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 JBI (formerly the Joanna Briggs Institute) 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 >325 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 >600 students and staff have completed, which is offered through the University of Toronto. She is the Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.


Recent Publications

  1. Veroniki, AA, Thirugnanasampanthar, SS, Konstantinidis, M, Dourka, J, Ghassemi, M, Neupane, D et al.. Trivalent and quadrivalent seasonal influenza vaccine in adults aged 60 and older: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2024; :. doi: 10.1136/bmjebm-2023-112767. PubMed PMID:38604619 .
  2. Alexander, L, Cooper, K, Peters, MD, Tricco, AC, Khalil, H, Evans, C et al.. Large Scoping Reviews: Managing volume and potential chaos in a pool of evidence sources. J Clin Epidemiol. 2024; :111343. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2024.111343. PubMed PMID:38582403 .
  3. Tricco, AC, Parker, A, Khan, PA, Nincic, V, Robson, R, MacDonald, H et al.. Interventions on gender equity in the workplace: a scoping review. BMC Med. 2024;22 (1):149. doi: 10.1186/s12916-024-03346-7. PubMed PMID:38581003 PubMed Central PMC10998304.
  4. Tovey, D, Pieper, D, Tricco, AC. Editors' Choice March 2024. J Clin Epidemiol. 2024;167 :111324. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2024.111324. PubMed PMID:38522862 .
  5. Clyne, B, Sharp, MK, O' Neill, M, Pollock, D, Lynch, R, Amog, K et al.. An international modified Delphi process supported updating the web-based "Right Review" tool. J Clin Epidemiol. 2024; :111333. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2024.111333. PubMed PMID:38522755 .
  6. Tricco, AC, McGowan, J, Tovey, D. February 2024 Editors' Choice. J Clin Epidemiol. 2024;166 :111295. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2024.111295. PubMed PMID:38458732 .
  7. Stokes, Y, Cloutier, P, Aggarwal, D, Jacob, JD, Hambrick, E, Tricco, AC et al.. Youth, caregiver and healthcare professional perspectives on planning the implementation of a trauma-informed care programme: A qualitative study. J Adv Nurs. 2024; :. doi: 10.1111/jan.16095. PubMed PMID:38450840 .
  8. Wong, JJ, Côté, P, Tricco, AC, Watson, T, Rosella, LC. Characterizing high-cost healthcare users among adults with back pain in Ontario, Canada: a population-based cohort study. Pain. 2024; :. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000003200. PubMed PMID:38442409 .
  9. Pollock, DK, Khalil, H, Evans, C, Godfrey, C, Pieper, D, Alexander, L et al.. The role of scoping reviews in guideline development. J Clin Epidemiol. 2024;169 :111301. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2024.111301. PubMed PMID:38423402 .
  10. Macdonald, M, Weeks, LE, Langman, E, Roach, S, MacNeil, MX, Caruso, J et al.. Recent innovations in long-term care coverage and financing: a rapid scoping review. BMJ Open. 2024;14 (2):e077309. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-077309. PubMed PMID:38388500 PubMed Central PMC10884182.
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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, Systematic Reviews and JBI Evidence Reviews
  • Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology