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Roland Grad

roland [dot] grad [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Roland Grad, MD, CM, MSc, FCFP)

Associate Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, Director of Clinical Scholars Program, Member of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care.

Research Interests: Dr. Grad studies the use of 'evidence' in everyday clinical practice. Since 2003, his work to develop and validate the Information Assessment Method is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Pharmacists Association. The Information Assessment Method is a promising tool for (1) knowledge translation research, focused on practice-based education, and (2) understanding how health professionals use research-based clinical information.

Keywords: knowledge translation research in primary health care; mixed methods research; information use; information assessment methods; clinical computer-mediated communication; clinical information retrieval technology; continuing professional development.

List of Publications:
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Research Grants

Optimisation de la valeur des soins aux patients par une organisation agile du système hospitalier. FRQS. Béland F, Grad RM, Lapointe l, Monette J, Pluye P & Vedel I. $4,000,000. ($539,100 for the Knowledge Translation axis I lead) (2012-2016)

Medpoint Reports: Evaluation based on the Information Assessment Method. Medical Education Network Canada $16,000 (2012-2014)

The value of Update Minutes: An evaluation based on the Information Assessment Method. Diversified Business Communications Canada. Principal Investigator, $15,800 (2012-2013)

Two-way knowledge translation between information providers and health professionals. Canadian Pharmacists Association. Pluye, P & Grad RM. $25,000 (2012-2013)

InfoPOEMs CME Program Impact Assessment. Canadian Medical Association. $98,910 (2011-2014)

Assessing and improving electronic knowledge resources in partnership with information providers. CIHR # 85195 and FRQS #5838. Pluye P, Grad RM, Repchinsky C, MacDonald J, Dawes M, Bartlett G, Rodriguez C, Loiselle C, Cohendet P, Légaré F & Farell B. $220,494 (2007-2013)