Dr. Anita Kothari is an Associate Professor at the School of Health Studies at The
University of Western Ontario. She is also cross-appointed as an Associate Professor at
the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Her primary research program focuses on
developing a greater understanding of the process of KT in health-related community-based
organizations and identifying the factors that influence the successful implementation of
KT initiatives into practice. Anita is also examining the renewal of public health
through the study of policy interventions in public health, and exploring novel methods
for public health research. 

Knowledge Translation

PDF

A Critical Second Look at Integrated Knowledge Translation (with Nadine Wathen), Health Policy (2013)

Integrated knowledge translation (IKT) requires active collaboration between researchers and the ultimate users of knowledge...

 

PDF

The use of tacit and explicit knowledge in public health: a qualitative study (with Debbie Rudman, Maureen Dobbins, Michael Rouse, Shannon Sibbald, and Nancy Edwards), Implementation Science (2012)

Background Planning a public health initiative is both a science and an art. Public health...

 

PDF

Partnerships in Public Health: Lessons from Knowledge Translation and Program Planning (with Shannon Sibbald, Debbie Rudman, Maureen Dobbins, Michael Rouse, Nancy Edwards, and Dana Gore), Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (2012)

The purpose of this study was to better understand how partnerships are initiated, maintained, and...

 

Link

Indicators at the Interface: Managing Policymaker-researcher Collaboration (with Lynne MacLean, Nancy Edwards, and Allison Hobbs), Knowledge Management Research & Practice (2011)

The knowledge transfer literature encourages partnerships between researchers and policymakers for the purposes of policy-relevant...

 

PDF

Uncovering Tacit Knowledge: A Pilot Study to Broaden the Concept of Knowledge in Knowledge Translation (with Julia J. Bickford, Nancy Edwards, Maureen J. Dobbins, and Mechthild Meyer), BMC Health Services Research (2011)

BACKGROUND: All sectors in health care are being asked to focus on the knowledge-to-practice gap,...

 

Health Promotion

PDF

Getting to the root of the problem: health promotion strategies to address the social determinants of health (with Dana Gore), Canadian Journal of Public Health (2013)

Although extensive research shows that the social determinants of health influence the distribution and course...

 

PDF

Social determinants of health in Canada: Are healthy living initiatives there yet? A policy analysis (with Dana Gore), International Journal for Equity in Health (2012)

Introduction: Preventative strategies that focus on addressing the social determinants of health to improve healthy...

 

PDF

Enacting accountability: Networked Governance, Canadian NGOs and the FCTC (with Raphael Lencucha and Ronald Labonte), Global Health Governance (2012)

Accountability is a pressing challenge within the present system of international lawmaking. Scholars continue to...

 

Link

Tobacco Control Interest Groups and Their Influence on Parliamentary Committees in Canada (with Robyn E. Hastie), Canadian Journal of Public Health (2009)

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine how tobacco control interest groups influence...

 

PDF

Is Reporting on Interventions a Weak Link in Understanding How and Why They Work? A Preliminary Exploration Using Community Heart Health Exemplars (with Barbara L. Riley, JoAnne MacDonald, Omaima Mansi, Donna Kurtz, Linda I. vonTettenborn, and Nancy C. Edwards), Implementation Science (2008)

Background: The persistent gap between research and practice compromises the impact of multi-level and multi-strategy...

 

Methods: Multilevel Modelling, Social Network Analysis

Link

Individual and Regional Determinants of Mammography Uptake (with Stephen Birch), Canadian Journal of Public Health (2004)

Background: Analysis of mammography utilization has traditionally been performed from an individual-level perspective. The purpose...

 

OpenURL

Multilevel health promotion research: Conceptual and analytical considerations (with Stephen Birch), Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (2004)

Health promotion research is often conceptualized through the use of socioecological frameworks.This results in data...

 

PDF

The Contextual Approach in Health Research: Two Empirical Studies (2002)

Researchers are being encouraged to consider contextual influences on health-related outcomes. To support this perspective,...

 

Public Health Services

OpenURL

Using an integrated knowledge translation approach to build a public health research agenda. (with Sandra Regan, Dana Gore, Ruta Valaitis, John Garcia, Heather Manson, and Linda O'Mara), Health Research Policy and Systems (2014)

Background

Public Health Systems Research is an emerging field of research that is gaining importance...

 

OpenURL

Understanding safety culture in long-term care: A case study. (with Marilyn Hill Halligan, Aleksandra Zecevic, and Treena Orchard), Journal of Patient Safety (2013)

This case study aimed to understand safety culture in a high-risk secured unit for cognitively...

 

Link

Chronic Disease Prevention in Policy in British Columbia and Ontario in light of Public Health Renewal: A Comparative Policy Analysis (with Dana Gore, Marjorie MacDonald, Gayle Bursey, Diane Allan, and Jennifer Scarr), BMC Public Health (2013)

Public health strategies that focus on legislative and policy change involving chronic disease risk factors...

 

PDF

Getting to the root of the problem: health promotion strategies to address the social determinants of health (with Dana Gore), Canadian Journal of Public Health (2013)

Although extensive research shows that the social determinants of health influence the distribution and course...

 

Link

Knowledge flow and exchange in interdisciplinary primary health care teams (PHCTs): an exploratory study. (with Shannon Sibbald, Nadine Wathen, and Anne Day), J Med Libr Assoc. (2013)

Improving the process of evidence-based practice in primary health care requires an understanding of information...

 

Health Research

OpenURL

Using an integrated knowledge translation approach to build a public health research agenda. (with Sandra Regan, Dana Gore, Ruta Valaitis, John Garcia, Heather Manson, and Linda O'Mara), Health Research Policy and Systems (2014)

Background

Public Health Systems Research is an emerging field of research that is gaining importance...

 

OpenURL

Understanding safety culture in long-term care: A case study. (with Marilyn Hill Halligan, Aleksandra Zecevic, and Treena Orchard), Journal of Patient Safety (2013)

This case study aimed to understand safety culture in a high-risk secured unit for cognitively...

 

Link

Linking research to action for youth violence prevention: Community capacity to acquire, assess, adapt and apply research evidence. (with Jen MacGregor, K LeMoine, and JC Labelle), Can J Public Health (2013)

Community-based organizations (CBOs) are important stakeholders in the health system, providing many valuable community-based programs...

 

Link

Ontario Primary Care Reform and Quality Improvement Activities: an Environmental Scan (with Catherine McPherson and Shannon Sibbald), BMC Health Services Research (2013)

Quality improvement is attracting the attention of the primary health care system as a means...

 

PDF

The use of tacit and explicit knowledge in public health: a qualitative study (with Debbie Rudman, Maureen Dobbins, Michael Rouse, Shannon Sibbald, and Nancy Edwards), Implementation Science (2012)

Background Planning a public health initiative is both a science and an art. Public health...

 

No subject area

Link

A web of connections (with B Lee, S Braitman, B Campbell, A Chirop, Nancy Edwards, S Eldred, N Hamel, K Holdway, J Mill, D Sheppard-Lemoine, and E Votta), Canadian Nurse (2004)