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 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 >570 students and staff have completed, which is offered through the University of Toronto.


Recent Publications

  1. Johnson, AL, Anderson, JM, Bouvette, M, Pinero, I, Rauh, S, Johnson, B et al.. Clinical Trial Data-sharing Policies Among Journals, Funding Agencies, Foundations, and Other Professional Organizations: A Scoping Review. J Clin Epidemiol. 2022; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2022.11.009. PubMed PMID:36375641 .
  2. Veroniki, AA, Seitidis, G, Stewart, L, Clarke, M, Tudur-Smith, C, Mavridis, D et al.. Comparative efficacy and complications of long-acting and intermediate-acting insulin regimens for adults with type 1 diabetes: an individual patient data network meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (11):e058034. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058034. PubMed PMID:36332950 PubMed Central PMC9639076.
  3. Lunny, C, Thirugnanasampanthar, SS, Kanji, S, Ferri, N, Pieper, D, Whitelaw, S et al.. How can clinicians choose between conflicting and discordant systematic reviews? A replication study of the Jadad algorithm. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2022;22 (1):276. doi: 10.1186/s12874-022-01750-2. PubMed PMID:36289496 PubMed Central PMC9597955.
  4. Munn, Z, Pollock, D, Barker, TH, Stone, J, Stern, C, Aromataris, E et al.. The Pandora's Box of Evidence Synthesis and the case for a living Evidence Synthesis Taxonomy. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2022; :. doi: 10.1136/bmjebm-2022-112065. PubMed PMID:36241378 .
  5. Khalil, H, Peters, MDJ, McInerney, PA, Godfrey, CM, Alexander, L, Evans, C et al.. The role of scoping reviews in reducing research waste. J Clin Epidemiol. 2022;152 :30-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2022.09.012. PubMed PMID:36179936 .
  6. Thomas, SM, Parker, A, Fortune, J, Mitchell, G, Hezam, A, Jiang, Y et al.. Global evidence on falls and subsequent social isolation in older adults: a scoping review. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (9):e062124. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-062124. PubMed PMID:36175106 PubMed Central PMC9528590.
  7. Pollock, D, Peters, MDJ, Khalil, H, McInerney, P, Alexander, L, Tricco, AC et al.. Recommendations for the extraction, analysis, and presentation of results in scoping reviews. JBI Evid Synth. 2022; :. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-22-00123. PubMed PMID:36081365 .
  8. Beecher, C, Toomey, E, Maeso, B, Whiting, C, Stewart, DC, Worrall, A et al.. Priority III: top 10 rapid review methodology research priorities identified using a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership. J Clin Epidemiol. 2022;151 :151-160. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2022.08.002. PubMed PMID:36038041 PubMed Central PMC9487890.
  9. Pieper, D, Hellbrecht, I, Zhao, L, Baur, C, Pick, G, Schneider, S et al.. Impact of industry sponsorship on the quality of systematic reviews of vaccines: a cross-sectional analysis of studies published from 2016 to 2019. Syst Rev. 2022;11 (1):174. doi: 10.1186/s13643-022-02051-x. PubMed PMID:35996186 PubMed Central PMC9395849.
  10. 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 .
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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