Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Steven Hanna

BSc.(Toronto), MA (Western), PhD (Western)

Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Joint Member, School of Rehabilitation Science

Co-Investigator, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research

Assistant Dean, Heath Research Methods Program

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Faculty of Health Sciences
Institute for Applied Health Sciences
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Hamilton, Ontario
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Administrative Assistant:
Ashley Medeiros
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McMaster University
Room HSC 2C
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Hamilton, Ontario
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Academic Interests

Dr. Hanna has research interests in biostatistics, including the analysis of longitudinal data, latent variable structural equation models, multilevel models, and missing data.  His methodological interests also include the design and analysis of observational and other non-experimental studies.  He is particularly involved in research in childhood disability and development, knowledge translation, and the development and effectiveness of clinical practice guidelines.

Recent Graduate Students
Piush Mandhane (PhD)
Marilyn Swinton (MSc)

Selected Publications

  1. Hanna SE, Rosenbaum PL, Bartlett DJ, Palisano RJ, Walter SD,  Avery L, Russell DJ.  Stability and decline in gross motor function among children and youth with cerebral palsy aged 2 to 21 years.  Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 2009, 51: 295–302.
  2. Hanna SE, Bartlett DJ, Rivard LM, Russell DJ.  Reference curves for the gross motor function measure:  Percentiles for clinical description and tracking over time among children with cerebral palsy.  Physical Therapy 2008;88:596–607.
  3. Dobbins M, Hanna S, Ciliska D, Manske S, Cameron R, et al.  A randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of knowledge translation and exchange strategies.  Implementation Science 2009, 4:61 (23 September 2009), available online at
  4. Brouwers MC, Hanna SE, Abdel-Motagally M, Yee J.  Clinicians’ evaluations of, endorsements of, and intentions to use practice guidelines change over time: a retrospective analysis from an organized guideline program.  Implemention Science, 2009,4:34, available online at
  5. Loeb M, Hanna S, Nicolle L, Eyles J, Elliott S, Rathbone M, Drebot M, Neupane B, Fearon M, Mahony J.  Prognosis after West Nile virus infection:  A longitudinal study.  Annals of Internal Medicine 2008; 149(3), 232–241.
  6. Rosenbaum PL, Walter SD, Hanna SE, Palisano RJ, Russell DJ, Raina P, Wood E, Bartlett DJ, Galuppi BE. Prognosis for gross motor function in cerebral palsy: Creation of motor development curves. JAMA, 2002;288 (11):1357–1363.

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