Dr. Andrea C. Tricco (PhD, MSc) is a Scientist and Director of the Knowledge Synthesis Team in the Knowledge Translation Program of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health & Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation. She is also a Co-Director & Adjunct Associate Professor for the Queen's Collaboration for Health Care Quality Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Centre of Excellence at Queen’s University.
Dr. Tricco is a knowledge synthesis methodologist with >270 publications in this area, including papers in high-impact journals (e.g., British Medical Journal , Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet). She currently holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis. She has been commissioned by several agencies to conduct knowledge synthesis, such as the World Health Organization and Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. Her research has been covered by major media outlets, such as CTV News, Global News, and Radio Canada International. She has presented at >190 local, national, and international meetings and led >60 reports for decision-making agencies. She is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, and Systematic Reviews; and sits on the Editorial Board for BMC Medicine and JBI Evidence Synthesis. She developed and teaches an online systematic review course that >560 students have completed.
Ba’ Pham (PhD, MSc) is a research associate, health economist, decision modeler, systematic review methodologist, and biostatistician. Ba’ took early retirement from the Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment Collaborative in July 2015 and is working as a casual employee for the Knowledge Translation Program.
Krystle Amog (HBSc, MSc(c)) is the project lead for the Right Review tool and a research assistant for the Knowledge Translation Program. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Health Services Research at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Her thesis work is focused on understanding the lived experience of socially frail older adults, which was recently recognized by an AGE-WELL NCE graduate award. Krystle’s research interests are in the fields of aging and knowledge translation with an emphasis on investigating how technology can be applied and integrated to optimize health services for older adults.
Katrina Chiu is a graduate from the University of Toronto and a former Research Assistant on the Knowledge Synthesis team at the KTP. She has a wide range of professional experience in health research and community health, with a focus on evidence-informed decision making and health equity. Katrina currently works as an Implementation Associate at Maple, managing the implementation and evaluation of public sector partnerships to make telehealth accessible for all Canadians.
Navjot Mann (HBSc) is a research assistant II for the Knowledge Translation Program. She holds an Honors Bachelor of Science with an Interdisciplinary minor in Sustainability from McMaster University. Navjot has gained relevant research experience at McMaster Children’s Hospital and Brampton Civic Hospital while working as a research assistant in the Paediatric Departments. Navjot currently supports various research projects conducted within the Knowledge Translation Program at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.
Megan Mak is a web developer for the Knowledge Translation Program. She is a self-taught web developer that focuses on building and maintaining PHP-based web tools. She is the head web developer for several projects for the program, such as the Systematic Prospective Assessment of Rapid Knowledge Synthesis (SPARKS) study and the Right Review tool.
Andrea Jimenez is a Web Developer for the Knowledge Translation Program of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's. She has worked at St. Michael's Hospital since 2011, her focus is in front-end development and thrives on turning complex ideas into alluring interface designs with effortless user experiences.
Melissa Courvoisier (MEd, BA) has a background in adult education and is particularly interested in using critical pedagogy to design, deliver, and evaluate inclusive and innovative in-person and online training interventions that build capacity at the individual, organizational, and systems level.
Andrew Booth is Professor in Evidence Synthesis at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield, UK and a co-Convenor of the Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Group. He holds honorary contracts with the World Health Organisation and with the UK Office for Health Improvement and Disparities and is an Honorary Research Associate of Evidence Synthesis Ireland/Cochrane Ireland. A health information specialist by background, Andrew has been a review methodologist for almost 30 years. Over the last five years he has been the world’s most prolific author of methodology/examples of qualitative evidence synthesis. Professor Booth has published over 230 peer-reviewed articles, 89 book chapters and six books. His article on 14 different review types has been cited almost 6050 times. With colleagues he has recently published the 3rd edition of Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review (Sage, 2021). He teaches on two Masters level review modules and on external short courses in qualitative evidence synthesis, systematic reviews, mixed methods reviews and rapid reviews. He has delivered review training to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Public Health England, the Health Safety Executive and the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Dr. Christina Godfrey is an Associate Professor in the Queen’s University School of Nursing and is the Co-Director/ Methodologist for Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality: A JBI Centre of Excellence. As a specialist in research synthesis methodologies Dr. Godfrey has received formal synthesis training through the Cochrane Collaboration and Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), and is a certified trainer in the JBI method of evidence synthesis. In her role as Co-Director/ Methodologist Dr. Godfrey spearheads the leadership and advancement of synthesis methodologies and knowledge translation, providing methodological support to faculty, clinicians, and graduate students internal to Queen’s University and to other Centres in Canada and Africa. Dr. Godfrey sits on four international methodology committees focused on advancing the methodology of evidence synthesis and knowledge translation.
Sharon Straus (MD, FRCPC, MSc) is a geriatrician and clinical epidemiologist who trained at the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford. She is the Director of the Knowledge Translation Program and Interim Physician-in-Chief, St. Michael’s Hospital; Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Toronto; Vice Chair, and Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Quality of Care and has authored more than 400 publications and 3 textbooks in evidence-based medicine, knowledge translation and mentorship. She is in the top 1% of highly cited clinical researchers as per Web of Science. She holds more than $57 million in peer reviewed research grants as a principal investigator. She has received national awards for mentorship, research and education.