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Dr. Christine (Tina) Fahim (PhD, MSc) is an implementation scientist and leads the Team for Implementation, Evaluation and Sustainability at the Knowledge Translation Program, St. Michael’s Hospital. She holds an Associate Scientist position in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. She obtained her MSc in Health Systems at the University of Ottawa followed by a PhD in Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact from McMaster University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Fahim’s research focuses on the science and practice of knowledge translation to implement evidence-based interventions at the provider, organization, and systems level.

Recent Publications

  1. Rodrigues, IB, Fahim, C, Garad, Y, Presseau, J, Hoens, AM, Braimoh, J et al.. Developing the intersectionality supplemented Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) and tools for intersectionality considerations. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2023;23 (1):262. doi: 10.1186/s12874-023-02083-4. PubMed PMID:37946142 PubMed Central PMC10636989.
  2. Bhuiya, AR, Sutherland, J, Boateng, R, Bain, T, Skidmore, B, Perrier, L et al.. A scoping review reveals candidate quality indicators of Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science practice tools. J Clin Epidemiol. 2023; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2023.10.021. PubMed PMID:37939744 .
  3. Patel, YS, Sullivan, KA, Churchill, IF, Beauchamp, MK, Wald, J, Mbuagbaw, L et al.. Preconditioning program reduces the incidence of prolonged hospital stay after lung cancer surgery: Results from the Move For Surgery randomized clinical trial. Br J Surg. 2023;110 (11):1467-1472. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znad252. PubMed PMID:37643916 .
  4. Fahim, C, Courvoisier, M, Somani, N, De Matas, F, Straus, SE. Creation of a theoretically rooted workbook to support implementers in the practice of knowledge translation. Implement Sci Commun. 2023;4 (1):99. doi: 10.1186/s43058-023-00480-w. PubMed PMID:37596659 PubMed Central PMC10436469.
  5. Fahim, C, Prashad, AJ, Silveira, K, Chandraraj, A, Thombs, BD, Tonelli, M et al.. Dissemination and implementation of clinical practice guidelines: a longitudinal, mixed-methods evaluation of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care's knowledge translation efforts. CMAJ Open. 2023;11 (4):E684-E695. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20220121. PubMed PMID:37553226 PubMed Central PMC10414974.
  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. Fahim, C, Cooper, J, Theivendrampillai, S, Pham, B, Straus, S. Ontarians' Perceptions of Public Health Communications and Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Survey Study. JMIR Form Res. 2023;7 :e38323. doi: 10.2196/38323. PubMed PMID:37159394 PubMed Central PMC10241226.
  8. Theivendrampillai, S, Cooper, J, Lee, T, Lau, MWK, Marquez, C, Straus, SE et al.. Canadian public perceptions and experiences with information during the COVID-19 pandemic: strategies to optimize future risk communications. BMC Public Health. 2023;23 (1):796. doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-15659-y. PubMed PMID:37118761 PubMed Central PMC10141811.
  9. Fahim, C, Cooper, J, Theivendrampillai, S, Pham, B, Straus, SE. Exploring Canadian perceptions and experiences of stigma during the COVID-19 pandemic. Front Public Health. 2023;11 :1068268. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1068268. PubMed PMID:36960376 PubMed Central PMC10027913.
  10. Yu, CC, Tang, B, Low, JA, Mathew, M, Straus, S, Fahim, C et al.. A qualitative study on health stigma and discrimination in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons learnt from a public health perspective. Front Public Health. 2023;11 :1143640. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1143640. PubMed PMID:36935669 PubMed Central PMC10014793.
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Johns Hopkins University