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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. Fahim, C, Davenport Huyer, L, Lee, TT, Prashad, A, Leonard, R, Khare, SR et al.. Implementing and Sustaining Early Cancer Diagnosis Initiatives in Canada: An Exploratory Qualitative Study. Curr Oncol. 2021;28 (6):4341-4356. doi: 10.3390/curroncol28060369. PubMed PMID:34898549 PubMed Central PMC8628805.
  2. Watt, JA, Fahim, C, Straus, SE, Goodarzi, Z. Barriers and facilitators to virtual care in a geriatric medicine clinic: a semi-structured interview study of patient, caregiver and healthcare provider perspectives. Age Ageing. 2022;51 (1):. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afab218. PubMed PMID:34794177 .
  3. Courvoisier, M, Baddeliyanage, R, Wilhelm, L, Bayliss, L, Straus, SE, Fahim, C et al.. Evaluation of the partners in research course: a patient and researcher co-created course to build capacity in patient-oriented research. Res Involv Engagem. 2021;7 (1):76. doi: 10.1186/s40900-021-00316-8. PubMed PMID:34717764 PubMed Central PMC8556807.
  4. Simunovic, M, Grubac, V, Hillis, C, Yang, I, Eskicioglu, C, Bogach, J et al.. Identification and Adjudication of Adverse Events Following Rectal Cancer Surgery: Observational Case Series in a Region of Ontario, Canada. Ann Surg Oncol. 2022;29 (2):1182-1191. doi: 10.1245/s10434-021-10651-5. PubMed PMID:34486089 .
  5. 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 PubMed Central PMC8285735.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 .
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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Johns Hopkins University