B.Sc., (Toronto), MA (Western) Ph.D. (Western)
Professor, McMaster University
Head, Health Services Research, Department of Oncology
Provincial Director, Program in Evidence-based Care, Cancer Care Ontario
Associate Member, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
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Dr. Melissa Brouwers is a Professor and Head, Health Services Research in the Department of Oncology, McMaster University; Deputy Director of the Escarpment Cancer Research Institute; and the Provincial Director of the Program in Evidence-based Care, Cancer Care Ontario. She holds a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Toronto and an MA and PhD in Psychology from the Western University(formally, the University of Western Ontario).
Dr. Brouwers has been a world leader in advancing the gold standard of guideline development, reporting and appraisal as the Principal Investigator of the CIHR-supported international research team the AGREE Next Steps Consortium and theAGREE A3. The AGREE research teams havereleased the AGREE II, the RCT-tested AGREE training modules, and on-lineguidelines resourcesMy-AGREE andMy-AGREE-PLUS(see http://www.agreetrust.org/).
Melissa's primary research interests include the development, dissemination, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based decisions products such as clinical practice guidelines, standards, and quality indicators, models of decision-making, and knowledge translation and/or brokering. Her teaching interests include research methods, behaviour sciences and social sciences.
Recent Graduate Students
Jennifer Tomasone, PhD, (Kinesiology) 2015
Denis Ako-Arrey, PhD (Health Policy) 2015
Christopher Coroneos, MSc (HRM)
Nofisat Ismaila, PhD (HRM)
Saira Akram, MSc (HRM) (2012)
Tamana Hafid, MSc (HRM) (2011)
Michelle Kho, PhD (HRM) (2010)
- Brouwers M, Stacey D, O’Connor A. Knowledge Translation Tools In: Straus SE, Tetro J, Graham ID, editors. Knowledge translation in health care: moving from evidence to practice. 2nd ed. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2013 Aug. p. 50-62.
- Brouwers M, Kho ME, Browman GP, Burgers JS, Cluzeau F, Feder G, Fervers B, Graham ID, Grimshaw J, Hanna S, Littlejohns P, Makarski J, Zitzelsberger L for the AGREE Next Steps Consortium. AGREE II: Advancing guideline development, reporting and evaluation in healthcare. Can Med Assoc J. 2010 Dec;182:E839-42.doi:10.1503/cmaj.090449.
- Brouwers MC, Kho ME, Browman GP, Burgers J, Cluzeau F, Feder G, Fervers B, Graham ID, Hanna SE, Makarski J, on behalf of the AGREE Next Steps Consortium. Performance, usefulness and areas for improvement: Development steps towards the AGREE II - Part 1. Can Med Assoc J. 2010 Jul;182:1045-52. doi:10.1503/cmaj.091714.
- Brouwers MC, Kho ME, Browman GP, Burgers J, Cluzeau F, Feder G, Fervers B, Graham ID, Hanna SE, Makarski J, on behalf of the AGREE Next Steps Consortium. Validity assessment of items and tools to support application: Development steps towards the AGREE II – Part 2. Can Med Assoc J. 2010 Jul; 182: E472 -E478. doi:10.1503/cmaj.091716.
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