Andrea Tricco

PhD, MSc


Research Programs


Please note: Dr. Tricco is not taking any summer students in 2021.

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 (JBI) 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 220 peer-reviewed articles. She currently holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis. She is the director of an online systematic review course that more than 535 students and staff have completed, which is offered through the University of Toronto.


Recent Publications

  1. Zauza, D, Dotto, L, Moher, D, Tricco, AC, Agostini, BA, Sarkis-Onofre, R et al.. There is room for improvement in the use of scoping reviews in dentistry: Scoping reviews in dentistry. J Dent. 2022; :104161. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2022.104161. PubMed PMID:35577253 .
  2. Pollock, D, Alexander, L, Munn, Z, Peters, MDJ, Khalil, H, Godfrey, CM et al.. Moving from consultation to co-creation with knowledge users in scoping reviews: guidance from the JBI Scoping Review Methodology Group. JBI Evid Synth. 2022;20 (4):969-979. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-21-00416. PubMed PMID:35477565 .
  3. Veroniki, AA, Ashoor, HM, Rios, P, Seitidis, G, Stewart, L, Clarke, M et al.. Comparative safety and efficacy of cognitive enhancers for Alzheimer's dementia: a systematic review with individual patient data network meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (4):e053012. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053012. PubMed PMID:35473731 PubMed Central PMC9045061.
  4. Dol, J, Boulos, L, Somerville, M, Saxinger, L, Doroshenko, A, Hastings, S et al.. Health system impacts of SARS-CoV - 2 variants of concern: a rapid review. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022;22 (1):544. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-07847-0. PubMed PMID:35461246 PubMed Central PMC9034743.
  5. Lunny, C, Thirugnanasampanthar, SS, Kanji, S, Ferri, N, Thabet, P, Pieper, D et al.. Identifying and addressing conflicting results across multiple discordant systematic reviews on the same question: protocol for a replication study of the Jadad algorithm. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (4):e054223. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054223. PubMed PMID:35443948 PubMed Central PMC9021774.
  6. Jeyaraman, MM, Alder, RN, Copstein, L, Al-Yousif, N, Suss, R, Zarychanski, R et al.. Impact of employing primary healthcare professionals in emergency department triage on patient flow outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (4):e052850. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052850. PubMed PMID:35443941 PubMed Central PMC9058787.
  7. Embrett, M, Sim, SM, Caldwell, HAT, Boulos, L, Yu, Z, Agarwal, G et al.. Barriers to and strategies to address COVID-19 testing hesitancy: a rapid scoping review. BMC Public Health. 2022;22 (1):750. doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-13127-7. PubMed PMID:35422031 PubMed Central PMC9008387.
  8. Bolotin, S, Osman, S, Hughes, SL, Ariyarajah, A, Tricco, AC, Khan, S et al.. In Elimination Settings, Measles Antibodies Wane Following Vaccination but Not Following Infection - A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Infect Dis. 2022; :. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiac039. PubMed PMID:35417025 .
  9. Saunders, H, Pham, B, Loong, D, Mishra, S, Ashoor, HM, Antony, J et al.. The Cost-Effectiveness Of Intermediate-Acting, Long-Acting, Ultralong-Acting, and Biosimilar Insulins for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review. Value Health. 2022; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2021.12.016. PubMed PMID:35341688 .
  10. Amog, K, Pham, B, Courvoisier, M, Mak, M, Booth, A, Godfrey, C et al.. The web-based "Right Review" tool asks reviewers simple questions to suggest methods from 41 knowledge synthesis methods. J Clin Epidemiol. 2022;147 :42-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2022.03.004. PubMed PMID:35314349 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Advisory Committee: Health Data Research Network Canada (HDRN), Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Canadian Data Platform (SPOR CDP)
  • Member of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Scientific Committee, North American Region Representative
  • Chair, JBI Scoping Review Methodology Group
  • Member, Editorial Board for BMC Medicine and JBI Evidence Synthesis
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Queen’s University
  • Co-Director, Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Centre of Excellence, Queen’s University
  • Associate Editor, Systematic Reviews
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
  • Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto