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

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

Health Research

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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,...

 

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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)