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 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 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 180 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 BMC Medicine and the Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. She is the Director of an online systematic review course that >400 students and staff have completed, which is offered through the University of Toronto.



Recent Publications

  1. Bajaj, HS, Barnes, T, Nagpal, S, Tricco, AC, Rios, P, Porr, C et al.. Diabetes Canada Position Statement on Recreational Cannabis Use in Adults and Adolescents With Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Can J Diabetes. 2019;43 (6):372-376. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2019.05.010. PubMed PMID:31375177 .
  2. Zhang, DDQ, Sussman, J, Dossa, F, Jivraj, N, Ladha, K, Brar, S et al.. A Systematic Review of Behavioral Interventions to Decrease Opioid Prescribing After Surgery. Ann. Surg. 2019; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003483. PubMed PMID:31356268 .
  3. Veroniki, AA, Ashoor, HM, Le, SPC, Rios, P, Stewart, LA, Clarke, M et al.. Retrieval of individual patient data depended on study characteristics: a randomized controlled trial. J Clin Epidemiol. 2019;113 :176-188. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.05.031. PubMed PMID:31153977 .
  4. Pham, B, Thomas, SM, Lillie, E, Lee, T, Hamid, J, Richter, T et al.. Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment for retinal conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2019;9 (5):e022031. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022031. PubMed PMID:31142516 PubMed Central PMC6549720.
  5. Soobiah, C, Straus, SE, Manley, G, Marr, S, PausJenssen, E, Teare, S et al.. Engaging knowledge users in a systematic review on the comparative effectiveness of geriatrician-led models of care is possible: A cross-sectional survey using the Patient Engagement Evaluation Tool. J Clin Epidemiol. 2019;113 :58-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.05.015. PubMed PMID:31129259 .
  6. Arevalo-Rodriguez, I, Tricco, AC, Steingart, KR, Nussbaumer-Streit, B, Kaunelis, D, Alonso-Coello, P et al.. Challenges of rapid reviews for diagnostic test accuracy questions: a protocol for an international survey and expert consultation. Diagn Progn Res. 2019;3 :7. doi: 10.1186/s41512-019-0052-y. PubMed PMID:31093577 PubMed Central PMC6460809.
  7. Tang, GH, Dhir, V, Scheer, AS, Tricco, AC, Sholzberg, M, Brezden-Masley, C et al.. Intravenous iron versus oral iron or observation for gastrointestinal malignancies: a systematic review. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019;31 (7):799-808. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000001433. PubMed PMID:31082997 .
  8. Zhang, K, Arora, P, Sati, N, Béliveau, A, Troke, N, Veroniki, AA et al.. Characteristics and methods of incorporating randomized and nonrandomized evidence in network meta-analyses: a scoping review. J Clin Epidemiol. 2019;113 :1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.04.023. PubMed PMID:31059803 .
  9. 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 PubMed Central PMC6472754.
  10. Runjic, E, Behmen, D, Pieper, D, Mathes, T, Tricco, AC, Moher, D et al.. Following Cochrane review protocols to completion 10 years later: a retrospective cohort study and author survey. J Clin Epidemiol. 2019;111 :41-48. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.03.006. PubMed PMID:30928507 .
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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