Katie Dainty

PhD, MSc

Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs

Biography

Dr. Dainty is a qualitative and mixed methods scientist with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto). She graduated with her doctor of philosophy from the University of Toronto in 2010 and, in addition to her appointment at St. Michael’s, is an assistant professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) and an associate member of the School of Graduate Studies at University of Toronto. She brings an extensive background in both clinical and implementation research and has designed and evaluated several innovative projects, with an emphasis on health care quality, knowledge translation and health systems improvement. She has published over 35 peer reviewed articles which have more than 750 citations (h-index 12) and has been involved in more than $3.5 million dollars in research funding (over $750,000 as a primary investigator) in her short career.

Her main research interests are studying how organizational sociocultural variables shape knowledge translation and quality improvement. Dr. Dainty’s work involves studying issues related to organizational behaviour, implementation science, collaborative quality improvement, prehospital care and quality improvement in community health care environments. Her current research focuses on the use of qualitative and mixed methods research to critically interrogate held assumptions about behaviour and culture and their impact on quality improvement and knowledge translation at the front lines of health care.

She has lectured in several courses within IHPME including HAD7001H (Mixed Methods for Health Research), HAD3040Y (QUIPS) and she directs the Knowledge Translation Module for the Institute of Medical Science.

Current major research projects:

1. Developing a Patient Reported Outcome Measure for the Emergency Department
2. Understanding E.P.I.C.: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Expanding Paramedicine in the Community Initiative
3. The Quality Advantage: Exploring Quality Improvement in Ontario’s Community Support Sector
4. Understanding the role of Middle Management in Hospital Quality Improvement

Please note: Dr. Dainty is not taking any summer students in 2017.

Recent Publications

  1. Vaillancourt, S, Seaton, MB, Schull, MJ, Cheng, AHY, Beaton, DE, Laupacis, A et al.. Patients' Perspectives on Outcomes of Care After Discharge From the Emergency Department: A Qualitative Study. Ann Emerg Med. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.05.034. PubMed PMID:28712607 .
  2. Dainty, KN, Vaid, H, Brooks, SC. North American Public Opinion Survey on the Acceptability of Crowdsourcing Basic Life Support for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest With the PulsePoint Mobile Phone App. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017;5 (5):e63. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.6926. PubMed PMID:28526668 PubMed Central PMC5451638.
  3. Dainty, KN, Seaton, B, Laupacis, A, Schull, M, Vaillancourt, S. A qualitative study of emergency physicians' perspectives on PROMS in the emergency department. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017; :. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2016-006012. PubMed PMID:28183828 .
  4. Van Eerd, D, Newman, K, DeForge, R, Urquhart, R, Cornelissen, E, Dainty, KN et al.. Knowledge brokering for healthy aging: a scoping review of potential approaches. Implement Sci. 2016;11 (1):140. doi: 10.1186/s13012-016-0504-5. PubMed PMID:27756358 PubMed Central PMC5070130.
  5. Brooks, SC, Scales, DC, Pinto, R, Dainty, KN, Racz, EM, Gaudio, M et al.. The Postcardiac Arrest Consult Team: Impact on Hospital Care Processes for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Patients. Crit. Care Med. 2016;44 (11):2037-2044. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000001863. PubMed PMID:27509389 .
  6. Worthington, H, Pickett, W, Morrison, LJ, Scales, DC, Zhan, C, Lin, S et al.. The impact of hospital experience with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients on post cardiac arrest care. Resuscitation. 2017;110 :169-175. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2016.08.032. PubMed PMID:27658654 .
  7. Dainty, KN, Sinclair, D. A Critical Qualitative Study of the Position of Middle Managers in Health Care Quality Improvement. J Nurs Care Qual. ;32 (2):172-179. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000224. PubMed PMID:27607851 .
  8. Dainty, KN, Racz, E, Morrison, LJ, Brooks, SC. Implementation of a post-arrest care team: understanding the nuances of a team-based intervention. Implement Sci. 2016;11 (1):112. doi: 10.1186/s13012-016-0463-x. PubMed PMID:27491427 PubMed Central PMC4973549.
  9. Raju, RS, Coburn, N, Liu, N, Porter, JM, Seung, SJ, Cheung, MC et al.. A population-based study of the epidemiology of pancreatic cancer: a brief report. Curr Oncol. 2015;22 (6):e478-84. doi: 10.3747/co.22.2653. PubMed PMID:26715886 PubMed Central PMC4687674.
  10. Cheskes, L, Morrison, LJ, Beaton, D, Parsons, J, Dainty, KN. Are Canadians more willing to provide chest-compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?-a nation-wide public survey. CJEM. 2016;18 (4):253-63. doi: 10.1017/cem.2015.113. PubMed PMID:26653895 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto