Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology, Ottawa Health Research Institute (OHRI)
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, uOttawa
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, uOttawa
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Community Medicine, uOttawa
Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, Queens' University
Scientist, Institute for Population Health, uOttawa
- Research Utilization, Knowledge Translation, Implementation Research
- Practice Guideline quality appraisal and evaluation, adaptation and implementation
- Physicians' attitudes toward decision support technologies and patient-practitioner decision making
Dr. Graham is a Medical Research Council of Canada Scholar and CIHR New Investigator and was also previously an Ontario Ministry of Health Career Scientist. He also was awarded and Medical Research Council of Canada Post Doctoral Fellowship and an NHRDP National Health PhD Fellowship.
Much of Dr. Graham’s research focuses on studying the process of research use and conducting applied research on strategies to increase implementation of evidence-based practice. Dr. Graham’s knowledge translation research interests include research utilization, translation and implementation. He also conducts research concerning practice guideline quality appraisal, evaluation, adaptation and implementation as well as physicians’ attitudes toward decision support technologies and patient-practitioner decision making. Specific projects relate to the development, implementation and quality appraisal of clinical practice guidelines and the uptake of guidelines and decision support tools by practitioners.
He is the Principal or Co-Principal of three CIHR funded grants investigating the knowledge translation activities of Canadian researchers and funding agencies. He has co-authored a paper describing a model for health care research use and has written a book on the factors influencing changes in maternity care practices over time.
Major Research Activities
|Research program on implementing patient safety practices in pediatrics and adult health care
|Evaluating maps and mapping software as innovative tools for knowledge transfer: A study of knowledge producer/user pairs in Ontario early years centres
|AGREE next steps: Continuous quality improvement in the assessment of clinical practice guidelines
|Knowledge management in health care communities: Identifying, describing, and evaluating the use of communities of practice for knowledge exchange and creation among health care professional and decision makers
|Identification, concept and bibliometric analyses of organizational change theories/frameworks
|Canada PRIME: Process modeling in implementation research: Selecting a theoretical basis for interventions to change clinical practices
|Identification, concept and bibliometric analyses of knowledge translation theories/frameworks
|Building capacity: Development of a transdisciplinary team for improving the quality of health care
||2003-2008 CIHR ICE|
|Translating genetics discoveries into appropriate health policy and services: Enhancing research capacity and developing an interdisciplinary approach
||2003-2008 CIHR ICE|
- Graham ID, Harrison MB, Shafey M, Keist D. Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Care of Leg Ulcers: Survey of family physicians. Canadian Family Physician 2003 49:896-902.
- Graham ID, Beardall S, Carter A, Tetroe J, Davies B. The State of the Science and Art of Practice Guidelines Development, Dissemination and Evaluation in Canada. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice (May) 2003 9(2): 195-202.
- Graham ID, Harrison M, Brouwers M, Davies B, Dunn S. Facilitating the Use of Evidence in Practice: Evaluating and Adapting Clinical Guidelines for Local use by Health Care Organizations. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing (Sept-Oct) 2002;31(5):599-611.
- Graham ID, Alvarez G, Tetroe JM, McAuley L, Laupacis A. Factors influencing the adoption blood alternatives to minimize allogeneic transfusion: The perspective of eight Ontario Hospitals. Canadian Journal of Surgery (Apr) 2002:45(2);132-140.
- Graham ID, Beardall S, Carter AO, Glennie J, Hebert PC, Tetroe JM, McAlister FA, Visentin S, Anderson G. What is the Quality of Drug Therapy Clinical Practice Guidelines in Canada? CMAJ. (Jul) 2001;165(2):157-163.
- Graham ID, Stiell IG, Laupacis A, McAuley L, Howell MA, Clancy M, Durieux P, Simon N, Emparanza JI, Aginaga JR, O'Connor A, Wells G. Awareness and use of the Ottawa Ankle & Knee Rules in Five Countries: Can publication alone be enough to change practice? Ann Emerg Med (Mar) 2001;3(3):259-266 (MRC GR 13304)
- Graham ID, Harrison MB, Moffat C, Franks P. Leg Ulcer Care: Nursing Attitudes and Knowledge. Canadian Nurse. (Mar) 2001;97(3):19-24.
- Graham ID, Calder L, Hebert PC, Carter A, Tetroe J. A Comparison of Clinical Practice Guideline Appraisal Instruments. International Journal for Technology Assessment in Health Care. 2000;16(4):1024-1038.
- Graham ID, Evans WK, Logan D, O'Connor A, Palda V, McAuley L, Brouwers M, Harrison, MB, for the LDSG of Cancer Care Ontario. Canadian oncologists and clinical practice guidelines: a national survey of attitudes and reported use. Oncology: International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment. (Nov) 2000;59(4):283-290.
- Graham ID, Lorimer K, Harrison MB, Pierscianowski T, for the Leg Ulcer Protocol Task Force Working Group, Leg Ulcer Protocol Task Force Working Group, and External Leg Ulcer Expert Group. Evaluating the Quality and Content of International Clinical Practice Guidelines for Leg Ulcers: Preparing for Canadian Adaptation. C.A.E.T. Journal, 2000;19(3):15-31.
- Logan J, Graham ID. Toward a Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Model of Health Care Research Use. Science Communication 1998;20(2):227-246.
- Graham ID. The Episiotomy Crusade: Process of Change in Obstetrics. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine. 1998;2(4):403-433.
- Graham ID, Stiell IG, Laupacis A, O'Connor AM, and Wells GA. 1998. Emergency Physicians' Attitudes Toward and Use of Clinical Decision Rules for Radiography. Academic Emergency Medicine 1998 Feb;5(2):134-140 (MRC GR-13304).
- Graham ID. Challenging Obstetric Interventions. Oxford: Blackwell Science. 1997.
- Graham ID. (Commentary) I Believe Therefore I Practice. Lancet 1996;347:4-5.
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