Andrea Tricco

PhD, MSc

Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs


Please note: Dr. Tricco is not taking any summer students in 2019.

Andrea Tricco completed a MSc in Epidemiology (2004) and a PhD in Population Health (2009). 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. She is also Co-Director of the Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence. 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 150 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 is the Director of an online systematic review course that >360 students and staff have completed, which is offered through the University of Toronto.



Recent Publications

  1. Soobiah, C, Tadrous, M, Knowles, S, Blondal, E, Ashoor, HM, Ghassemi, M et al.. Variability in the validity and reliability of outcome measures identified in a systematic review to assess treatment efficacy of cognitive enhancers for Alzheimer's Dementia. PLoS ONE. 2019;14 (4):e0215225. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0215225. PubMed PMID:30998774 .
  2. Runjic, E, Behmen, D, Pieper, D, Mathes, T, Tricco, AC, Moher, D et al.. Following Cochrane review protocols to completion ten years later: a retrospective cohort study and author survey. J Clin Epidemiol. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.03.006. PubMed PMID:30928507 .
  3. Veroniki, AA, Bender, R, Glasziou, P, Straus, SE, Tricco, AC. The number needed to treat in pairwise and network meta-analysis and its graphical representation. J Clin Epidemiol. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.03.007. PubMed PMID:30905696 .
  4. Langlois, EV, Straus, SE, Antony, J, King, VJ, Tricco, AC. Using rapid reviews to strengthen health policy and systems and progress towards universal health coverage. BMJ Glob Health. 2019;4 (1):e001178. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001178. PubMed PMID:30899562 PubMed Central PMC6407563.
  5. Sarkis-Onofre, R, Pereira-Cenci, T, Tricco, AC, Demarco, FF, Moher, D, Cenci, MS et al.. Systematic reviews in restorative dentistry: discussing relevant aspects. J Esthet Restor Dent. 2019; :. doi: 10.1111/jerd.12463. PubMed PMID:30821908 .
  6. Soobiah, C, Manley, G, Marr, S, Moore, A, PausJenssen, E, Teare, S et al.. A modified Delphi and cross-sectional survey to facilitate selection of optimal outcomes and measures for a systematic review on geriatrician-led care models. J Clin Epidemiol. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.02.005. PubMed PMID:30771447 .
  7. Tashkandi, M, Baarma, D, Tricco, AC, Boelman, C, Alkhater, R, Minassian, BA et al.. EEG of asymptomatic first-degree relatives of patients with juvenile myoclonic, childhood absence and rolandic epilepsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Epileptic Disord. 2019;21 (1):30-41. doi: 10.1684/epd.2019.1024. PubMed PMID:30767897 .
  8. Tricco, AC, Thomas, SM, Veroniki, AA, Hamid, JS, Cogo, E, Strifler, L et al.. Quality improvement strategies to prevent falls in older adults: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Age Ageing. 2019; :. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afy219. PubMed PMID:30721919 .
  9. Bassani, R, Pereira, GKR, Page, MJ, Tricco, AC, Moher, D, Sarkis-Onofre, R et al.. Systematic reviews in dentistry: Current status, epidemiological and reporting characteristics. J Dent. 2019;82 :71-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2019.01.014. PubMed PMID:30716451 .
  10. Nyanchoka, L, Tudur-Smith, C, Thu, VN, Iversen, V, Tricco, AC, Porcher, R et al.. A Scoping Review describes Methods Used to Identify, Prioritize and Display Gaps in Health Research. J Clin Epidemiol. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.01.005. PubMed PMID:30708176 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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