Andrea Tricco

PhD, MSc


Research Programs


Please note: Dr. Tricco is not taking any summer students in 2023.

Andrea Tricco holds a MSc in Epidemiology and PhD in Population Health. She 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 and Adjunct Associate Professor of the Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Centre of Excellence at Queen’s University. Her research interests are related to responding to decision-makers (including policy-makers, healthcare providers, and patients) through knowledge synthesis. Her research focuses on advancing the science of knowledge synthesis and she is leading research projects related to rapid reviews, network meta-analysis, and scoping reviews.

Dr. Tricco has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles. She currently holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis. She is the director of an online systematic review course that >580 students and staff have completed, which is offered through the University of Toronto.


Recent Publications

  1. Tricco, AC, Tovey, D. Flexible approaches to clinical trials. J Clin Epidemiol. 2023;154 :A1-A2. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2023.02.004. PubMed PMID:36933905 .
  2. Campbell, F, Tricco, AC, Munn, Z, Pollock, D, Saran, A, Sutton, A et al.. Mapping reviews, scoping reviews, and evidence and gap maps (EGMs): the same but different- the "Big Picture" review family. Syst Rev. 2023;12 (1):45. doi: 10.1186/s13643-023-02178-5. PubMed PMID:36918977 PubMed Central PMC10014395.
  3. Khalil, H, Tricco, AC. Differentiating between mapping reviews and evidence gap maps. J Clin Epidemiol. 2023; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2023.02.018. PubMed PMID:36801485 .
  4. Tricco, AC, Nincic, V, Darvesh, N, Rios, P, Khan, PA, Ghassemi, MM et al.. Global evidence of gender equity in academic health research: a scoping review. BMJ Open. 2023;13 (2):e067771. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-067771. PubMed PMID:36792322 PubMed Central PMC9933760.
  5. Tricco, AC, Hezam, A, Parker, A, Nincic, V, Harris, C, Fennelly, O et al.. Implemented machine learning tools to inform decision-making for patient care in hospital settings: a scoping review. BMJ Open. 2023;13 (2):e065845. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-065845. PubMed PMID:36750280 PubMed Central PMC9906263.
  6. Prime, H, Andrews, K, Markwell, A, Gonzalez, A, Janus, M, Tricco, AC et al.. Positive Parenting and Early Childhood Cognition: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev. 2023; :. doi: 10.1007/s10567-022-00423-2. PubMed PMID:36729307 .
  7. Saunders, H, Anderson, C, Feldman, F, Holroyd-Leduc, J, Jain, R, Liu, B et al.. Developing a fall prevention intervention economic model. PLoS One. 2023;18 (1):e0280572. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0280572. PubMed PMID:36706109 PubMed Central PMC9882648.
  8. Godfrey, CM, Tricco, AC, Wilson, R, Sears, K. How "gutsy" does an organization have to be to absorb new information?. JBI Evid Synth. 2023;21 (1):4-5. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-22-00433. PubMed PMID:36631423 .
  9. Page, MJ, McKenzie, JE, Bossuyt, PM, Boutron, I, Hoffmann, TC, Mulrow, CD et al.. [The PRISMA 2020 statement: an updated guideline for reporting systematic reviewsDeclaración PRISMA 2020: una guía actualizada para la publicación de revisiones sistemáticas]. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2022;46 :e112. doi: 10.26633/RPSP.2022.112. PubMed PMID:36601438 PubMed Central PMC9798848.
  10. Munn, Z, Pollock, D, Barker, TH, Stone, J, Stern, C, Aromataris, E et al.. The Dark Side of Rapid Reviews: A Retreat From Systematic Approaches and the Need for Clear Expectations and Reporting. Ann Intern Med. 2023;176 (2):266-267. doi: 10.7326/M22-2603. PubMed PMID:36571838 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Co-Director, Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality JBI Centre of Excellence, Queen’s University
  • Chair, JBI Scoping Review Methodology Group
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Queen’s University
  • Member, Royal Society of Canada, 2021 onward
  • Member of the Research Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Task Force, Unity Health Toronto, 2021 onward
  • Member of the St. Michael’s Hospital Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Community of Practice, 2020-2022
  • Member of the Advisory Committee, Health Data Research Network Canada (HDRN), Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Canadian Data Platform (SPOR CDP), 2020 onward
  • Member of the JBI Scientific Committee, North American Region Representative, 2020-2022
  • Member, Editorial Board for BMC Medicine and JBI Evidence Reviews
  • Associate Editor, Systematic Reviews and Journal of Clinical Epidemiology