roland.grad [at] mcgill.ca (Roland Grad, MD, CM, MSc, FCFP)
Associate Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, Director of the Clinician Scholar 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.
In addition to his research, Dr. Grad is a practicing family physician. In publicly funded work, he co-developed and validated the Information Assessment Method (IAM) www.mcgill.ca/iam
The IAM is a widely used tool in continuing education in the health professions. In multiple studies, the IAM has revealed how doctors, nurses and pharmacists use clinical information to improve the health and health care of their patients.
Keywords: Medical education, knowledge translation, primary health care; mixed methods; information use; information assessment methods; clinical information retrieval technology; continuing professional development.
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