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Dr. Christine (Tina) Fahim (PhD, MSc) is an implementation scientist and leads the Team for Implementation, Evaluation and Sustainability at the Knowledge Translation Program, St. Michael’s Hospital. She holds an Associate Scientist position in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. She obtained her MSc in Health Systems at the University of Ottawa followed by a PhD in Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact from McMaster University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Fahim’s research focuses on the science and practice of knowledge translation to implement evidence-based interventions at the provider, organization, and systems level.

Recent Publications

  1. Simunovic, M, Urbach, DR, Fahim, C, O'Brien, MA, Earle, CC, Brouwers, M et al.. High-Intensity vs Low-Intensity Knowledge Translation Interventions for Surgeons and Their Association With Process and Outcome Measures Among Patients Undergoing Rectal Cancer Surgery. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4 (7):e2117536. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.17536. PubMed PMID:34269805 .
  2. Fahim, C, Bruhn, WE, Albertini, JG, Makary, MA. A process evaluation of the improving wisely intervention: a peer-to-peer data intervention to reduce overuse in surgery. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021;21 (1):100. doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-06017-4. PubMed PMID:33514362 PubMed Central PMC7845024.
  3. Helzer, EG, Myers, CG, Fahim, C, Sutcliffe, KM, Abernathy, JH. Gender Bias in Collaborative Medical Decision Making: Emergent Evidence. Acad Med. 2020;95 (10):1524-1528. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003590. PubMed PMID:32675791 .
  4. Fahim, C, Acai, A, McConnell, MM, Wright, FC, Sonnadara, RR, Simunovic, M et al.. Use of the theoretical domains framework and behaviour change wheel to develop a novel intervention to improve the quality of multidisciplinary cancer conference decision-making. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020;20 (1):578. doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-05255-w. PubMed PMID:32580767 PubMed Central PMC7313182.
  5. Fahim, C, McConnell, MM, Wright, FC, Sonnadara, RR, Simunovic, M. Use of the KT-MCC strategy to improve the quality of decision making for multidisciplinary cancer conferences: a pilot study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020;20 (1):579. doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-05143-3. PubMed PMID:32580714 PubMed Central PMC7313105.
  6. Simunovic, M, Fahim, C, Coates, A, Urbach, D, Earle, C, Grubac, V et al.. A method to audit and score implementation of knowledge translation (KT) interventions in large health regions - an observational pilot study using rectal cancer surgery in Ontario. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020;20 (1):506. doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-05353-9. PubMed PMID:32503592 PubMed Central PMC7275399.
  7. Hylton, DA, Shargall, Y, Finley, C, Agzarian, J, Fahim, C, Hanna, WC et al.. A novel online education module to teach clinicians how to correctly identify ultrasonographic features of mediastinal lymph nodes during endobronchial ultrasound. Can J Surg. 2020;63 (1):E62-E68. doi: 10.1503/cjs.000119. PubMed PMID:32031766 PubMed Central PMC7828937.
  8. Ellenbogen, MI, Wang, P, Overton, HN, Fahim, C, Park, A, Bruhn, WE et al.. Frequency and Predictors of Polypharmacy in US Medicare Patients: A Cross-Sectional Analysis at the Patient and Physician Levels. Drugs Aging. 2020;37 (1):57-65. doi: 10.1007/s40266-019-00726-0. PubMed PMID:31782129 .
  9. Fahim, C, Hylton, D, Simunovic, M, Agzarian, J, Finley, C, Hanna, WC et al.. Development of the IRIS-AR strategy: an intervention to improve rates of accrual and retention for the VTE-PRO randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2019;20 (1):447. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3536-8. PubMed PMID:31324209 PubMed Central PMC6642524.
  10. Bruhn, WE, Rutkow, L, Wang, P, Tinker, SE, Fahim, C, Overton, HN et al.. Prevalence and Characteristics of Virginia Hospitals Suing Patients and Garnishing Wages for Unpaid Medical Bills. JAMA. 2019;322 (7):691-692. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.9144. PubMed PMID:31237609 PubMed Central PMC6593627.
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Johns Hopkins University