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. Beecher, C, Toomey, E, Maeso, B, Whiting, C, Stewart, DC, Worrall, A et al.. What are the most important unanswered research questions on rapid review methodology? A James Lind Alliance research methodology Priority Setting Partnership: the Priority III study protocol. HRB Open Res. 2021;4 :80. doi: 10.12688/hrbopenres.13321.1. PubMed PMID:34693206 PubMed Central PMC8506222.
  2. Peters, MDJ, Marnie, C, Colquhoun, H, Garritty, CM, Hempel, S, Horsley, T et al.. Scoping reviews: reinforcing and advancing the methodology and application. Syst Rev. 2021;10 (1):263. doi: 10.1186/s13643-021-01821-3. PubMed PMID:34625095 PubMed Central PMC8499488.
  3. Bouck, Z, Straus, SE, Tricco, AC. Systematic Versus Rapid Versus Scoping Reviews. Methods Mol Biol. 2022;2345 :103-119. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-1566-9_6. PubMed PMID:34550586 .
  4. Boet, S, Etherington, C, Djaiani, G, Tricco, AC, Sikora, L, Katznelson, R et al.. Efficacy and safety of hyperbaric oxygen treatment in SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) pneumonia: a systematic review. Diving Hyperb Med. 2021;51 (3):271-281. doi: 10.28920/dhm51.3.271-281. PubMed PMID:34547778 .
  5. Lunny, C, Antony, J, Rios, P, Williams, C, Ramkissoon, N, Straus, SE et al.. Safety and effectiveness of dose-sparing strategies for intramuscular seasonal influenza vaccine: a rapid scoping review. BMJ Open. 2021;11 (9):e050596. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050596. PubMed PMID:34535483 PubMed Central PMC8450963.
  6. Wong, JJ, Côté, P, Tricco, AC, Watson, T, Rosella, LC. Effect of back problems on healthcare utilization and costs in Ontario, Canada: a population-based matched cohort study. Pain. 2021;162 (10):2521-2531. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002239. PubMed PMID:34534177 .
  7. Veroniki, AA, Tsokani, S, Zevgiti, S, Pagkalidou, I, Kontouli, KM, Ambarcioglu, P et al.. Do reporting guidelines have an impact? Empirical assessment of changes in reporting before and after the PRISMA extension statement for network meta-analysis. Syst Rev. 2021;10 (1):246. doi: 10.1186/s13643-021-01780-9. PubMed PMID:34507621 PubMed Central PMC8434710.
  8. Pollock, D, Tricco, AC, Peters, MDJ, McInerney, PA, Khalil, H, Godfrey, CM et al.. Methodological quality, guidance, and tools in scoping reviews: a scoping review protocol. JBI Evid Synth. 2021; :. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-20-00570. PubMed PMID:34446668 .
  9. Wong, JJ, Tricco, AC, Côté, P, Liang, CY, Lewis, JA, Bouck, Z et al.. Association Between Depressive Symptoms or Depression and Health Outcomes for Low Back Pain: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2021; :. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07079-8. PubMed PMID:34383230 .
  10. Dautzenberg, L, Beglinger, S, Tsokani, S, Zevgiti, S, Raijmann, RCMA, Rodondi, N et al.. Interventions for preventing falls and fall-related fractures in community-dwelling older adults: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021;69 (10):2973-2984. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17375. PubMed PMID:34318929 PubMed Central PMC8518387.
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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