Andrea Tricco

PhD, MSc

Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs


Andrea Tricco completed a MSc in Epidemiology (2002-2004) and a PhD in Population Health (2005-2009). She is a Scientist in the Knowledge Translation Program of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital (appointed Sept 2011) and directs the Knowledge Synthesis Team. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (appointed June 2014). Her research interests are related to responding to decision-makers (including policy-makers, healthcare providers, and patients) through knowledge synthesis. Her research also 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 over 135 peer-reviewed articles. She currently holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis and the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Science Early Researcher Award. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, BMC Medical Research Methodology, and Systematic Reviews; and sits on the editorial board for the BMC Medicine. She developed an online systematic review course that >335 students have completed, which is offered through the University of Toronto.

Recent Publications

  1. Watt, J, Goodarzi, Z, Tricco, AC, Veroniki, AA, Straus, SE. Comparative safety and efficacy of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia: protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Syst Rev. 2017;6 (1):182. doi: 10.1186/s13643-017-0572-x. PubMed PMID:28882156 PubMed Central PMC5590133.
  2. Cardoso, R, Zarin, W, Nincic, V, Barber, SL, Gulmezoglu, AM, Wilson, C et al.. Evaluative reports on medical malpractice policies in obstetrics: a rapid scoping review. Syst Rev. 2017;6 (1):181. doi: 10.1186/s13643-017-0569-5. PubMed PMID:28874176 PubMed Central PMC5586050.
  3. Chen, XX, Trivedi, V, AlSaflan, AA, Todd, SC, Tricco, AC, McCartney, CJL et al.. Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Simulation Training: A Systematic Review. Reg Anesth Pain Med. ;42 (6):741-750. doi: 10.1097/AAP.0000000000000639. PubMed PMID:28759501 .
  4. Veroniki, AA, Rios, P, Cogo, E, Straus, SE, Finkelstein, Y, Kealey, R et al.. Comparative safety of antiepileptic drugs for neurological development in children exposed during pregnancy and breast feeding: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2017;7 (7):e017248. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017248. PubMed PMID:28729328 .
  5. Garbens, A, Goldenberg, M, Wallis, CJD, Tricco, A, Grantcharov, TP. The cost of intraoperative adverse events in abdominal and pelvic surgery: A systematic review. Am. J. Surg. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.06.025. PubMed PMID:28709625 .
  6. Jackson, D, Veroniki, AA, Law, M, Tricco, AC, Baker, R. Paule-Mandel estimators for network meta-analysis with random inconsistency effects. Res Synth Methods. 2017; :. doi: 10.1002/jrsm.1244. PubMed PMID:28585257 .
  7. Ashoor, HM, Lillie, E, Zarin, W, Pham, B, Khan, PA, Nincic, V et al.. Effectiveness of different compression-to-ventilation methods for cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A systematic review. Resuscitation. 2017;118 :112-125. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.05.032. PubMed PMID:28583860 .
  8. Veroniki, AA, Cogo, E, Rios, P, Straus, SE, Finkelstein, Y, Kealey, R et al.. Comparative safety of anti-epileptic drugs during pregnancy: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of congenital malformations and prenatal outcomes. BMC Med. 2017;15 (1):95. doi: 10.1186/s12916-017-0845-1. PubMed PMID:28472982 PubMed Central PMC5418725.
  9. Mascarenhas, A, Moore, JE, Tricco, AC, Hamid, J, Daly, C, Bain, J et al.. Perceptions and experiences of a gender gap at a Canadian research institute and potential strategies to mitigate this gap: a sequential mixed-methods study. CMAJ Open. ;5 (1):E144-E151. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20160114. PubMed PMID:28401131 PubMed Central PMC5378536.
  10. Chesney, TR, Yin, JX, Rajaee, N, Tricco, AC, Fyles, AW, Acuna, SA et al.. Tamoxifen with radiotherapy compared with Tamoxifen alone in elderly women with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast conserving surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Radiother Oncol. 2017;123 (1):1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2017.02.019. PubMed PMID:28391871 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto