Knowledge Translation & Implementation Science

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Knowledge Translation is one way to use health research to improve health. It refers to the various actions working to improve the use of research evidence in practice, including:

  • Synthesis: integrating study findings into the larger body of knowledge on a topic
  • Dissemination: identifying appropriate audiences and tailoring messages to the audience
  • Exchange: interaction between researchers and research users resulting in mutual learning
  • Application: the iterative process by which knowledge is put into practice

Implementation Science is the academic field devoted to understanding how to get research findings used in everyday healthcare settings.

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Cluster Themes

  • Study innovative research methods
  • Develop and study new methods to ensure diversity in KT and implementation science
  • Develop and study KT interventions based on the citizen science approach
  • Study innovative methods for scaling up effective implementation interventions in the context

Projects in this Cluster

Lead | Linda Li

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Dr. Linda Li is Professor, Harold Robinson/Arthritis Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases, and Canada Research Chair in Patient-Oriented Knowledge Translation at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia. She is also a Senior Scientist at the Arthritis Research Canada. Linda earned a BSc in Physiotherapy at McGill University, a MSc at University of Western Ontario, and a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at University of Toronto.

More information about Linda is available at the CHÉOS website.

Advisor | Bev Holmes

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Bev Holmes' bio is available at the Michael Smith Foundation website.