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. Stokes, Y, Lewis, KB, Tricco, AC, Hambrick, E, Jacob, JD, Demery Varin, M et al.. Trauma-Informed Care Interventions Used in Pediatric Inpatient or Residential Treatment Mental Health Settings and Strategies to Implement Them: A Scoping Review. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2023; :15248380231193444. doi: 10.1177/15248380231193444. PubMed PMID:37694809 .
  2. Wolfe, DM, Fell, D, Garritty, C, Hamel, C, Butler, C, Hersi, M et al.. Safety of influenza vaccination during pregnancy: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2023;13 (9):e066182. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-066182. PubMed PMID:37673449 PubMed Central PMC10496691.
  3. Tovey, D, Tricco, AC, Hooper, R, Veroniki, AA. Editors' Choice - July 2023. J Clin Epidemiol. 2023;159 :A1-A2. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2023.07.018. PubMed PMID:37652645 .
  4. Tricco, AC, Tovey, D. Editors' choice. J Clin Epidemiol. 2023;160 :A1-A2. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2023.08.007. PubMed PMID:37648370 .
  5. Squires, JE, Graham, ID, Santos, WJ, Hutchinson, AM, ICON Team. The Implementation in Context (ICON) Framework: A meta-framework of context domains, attributes and features in healthcare. Health Res Policy Syst. 2023;21 (1):81. doi: 10.1186/s12961-023-01028-z. PubMed PMID:37550737 PubMed Central PMC10408185.
  6. Veroniki, AA, Soobiah, C, Nincic, V, Lai, Y, Rios, P, MacDonald, H et al.. Efficacy of sustained knowledge translation (KT) interventions in chronic disease management in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of complex interventions. BMC Med. 2023;21 (1):269. doi: 10.1186/s12916-023-02966-9. PubMed PMID:37488589 PubMed Central PMC10367354.
  7. Tricco, AC, Tovey, D. Editor's choice - June 2023. J Clin Epidemiol. 2023;158 :A1-A2. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2023.06.008. PubMed PMID:37451745 .
  8. Vieira, AM, Szczepanik, G, de Waure, C, Tricco, AC, Oliver, S, Stojanovic, J et al.. Identifying priority questions regarding rapid systematic reviews' methods: protocol for an eDelphi study. BMJ Open. 2023;13 (7):e069856. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-069856. PubMed PMID:37419644 PubMed Central PMC10335584.
  9. Bouck, Z, Tricco, AC, Rosella, LC, Banack, HR, Fox, MP, Platt, RW et al.. First-line opioid agonist treatment as prevention against assisting others in initiating injection drug use: A longitudinal cohort study of people who inject drugs in Vancouver, Canada. Drug Alcohol Depend Rep. 2023;7 :100168. doi: 10.1016/j.dadr.2023.100168. PubMed PMID:37397436 PubMed Central PMC10311194.
  10. Büchter, RB, Rombey, T, Mathes, T, Khalil, H, Lunny, C, Pollock, D et al.. Systematic reviewers used various approaches to data extraction and expressed several research needs: a survey. J Clin Epidemiol. 2023;159 :214-224. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2023.05.027. PubMed PMID:37286149 .
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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