Senior Investigator, Lady Davis Institute
Associate Professor, McGill University
Herzl Family Practice Centre, Jewish General Hospital
Roland Grad started a family practice at the Herzl clinic in 1986. Ten years later, he completed graduate studies in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University. Given his interest in research-based information, Dr. Grad studies the use of evidence in everyday clinical practice. Since 2003, his work to develop and validate the Information Assessment Method is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Pharmacists Association. The Information Assessment Method is a promising tool for (1) knowledge translation research, focused on practice-based education and reflective learning, and (2) understanding how health professionals use research-based clinical information.
Major Research Activities
Dr. Grad's current research interests include knowledge translation research; primary health care; mixed methods research; information use; information assessment methods; clinical computer-mediated communication; clinical information retrieval technology; continuing professional development.
Pluye P, Grad RM, Johnson-Lafleur, J et al. The Number Needed to Benefit from Information (NNBI): Proposal from a mixed methods research study with practicing family physicians. Annals of Family Medicine 2013;11(6):559-67.
Grad RM, Pluye P, Granikov V, Johnson-Lafleur J, Shulha M et al. Physicians’ assessment of the value of clinical information: Operationalization of a theoretical model. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 2011; 62(10):1884-1891.
Grad RM, Pluye P, Johnson-Lafleur J, Granikov V, Shulha M, Bartlett G, Marlow B. Do Family Physicians Retrieve Synopses of Clinical Research Previously Read as Email Alerts? Journal of Medical Internet Research 2011;13(4):e101.