Dr Sara Ahmed

Dr Sara Ahmed
Principal Investigator and Director of PCHI lab

BSc (PT, McGill); MSc (Rehabilitation Medicine, McGill); PhD (Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill), Post-doctoral Studies (Clinical and Health Informatics, Medicine, McGill)



McGill University
Associate Professor
Faculty of Medicine, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy,

McGill University
Associate Member
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health

McGill University
Associate Member
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

McGill University Health Centre
Division of Clinical Epidemiology & Clinical and Health Informatics

Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation  (CRIR)
Regular Member

McGill RUIS Center of Expertise in Chronic Pain
Faculty of Medicine representative on the Executive and Steering Committee at the McGill RUIS of the Chronic Pain Continuum (clinical networks of care)

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
Executive Committee
Knowledge Mobilization Network

Réseau Québécois de recherche sur le vieillissement
Research Member

Areas of expertise: 

Supported by federal, provincial, and private industry funds, Sara Ahmed’s research includes studies that 1) implement and evaluate knowledge exchange and transfer related to best practices for chronic disease management, 2) develop and evaluate the impact of chronic disease computer-enabled self-management interventions integrated into electronic personal health records, and 3) address the challenges of using patient reported outcomes (e.g. health-related quality of life, self-efficacy) in chronic disease management programs.

Areas of interest: 

Chronic disease management
Clinical epidemiology
Health informatics
Health outcome assessment,
Health services research
Health technology assessment
Population and public health
Preventive Medicine


POTH 401 Research Methods (3 credits)

POTH 624 Master's Project (6 credits)

POTH 630 Measurement: Rehabilitation 2 (3 credits)

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