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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. Begum, H, Swaminath, A, Lee, Y, Fahim, C, Bramson, J, Naqvi, A et al.. The histologic effects of neoadjuvant stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) followed by pulmonary metastasectomy-rationale and protocol design for the Post SBRT Pulmonary Metastasectomy (PSPM) trial. Transl Cancer Res. 2022;11 (4):918-927. doi: 10.21037/tcr-22-232. PubMed PMID:35571641 PubMed Central PMC9091013.
  2. Tasleem, A, Wang, Y, Li, K, Jiang, X, Krishnan, A, He, C et al.. Effects of mental health interventions among people hospitalized with COVID-19 infection: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. ;77 :40-68. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2022.04.002. PubMed PMID:35533528 PubMed Central PMC8993417.
  3. Sheikh-Mohamed, S, Isho, B, Chao, GYC, Zuo, M, Cohen, C, Lustig, Y et al.. Systemic and mucosal IgA responses are variably induced in response to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination and are associated with protection against subsequent infection. Mucosal Immunol. 2022; :. doi: 10.1038/s41385-022-00511-0. PubMed PMID:35468942 PubMed Central PMC9037584.
  4. Song, Y, Alonso-Coello, P, Ballesteros, M, Cluzeau, F, Vernooij, RWM, Arayssi, T et al.. A Reporting Tool for Adapted Guidelines in Health Care: The RIGHT-Ad@pt Checklist. Ann Intern Med. 2022;175 (5):710-719. doi: 10.7326/M21-4352. PubMed PMID:35286143 .
  5. Bonardi, O, Wang, Y, Li, K, Jiang, X, Krishnan, A, He, C et al.. Effects of COVID-19 Mental Health Interventions Among Children, Adolescents, and Adults Not Quarantined or Undergoing Treatment Due to COVID-19 Infection: A Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials. Can J Psychiatry. 2022;67 (5):336-350. doi: 10.1177/07067437211070648. PubMed PMID:35275494 PubMed Central PMC9065490.
  6. Patel, YS, Hanna, WC, Fahim, C, Shargall, Y, Waddell, TK, Yasufuku, K et al.. RAVAL trial: Protocol of an international, multi-centered, blinded, randomized controlled trial comparing robotic-assisted versus video-assisted lobectomy for early-stage lung cancer. PLoS One. 2022;17 (2):e0261767. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0261767. PubMed PMID:35108265 PubMed Central PMC8809527.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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 .
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Johns Hopkins University