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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Sun, Y, Wu, Y, Fan, S, Dal Santo, T, Li, L, Jiang, X et al.. Comparison of mental health symptoms before and during the covid-19 pandemic: evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis of 134 cohorts. BMJ. 2023;380 :e074224. doi: 10.1136/bmj-2022-074224. PubMed PMID:36889797 PubMed Central PMC9992728.
  6. Baddeliyanage, R, Theivendrampillai, S, Fahim, C, Udell, J, Straus, S, Cooper, J et al.. An integrated knowledge translation approach to co-create and evaluate patient education tools on cholesterol management. Ann Fam Med. 2022; (20 Suppl 1):. doi: 10.1370/afm.20.s1.2818. PubMed PMID:36857210 .
  7. Ma, H, Chan, AK, Baral, SD, Fahim, C, Straus, S, Sander, B et al.. Which Curve Are We Flattening? The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 Among Economically Marginalized Communities in Ontario, Canada, Was Unchanged From Wild-Type to Omicron. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2023;10 (1):ofac690. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofac690. PubMed PMID:36726534 PubMed Central PMC9879750.
  8. Lee, DS, Straus, SE, Farkouh, ME, Austin, PC, Taljaard, M, Chong, A et al.. Trial of an Intervention to Improve Acute Heart Failure Outcomes. N Engl J Med. 2023;388 (1):22-32. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2211680. PubMed PMID:36342109 .
  9. Bhuiya, AR, Makarski, J, Hayden, L, Perrier, L, Munce, S, Lewis, I et al.. Identifying candidate quality indicators of tools that support the practice of knowledge translation: a scoping review protocol. JBI Evid Synth. 2023;21 (1):264-278. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-22-00055. PubMed PMID:36111878 .
  10. Kada, A, Chouikh, A, Mellouli, S, Prashad, AJ, Straus, SE, Fahim, C et al.. An exploration of Canadian government officials' COVID-19 messages and the public's reaction using social media data. PLoS One. 2022;17 (9):e0273153. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0273153. PubMed PMID:36054094 PubMed Central PMC9439209.
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Johns Hopkins University