qualitative methods, Surveys
Manuel, Douglas
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Aging, Alzheimer's, Cancer, COVID-19, Dementia, Diabetes, Frailty, Global health, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, Immigrant and refugee health, Infectious disease, Obesity, Parkinson's, Population health, Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Big data, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Prevention, Public health
McInnes, Matthew
MD PhD FRCPC
Scientist
(MIR)
Cancer, Liver cancer Clinical research, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Imaging, Journalology, Systematic reviews
Moher, David
PhD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Journalology, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient engagement, Quality Improvement, Rapid reviews, Systematic reviews
Presseau, Justin
PhD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Chronic disease, Chronic pain, COVID-19, Diabetes, Health equity, Hepatitis C, Immigrant and refugee health, Inflammatory bowel syndrome, Retinal disease, Vision Artificial intelligence and data science, Health services research, Patient engagement, Psychometrics, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Rapid reviews, Transfusions, Transplantation, Behaviour, Psychology, Health professional behaviour change, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Health promotion, Cluster randomized trials, Surveys
Rahgozar, Arya
PhD
Scientist
(MIR)
Aging, Alzheimer's, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Dementia, Parkinson's Artificial intelligence and data science, Digital and mobile health
Ramsay, Timothy
PhD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Addiction, Alzheimer's, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Anxiety, Ataxia, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Colorectal cancer, Concussion, Cystic fibrosis, Dementia, Depression, Dystonia, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, HIV, Immigrant and refugee health, Influenza, Kidney disease, Lung cancer, Macular degeneration, Men's health, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Myasthenia gravis, Obesity, Ovarian cancer, Parkinson's, Pulmonary hypertension, Septic shock, Spinal cord injury Artificial intelligence and data science, Behaviour, Biomaterials, Biostatistics, Cell therapy, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Drug development, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health promotion, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Prevention, Psychology, Psychometrics, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Regenerative medicine, Rehabilitation, Risk assessment, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews, Transfusions, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Squires, Janet
inf./RN, PhD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Stacey, Dawn
RN, PhD, CON(C)
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Clinical research, Clinical trials, Health professional behaviour change, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient decision aids, Patient engagement, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Shared decision making, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Sulis, Giorgia
MD, PhD
Associate Scientist
(MIR)
Global health, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, Infectious disease, Tuberculosis Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Immunization, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Prevention, Public health, Systematic reviews
Taljaard, Monica
PhD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Biostatistics, Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient engagement, Quality Improvement
Thavorn, Kednapa
BPharm, MPharm, PhD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Cancer, COVID-19, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal disease, Glaucoma, Global health, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, HIV, Immigrant and refugee health, Population health, Septic shock, Stroke, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Vision Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient engagement, Pharmacy, Public health, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Tugwell, Peter
O.C., MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Arthritis, Chronic disease, Global health, Population health Clinical research, Epidemiology, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient engagement, Public health, Systematic reviews
Van Walraven, Carl
MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Big data, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research
Wen, Shi Wu
PhD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Wilson, Kumanan
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
COVID-19, Global health, Infectious disease, Newborn and child health, Population health Artificial intelligence and data science, Big data, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Public health, Transfusions, Translational research



Investigators

Clinician Investigators are generally physicians, nurses, or other health professionals at The Ottawa Hospital who devote between 5 and 40 per cent of their time to clinical research. They often also hold appointments at the University of Ottawa. Investigators are generally PhD researchers with several years of postdoctoral training who devote between 20 and 50 per cent of their time to research.

Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Klein, Ran
PhD
Clinician Investigator
(MIR)
Cancer, Heart disease, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Basic research, Biomarkers, Clinical decision rules, Health technology, Imaging
Thornhill, Rebecca
PhD
Clinician Investigator
(MIR)
Cancer, Heart disease, Stroke, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Biomarkers, Biostatistics, Imaging, Patient safety
Frank, Jason Clinician Investigator
(MIR)
Jegatheswaran, Januvi
MD
Clinician Investigator
(MIR)
Lefebvre, Monique
PhD
Clinician Investigator
(MIR)
Macdonald, Blair
MD
Clinician Investigator
(MIR)
Malic, Claudia
MD
Clinician Investigator
(MIR)
Maniate, Jerry
MD
Clinician Investigator
(MIR)
Posner, Glenn
MD
Clinician Investigator
(MIR)
Romanova, Anna
MD
Clinician Investigator
(MIR)
Rothwell, Deanna Senior Investigator
(MIR)




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