Research Programs


Please note: Dr. Tricco is not taking any summer students.

Andrea Tricco holds a MSc in Epidemiology and PhD in Population Health. She is a Scientist and Director of the Knowledge Synthesis Team in the Knowledge Translation Program of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health & Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation. She is also a Co-Director and Adjunct Associate Professor of the Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Centre of Excellence at Queen’s University. Her research interests are related to responding to decision-makers (including policy-makers, healthcare providers, and patients) through knowledge synthesis. Her research 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 200 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 the director of an online systematic review course that >470 students and staff have completed, which is offered through the University of Toronto.


Recent Publications

  1. Pillay, J, Riva, JJ, Tessier, LA, Colquhoun, H, Lang, E, Moore, AE et al.. Fall prevention interventions for older community-dwelling adults: systematic reviews on benefits, harms, and patient values and preferences. Syst Rev. 2021;10 (1):18. doi: 10.1186/s13643-020-01572-7. PubMed PMID:33422103 PubMed Central PMC7797084.
  2. Colquhoun, HL, Jesus, TS, O'Brien, KK, Tricco, AC, Chui, A, Zarin, W et al.. Letter to the Editor-Response. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2020.10.121. PubMed PMID:33334548 .
  3. Ashoor, HM, McSharry, J, Radhakrishnan, A, Wilson, R, Zitzelsberger, L, Kaan, D et al.. Absorptive capacity in the adoption of innovations in health care: a scoping review protocol. JBI Evid Synth. 2020; :. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-20-00218. PubMed PMID:33323777 .
  4. Sibley, KM, Thomas, SM, Veroniki, AA, Rodrigues, M, Hamid, JS, Lachance, CC et al.. Comparative effectiveness of exercise interventions for preventing falls in older adults: A secondary analysis of a systematic review with network meta-analysis. Exp Gerontol. 2020;143 :111151. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2020.111151. PubMed PMID:33186739 .
  5. Khalil, H, Peters, MD, Tricco, AC, Pollock, D, Alexander, L, McInerney, P et al.. Conducting high quality scoping reviews-challenges and solutions. J Clin Epidemiol. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2020.10.009. PubMed PMID:33122034 .
  6. Peters, MDJ, Marnie, C, Tricco, AC, Pollock, D, Munn, Z, Alexander, L et al.. Updated methodological guidance for the conduct of scoping reviews. JBI Evid Synth. 2020;18 (10):2119-2126. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-20-00167. PubMed PMID:33038124 .
  7. Jeyaraman, MM, Rabbani, R, Copstein, L, Robson, RC, Al-Yousif, N, Pollock, M et al.. Methodologically rigorous risk of bias tools for nonrandomized studies had low reliability and high evaluator burden. J Clin Epidemiol. 2020;128 :140-147. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2020.09.033. PubMed PMID:32987166 .
  8. Rios, P, Radhakrishnan, A, Williams, C, Ramkissoon, N, Pham, B, Cormack, GV et al.. Preventing the transmission of COVID-19 and other coronaviruses in older adults aged 60 years and above living in long-term care: a rapid review. Syst Rev. 2020;9 (1):218. doi: 10.1186/s13643-020-01486-4. PubMed PMID:32977848 PubMed Central PMC7517751.
  9. Tricco, AC, Lachance, CC, Rios, P, Darvesh, N, Antony, J, Radhakrishnan, A et al.. Global evidence of gender inequity in academic health research: a living scoping review protocol. JBI Evid Synth. 2020;18 (10):2181-2193. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-20-00078. PubMed PMID:32925395 .
  10. Wong, JJ, Côté, P, Tricco, AC, Watson, T, Rosella, LC. Assessing the validity of health administrative data compared to population health survey data for the measurement of low back pain. Pain. 2021;162 (1):219-226. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002003. PubMed PMID:32910631 PubMed Central PMC7737881.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
  • Associate Editor, BMC Medical Research Methodology
  • Associate Editor, Systematic Reviews
  • Part of the Editorial Board for BMC Medicine and the Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports