Anita Kothari, PhD

Anita Kothari

Associate Professor

Room 222, HSB
519 661-2111 x81302
akothari@uwo.ca

Education

  • PhD (McMaster)
  • BSc, MHSc (Toronto)

Academic Appointments

  • Core Faculty Member - Joint Graduate Program in Health Information Science
  • Cross Appointment - Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Yes

Research Interests

  • Knowledge translation and exchange
    • Focuses on community-based organizations (public health units, homecare, early childhood development centres) as unique settings
    • Evidence-informed decision making by practitioners, managers and policy makers - creating and testing strategies like communities of practice, networks, knowledge management tools; investigating the role of tacit and explicit knowledge
  • Public health services
    • Renewal of public health - study of policy interventions in public health, novel methods for public health research (social network analysis, concept mapping, intersectional analysis), complex adaptive systems theoretical lens
    • Part of first research team in Canada funded by CIHR to develop the field of public health services research (includes government decision makers from two provinces)

Additional Information

Recent Publications

  • Kothari A, *Boyko JA, Conklin J, Stolee P & Sibbald SL. (2015). Communities of practice for supporting health systems change: A missed opportunity. Health Research Policy and Systems, 13, 33, 2015.
  • Kothari A, Hovanec N, Sibbald S, Donelle L & Tucker T. (2015). Process Evaluation of Implementing Knowledge Management Tools in Public Health. Knowledge Management Research and Practice, 27 April 2015; doi: 10.1057/kmrp.2015.4.
  • Sibbald S, Wathen N & Kothari A. (2015). An empirically based model for knowledge management in health care organizations. Health Care Management Review, doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000046, March.
  • Kothari A, Campbell-Davidson A & *Boyko J.A. (2015). An exploratory review of the nature of informal knowledge underlying theories of planned change used fork knowledge translation. BMC Research Notes, 8, 424, 1-7.
  • Jenkins E, Johnson JL, Bungay V, Kothari A & Saewyc EM. (2015). Divided and Disconnected - An examination of young people’s experiences with emotional distress within the context of their everyday lives. Health & Place, 35, 105-112.
  • Sibbald S & Kothari A. (2015). Creating, synthesizing and sharing: The management of knowledge in public health. Public Health Nursing, (32)4, 339-348.
  • Salter KJ & Kothari A. Using realist evaluation to open the black box of knowledge translation: A state-of-the-art review. Implementation Science, 9, 155.
  • MacGregor JCD, Wathen CN, Kothari A, Hundal PK & Naimi A. (2014). Strategies to promote uptake and use of intimate partner violence and child maltreatment knowledge: An integrative review. BMC Public Health, 14, 862.

Research Affiliations

  • The Knowledge to Action Study
  • Research Associate - National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools in Public Health
  • Research Affiliate - Population Health Improvement Research Network

Teaching Areas

  • Knowledge Translation
  • Health Promotion
  • Methods: Multilevel Modelling, Social Network Analysis

Awards

  • Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (2016)
  • CIHR New Investigator Award: 2010-2016
  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Career Scientist Award: 2005-2010