- Faculty: Medicine & Dentistry-Pediatrics
- Position: Professor
- Research Areas: Decision Making, Delivery of Health Care, Knowledge Synthesis, knowledge translation, Stakeholder Participation
- Research Theme: Children's Health & Well-being
Summary:The current focus of my research activities is on knowledge synthesis and knowledge translation. I conduct knowledge syntheses (e.g., systematic reviews, scoping reviews, overviews of reviews, rapid reviews, etc.) on a wide range of health topics to gather and synthesize the best available scientific evidence to support decision-making by healthcare providers, administrators, and patients and their families. I also conduct research to advance methods and increase efficiencies in knowledge synthesis. I develop knowledge translation tools to communicate scientific evidence to support healthcare decision making. In particular, I develop and evaluate knowledge translation tools for parents and families to improve child health outcomes. I am involved in stakeholder engagement activities wherein I work closely with stakeholders (e.g., healthcare professionals, health agencies, parents and families) to synthesize and disseminate knowledge and ensure the content and format meets their decision-making needs.
Stories this researcher is featured in:
New research-backed tools ready to support parents in navigating COVID-19 pandemic
Videos and infographics provide information on vaccines, caring for a child with COVID-19 and easing children back into activities.
Getting childhood health research into the hands of parents
Edmonton researchers are aiming to reach a more diverse population with their information resources for parents.
Blazing new trails in digital child health: ‘Canadian parents deserve information that is trusted, practical, and accessible’
WCHRI Postdoctoral Fellow James Benoit's mobile health app will improve health decision-making for parents.
Translating research into tools for all audiences
Distinguished Researchers Lisa Hartling and Shannon Scott are helping to turn pediatric research into usable tools for families and health care professionals with TREKK.