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Anita Kothari, PhD
- PhD (McMaster)
- BSc, MHSc (Toronto)
- Core Faculty Member - Joint Graduate Program in Health Information Science
- Cross Appointment - Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervising Graduate Students
- 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)
- 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.
- The Knowledge to Action Study
- Research Associate - National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools in Public Health
- Research Affiliate - Population Health Improvement Research Network
- Knowledge Translation
- Health Promotion
- Methods: Multilevel Modelling, Social Network Analysis
- 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