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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Using realist evaluation to open the black box of knowledge translation: A state-of-the-art review (with Katherine Salter), Implementation Science (2014)

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In knowledge translation, complex interventions may be implemented in the attempt to improve uptake...

 

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Strategies to promote uptake and use of intimate partner violence and child maltreatment knowledge: An integrative review (with Jennifer MacGregor, Nadine Wathen, PK Hundal, and Anthony Naimi), BMC Public Health (2014)

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Intimate partner violence (IPV) and child maltreatment (CM) are major social and public health...

 

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Evaluation of partnerships in a transnational family violence prevention network using an integrated knowledge translation and exchange model: a mixed methods study (with Shannon Sibbald and Nadine Wathen), Health Research Policy and Systems (2014)

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Family violence is a significant and complex public health problem that demands collaboration between...

 

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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...

 

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 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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Exploring community collaborations: social network analysis as a reflective tool for public health (with Nadia Hamel, Jo-Anne MacDonald, Mechthild Meyer, Benita Cohen, and Dorothy Bonnenfant), Systemic Practice and Action Research (2014)

Social network analysis is a potentially useful reflective tool that could be used by public...

 

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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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Evaluation of partnerships in a transnational family violence prevention network using an integrated knowledge translation and exchange model: a mixed methods study (with Shannon Sibbald and Nadine Wathen), Health Research Policy and Systems (2014)

Background

Family violence is a significant and complex public health problem that demands collaboration between...

 

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Exploring community collaborations: social network analysis as a reflective tool for public health (with Nadia Hamel, Jo-Anne MacDonald, Mechthild Meyer, Benita Cohen, and Dorothy Bonnenfant), Systemic Practice and Action Research (2014)

Social network analysis is a potentially useful reflective tool that could be used by public...

 

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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)

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

 

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Understanding safety culture in long-term care: A case study. (with Aleksandra Zecevic, Anita Kothari, Al Salmoni, and Treena Orchard), Journal of Patient Safety (2013)

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

 

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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, Jennifer Scarr, and The Renewal of Public Health Systems Research Team), BMC Public Health (2013)

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

 

Health Research

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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)

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

 

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Understanding safety culture in long-term care: A case study. (with Aleksandra Zecevic, Anita Kothari, Al Salmoni, and Treena Orchard), Journal of Patient Safety (2013)

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

 

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Linking research to action for youth violence prevention: Community capacity to acquire, assess, adapt and apply research evidence. (with 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...

 

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

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

 

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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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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)