Andrea Tricco

Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis

Tier 2 - 2017-11-01
Renewed: 2021-07-01
University of Toronto
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Research involves

Identifying and validating methods, including optimal rapid review practices, to advance the science of methods used to conduct knowledge synthesis within health.

Research relevance

By improving the methods used for knowledge synthesis in health, researchers will be able to provide doctors, policymakers and patients with relevant and high-quality information before their decision is made.

Research summary

To make informed decisions, doctors, patients and policy-makers need access to the most up-to-date research. But the sheer amount of complex research available today-and the fact that not all of it is consistent-makes it impossible to read everything quickly and still understand it. That is where knowledge synthesis can make all the difference.

Dr. Andrea Tricco, Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis, is advancing the science of knowledge synthesis to improve health care. She and her research team hope to uncover information that will help knowledge-synthesis groups in Canada and internationally provide relevant, timely and high-quality information to decision-makers.