Andrea Tricco

PhD, MSc


Research Programs


Please note: Dr. Tricco is not taking any summer students in 2021.

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 220 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 more than 535 students and staff have completed, which is offered through the University of Toronto.


Recent Publications

  1. Lunny, C, Veroniki, AA, Hutton, B, White, I, Higgins, J, Wright, JM et al.. Knowledge user survey and Delphi process to inform development of a new risk of bias tool to assess systematic reviews with network meta-analysis (RoB NMA tool). BMJ Evid Based Med. 2022; :. doi: 10.1136/bmjebm-2022-111944. PubMed PMID:35948412 .
  2. Pham, B, Rios, P, Radhakrishnan, A, Darvesh, N, Antony, J, Williams, C et al.. Comparative-effectiveness research of COVID-19 treatment: a rapid scoping review. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (6):e045115. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045115. PubMed PMID:35947494 PubMed Central PMC9170799.
  3. Gates, M, Gates, A, Pieper, D, Fernandes, RM, Tricco, AC, Moher, D et al.. Reporting guideline for overviews of reviews of healthcare interventions: development of the PRIOR statement. BMJ. 2022;378 :e070849. doi: 10.1136/bmj-2022-070849. PubMed PMID:35944924 PubMed Central PMC9361065.
  4. Godfrey, CM, McLoughlin, C, Ashoor, HM, Ross-White, A, Glandon, L, Wilson, R et al.. Absorptive capacity in the adoption of innovations in health: a scoping review. JBI Evid Synth. 2022; :. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-21-00436. PubMed PMID:35942617 .
  5. Munn, Z, Pollock, D, Price, C, Aromataris, E, Stern, C, Stone, J et al.. Investigating different typologies for the synthesis of evidence: a scoping review protocol. JBI Evid Synth. 2022; :. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-22-00122. PubMed PMID:35916167 .
  6. Tricco, AC, Straus, SE, Ghaffar, A, Langlois, EV. Rapid reviews for health policy and systems decision-making: more important than ever before. Syst Rev. 2022;11 (1):153. doi: 10.1186/s13643-022-01887-7. PubMed PMID:35906637 PubMed Central PMC9338614.
  7. Chesney, TR, Wong, C, Tricco, AC, Wijeysundera, DN, Ladha, KS, Kishibe, T et al.. Frailty assessment tools for use by surgeons when evaluating older adults prior to surgery: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (7):e061951. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061951. PubMed PMID:35896291 PubMed Central PMC9335057.
  8. McCaul, M, Tovey, D, Young, T, Welch, V, Dewidar, O, Goetghebeur, M et al.. Resources supporting trustworthy, rapid and equitable evidence synthesis and guideline development: Results from the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVID-END). J Clin Epidemiol. 2022; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2022.07.008. PubMed PMID:35868494 PubMed Central PMC9295316.
  9. Dewidar, O, Kawala, BA, Antequera, A, Tricco, AC, Tovey, D, Straus, S et al.. Methodological guidance for incorporating equity when informing rapid-policy and guideline development. J Clin Epidemiol. 2022;150 :142-153. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2022.07.007. PubMed PMID:35863618 PubMed Central PMC9359903.
  10. Rice, DB, Pham, B, Presseau, J, Tricco, AC, Moher, D. Correction: Characteristics of 'mega' peer-reviewers. Res Integr Peer Rev. 2022;7 (1):5. doi: 10.1186/s41073-022-00124-y. PubMed PMID:35831912 PubMed Central PMC9281154.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Advisory Committee: Health Data Research Network Canada (HDRN), Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Canadian Data Platform (SPOR CDP)
  • Member of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Scientific Committee, North American Region Representative
  • Chair, JBI Scoping Review Methodology Group
  • Member, Editorial Board for BMC Medicine and JBI Evidence Synthesis
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Queen’s University
  • Co-Director, Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Centre of Excellence, Queen’s University
  • Associate Editor, Systematic Reviews
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
  • Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto