Core Faculty Member - Joint Graduate Program in Health Information Science
Cross Appointment - Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervising Graduate Students
Knowledge translation and exchange
Focuses on community-based organizations (public health units, homecare, early childhood development centres) as unique settings
Evidence-informed decision making by practitioners, managers and policy makers - creating and testing strategies like communities of practice, networks, knowledge management tools; investigating the role of tacit and explicit knowledge
Public health services
Renewal of public health - study of policy interventions in public health, novel methods for public health research (social network analysis, concept mapping, intersectional analysis), complex adaptive systems theoretical lens
Part of first research team in Canada funded by CIHR to develop the field of public health services research (includes government decision makers from two provinces)
Research Associate - National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools in Public Health
Research Affiliate - Population Health Improvement Research Network
Methods: Multilevel Modelling, Social Network Analysis
CIHR New Investigator Award: 2010-2016
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Career Scientist Award: 2005-2010
Kothari A, *Boyko JA, Conklin J, Stolee P & Sibbald SL. (2015). Communities of practice for supporting health systems change: A missed opportunity. Health Research Policy and Systems, 13, 33, 2015.
Kothari A, Hovanec N, Sibbald S, Donelle L & Tucker T. (2015). Process Evaluation of Implementing Knowledge Management Tools in Public Health. Knowledge Management Research and Practice, 27 April 2015; doi: 10.1057/kmrp.2015.4.
Sibbald S, Wathen N & Kothari A. (2015). An empirically based model for knowledge management in health care organizations. Health Care Management Review, doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000046, March.
Kothari A, Campbell-Davidson A & *Boyko J.A. (2015). An exploratory review of the nature of informal knowledge underlying theories of planned change used fork knowledge translation. BMC Research Notes, 8, 424, 1-7.
Jenkins E, Johnson JL, Bungay V, Kothari A & Saewyc EM. (2015). Divided and Disconnected - An examination of young people’s experiences with emotional distress within the context of their everyday lives. Health & Place, 35, 105-112.
Sibbald S & Kothari A. (2015). Creating, synthesizing and sharing: The management of knowledge in public health. Public Health Nursing, (32)4, 339-348.
Salter KJ & Kothari A. Using realist evaluation to open the black box of knowledge translation: A state-of-the-art review. Implementation Science, 9, 155.
MacGregor JCD, Wathen CN, Kothari A, Hundal PK & Naimi A. (2014). Strategies to promote uptake and use of intimate partner violence and child maltreatment knowledge: An integrative review. BMC Public Health, 14, 862.