Andrea Tricco

PhD, MSc

Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs


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.

Please note: Dr. Tricco is not taking any summer students in 2018.


Recent Publications

  1. Robson, RC, Pham, B, Hwee, J, Thomas, SM, Rios, P, Page, MJ et al.. Few studies exist examining methods for selecting studies, abstracting data, and appraising quality in a systematic review. J Clin Epidemiol. 2018; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.10.003. PubMed PMID:30312656 .
  2. Pham, B, Bagheri, E, Rios, P, Pourmasoumi, A, Robson, RC, Hwee, J et al.. Improving the conduct of systematic reviews: a process mining perspective. J Clin Epidemiol. 2018;103 :101-111. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.06.011. PubMed PMID:30297037 .
  3. Tricco, AC, Moore, JE, Beben, N, Brownson, RC, Chambers, DA, Dolovich, LR et al.. Sustaining knowledge translation interventions for chronic disease management in older adults: protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Syst Rev. 2018;7 (1):140. doi: 10.1186/s13643-018-0808-4. PubMed PMID:30219107 PubMed Central PMC6138921.
  4. Tricco, AC, Lillie, E, Zarin, W, O'Brien, KK, Colquhoun, H, Levac, D et al.. PRISMA Extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR): Checklist and Explanation. Ann. Intern. Med. 2018;169 (7):467-473. doi: 10.7326/M18-0850. PubMed PMID:30178033 .
  5. Tricco, AC, Rios, P, Zarin, W, Cardoso, R, Diaz, S, Nincic, V et al.. Prevention and management of unprofessional behaviour among adults in the workplace: A scoping review. PLoS ONE. 2018;13 (7):e0201187. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201187. PubMed PMID:30048512 PubMed Central PMC6062077.
  6. Antony, J, Zarin, W, Pham, B, Nincic, V, Cardoso, R, Ivory, JD et al.. Patient safety initiatives in obstetrics: a rapid review. BMJ Open. 2018;8 (7):e020170. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020170. PubMed PMID:29982200 PubMed Central PMC6042535.
  7. Marquez, C, Johnson, AM, Jassemi, S, Park, J, Moore, JE, Blaine, C et al.. Enhancing the uptake of systematic reviews of effects: what is the best format for health care managers and policy-makers? A mixed-methods study. Implement Sci. 2018;13 (1):84. doi: 10.1186/s13012-018-0779-9. PubMed PMID:29929538 PubMed Central PMC6014014.
  8. Veroniki, AA, Antony, J, Straus, SE, Ashoor, HM, Finkelstein, Y, Khan, PA et al.. Comparative safety and effectiveness of perinatal antiretroviral therapies for HIV-infected women and their children: Systematic review and network meta-analysis including different study designs. PLoS ONE. 2018;13 (6):e0198447. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198447. PubMed PMID:29912896 PubMed Central PMC6005568.
  9. Tricco, AC, Zarin, W, Lillie, E, Jeblee, S, Warren, R, Khan, PA et al.. Utility of social media and crowd-intelligence data for pharmacovigilance: a scoping review. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2018;18 (1):38. doi: 10.1186/s12911-018-0621-y. PubMed PMID:29898743 PubMed Central PMC6001022.
  10. Tugwell, P, Knottnerus, JA, McGowan, J, Tricco, AC. Systematic Review Qualitative Methods Series reflect the increasing maturity in qualitative methods. J Clin Epidemiol. 2018;97 :vii-viii. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.03.006. PubMed PMID:29673912 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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