Andrea Tricco

MSc, PhD

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 in Sept 2011) and directs the Knowledge Synthesis team. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (appointed in 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 100 peer-reviewed articles. She currently holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award (2012-2017) and the Ontario Ministry of Innovation Early Research Award (2015-2020). She is an Associate Editor for 2 international journals, the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology and BMC Medicine. She is also a member of the Cochrane Methods Bias Group.

Recent Publications

  1. Page, MJ, Shamseer, L, Altman, DG, Tetzlaff, J, Sampson, M, Tricco, AC et al.. Epidemiology and Reporting Characteristics of Systematic Reviews of Biomedical Research: A Cross-Sectional Study. PLoS Med. 2016;13 (5):e1002028. Epub 2016/5/24. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002028. PubMed PMID:27218655 .
  2. Veroniki, AA, Straus, SE, Soobiah, C, Elliott, MJ, Tricco, AC. A scoping review of indirect comparison methods and applications using individual patient data. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2016;16 (1):47. doi: 10.1186/s12874-016-0146-y. PubMed PMID:27116943 PubMed Central PMC4847203.
  3. Tricco, AC, Ashoor, HM, Cardoso, R, MacDonald, H, Cogo, E, Kastner, M et al.. Sustainability of knowledge translation interventions in healthcare decision-making: a scoping review. Implement Sci. 2016;11 (1):55. doi: 10.1186/s13012-016-0421-7. PubMed PMID:27097827 PubMed Central PMC4839064.
  4. Tricco, AC, Cogo, E, Page, MJ, Polisena, J, Booth, A, Dwan, K et al.. A third of systematic reviews changed or did not specify the primary outcome: A PROSPERO register study. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.03.025. PubMed PMID:27079845 .
  5. Veroniki, AA, Straus, SE, Ashoor, H, Stewart, LA, Clarke, M, Tricco, AC et al.. Contacting authors to retrieve individual patient data: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2016;17 (1):138. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1238-z. PubMed PMID:26975720 PubMed Central PMC4791799.
  6. Veroniki, AA, Straus, SE, Fyraridis, A, Tricco, AC. The rank-heat plot is a novel way to present the results from a network meta-analysis including multiple outcomes. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.02.016. PubMed PMID:26939929 .
  7. Kastner, M, Antony, J, Soobiah, C, Straus, SE, Tricco, AC. Conceptual recommendations for selecting the most appropriate knowledge synthesis method to answer research questions related to complex evidence. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.11.022. PubMed PMID:26912124 .
  8. Perrier, L, Lightfoot, D, Kealey, MR, Straus, SE, Tricco, AC. Knowledge synthesis research: a bibliometric analysis. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.02.019. PubMed PMID:26912123 .
  9. Tricco, AC, Antony, J, Soobiah, C, Kastner, M, Cogo, E, MacDonald, H et al.. Knowledge synthesis methods for generating or refining theory: a scoping review reveals that little guidance is available. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.11.021. PubMed PMID:26891951 .
  10. Tricco, AC, Soobiah, C, Antony, J, Cogo, E, MacDonald, H, Lillie, E et al.. A scoping review identifies multiple emerging knowledge synthesis methods, but few studies operationalize the method. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.08.030. PubMed PMID:26891949 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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