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Merrick Zwarenstein

Senior Core Scientist (Full Status)

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Western
  • Primary Care & Health Systems Research Program

Phone
519-661-2111 Ext. 25327

Biography

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Education

  • MSc, Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand
  • MSc, Community Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • PhD, Epidemiology and Public Health, Karolinska Institute

Research Focus

  • Health services research
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Knowledge translation
  • Decision support tools/systems
  • Statistics and research methods

Other Affiliations

  • Professor and Director, Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Western University, Canada
  • Health Systems Researcher, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Researcher, Centre for Global Health, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • Researcher, Knowledge Translation Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Recent ICES Grants

  • Innovative pragmatic cluster-randomized registry trials to improve hemodialysis care

    Principal investigators: Blake PG, Bohm C, Cote BB, Garg A, Lacson Jr. E, Levin A, Silver S, Tonelli M, Vorster AH
    Co-investigators: Bennett LL, Field B, Fontaine GJ, Kalatharan S, Kalatharan V, Waldvogel BJ, Acedillo R, Al-Jaishi A, Antonsen J, Basile E, Battistella M, Berry D, Brown PA, Chan CT, Chanda V, Terri; Clemens, Kristin K; Collister, David; Dember, Laura M; Devereaux, Philip J; Dev, Dixon SN, Elliott M, Getchell L, Grimshaw JM, Harel Z, Harris C, Harrison T, Hundemer G, Jardine M, Kiaii M, Kitchlu A, Klar N, MacKay DS, Macrae JM, Molnar A, Muanda F, Nash DM, Oliver MJ, Pandeya S, Perkins DN, Presseau J, Quinn K, Roshanov P, Schorr M, Shah N, Sontrop JM, Sood MM, Taljaard M, Tangri N, Tascona D, Wadehra D, Wald R, Walsh MW, Wodchis WP, Young A, Zacharias JM, Zwarenstein MF

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research, SPOR Innovative Clinical Trial Multi-Year Grant
    2019-2023; $2,817,233
  • A provincial implementation science laboratory

    Principal investigator: Ivers N
    Co-investigators: Anderson G, Bhatia S, Glazier R, Grimshaw J, Halla I, Mamdani M, Rochon P, Taljaar M, Zwarenstein M

    Ontario SPOR Support Unit (OSSU), Operating Grant
    2015-2018; $1,867,000
  • Comparing coaches and smart phone technology to optimize chronic disease management in congestive heart failure

    Principal investigator: Zwarenstein M
    Co-investigator: Calvin JE

    Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario, Innovation Fund Grant
    2015-2017; $185,250

Recent ICES Publications

Major outcomes with personalized dialysate TEMPerature (MyTEMP): rationale and design of a pragmatic, registry-based, cluster randomized controlled trial

Al-Jaishi AA, McIntyre CW, Sontrop JM, Dixon SN, Anderson S, Bagga A, Benjamin D, Berry D, Blake PG, Chambers L, Chan PCK, Delbrouck N, Devereaux PJ, Ferreira-Divino LF, Goluch R, Gregor L, Grimshaw JM, Hanson G, Iliescu E, Jain AK, Lok CE, Mustafa RA, Nathoo B, Nesrallah GE, Oliver MJ, Pandeya S, Parmar M, Perkins D, Presseau J, Rabin E, Sasal J, Shulman T, Sood MM, Steele A, Tam P, Tascona D, Wadehra D, Wald R, Walsh M, Watson P, Wodchis W, Zager P, Zwarenstein M, Garg AX. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2020; 7:1-18. Epub 2020 Feb 5. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2054358119887988

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