Lisa Hartling

Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis and Translation

Tier 1 - 2018-10-01
University of Alberta
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Research summary

There is growing recognition that inefficiencies in our health care system originate, in part, from a gap between research (what we know) and practice (what we do). Dr. Lisa Hartling, Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis and Translation, aims to address this research-to-practice gap.

Knowledge synthesis brings together the best available research evidence to provide a solid foundation for informed decision-making. Knowledge translation aims to share research evidence with end users in meaningful ways. Hartling and her research team are working to increase efficiencies in knowledge synthesis using advanced methods, machine-learning technologies and open-science approaches. They are also working with parents to create innovative knowledge tools that make use of both research evidence and parents’ lived experiences.