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Andrea C. Tricco

PhD (Population Health), University of Ottawa; MSc (Epidemiology), University of Toronto; Honours BSc (Health Sciences), University of Western Ontario


Scientist and Knowledge Translation in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital

Assistant Professor (status), Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Research Interests

Knowledge synthesis, systematic reviews, comparative safety and effectiveness, network meta-analysis, rapid reviews, decision-making

Research Activities

The first focus of my research program is to advance the science of knowledge synthesis. I am currently leading a scoping review on matching a review question to a knowledge synthesis method and a research program on rapid reviews and have received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for both of these initiatives. As well, I am a co-PI on the CIHR/Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN) Methods and Applications Group in Indirect Comparisons (or MAGIC) and am working on advancing the methods of network meta-analysis.

The second focus of my research program is to respond to the needs of decision-makers through knowledge synthesis. I’m currently leading two research programs that involve integrated knowledge translation, in which policy-makers collaborate with researchers on comparative reviews and network meta-analysis. The first is through my participation as co-PI for CIHR/DSEN MAGIC for which I lead systematic reviews and network meta-analysis to address queries posed by Health Canada, provincial drug plans, and the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. The second is through the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, for which I lead rapid reviews and network meta-analysis to answer queries posed by the Ontario Public Drug Programs.

Selected Research

Link to Pub Med

Other Activities

Salary Award

  1. CIHR/DSEN New Investigator Award, 2012 - 2017.

Peer Review Committees

  1. Canadian Immunization Conference Scientific Review Abstracts Committee, 2014.
  2. Cochrane Review of the Year Committee, Cochrane Canada's Annual Symposium, 2014.
  3. 22nd Cochrane Colloquium, Colloquium Abstracts Committee, 2014.
  4. CIHR Peer Review Committee Member: Knowledge Synthesis Grant, 2012 - 2013.

Journal Contribution

  1. Associate Editor. BioMed Central Medical Research Methodology, 2011 - 2014.


  1. Cochrane Bias Methods Group, Cochrane Collaboration, 2009 to present.

Educational Activities

I have a status-only appointment with the Epidemiology Division, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and am an Associate Member of the School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto. I am currently accepting summer, undergraduate, and graduate students.


E-mail: triccoa@smh.ca
Phone: 416-864-6060 Ext. 77521
Fax: 416-864-5805
Website: http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/faculty-profile/andrea-tricco