Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Larry W. Chambers

BA (McMaster), MSc.(McMaster), PhD(Memorial)

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

ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and School of NursingUniversity of Ottawa

Scientific Advisor, Alzheimer Society of Canada

Scientist, Bruyère Research Institute

Professor (status),
School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, York University

Adjunct Scientist, Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Associate, Nursing Best Practice Research Centre

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Professor Chambers is Scientific Advisor to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. He maintains appointments with the Bruyère  Research Institute, as well as with the University of Ottawa, McMaster University (Professor Emeritus), York University, the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the Nursing Best Practice Research Centre. He is an investigator with the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. The 2012 Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Canadian Medical Association Journal Top Achievements in Health Research Award was awarded to Dr. Chambers and his colleagues for the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program which is now a demonstration project with the Quebec Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Support Unit. He is author or co-author of over 165 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. Dr. Chambers is a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a Fellow with the American College of Epidemiology, and Honourary Fellow with the Faculty of Public Health of the United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Change Foundation. 

Selected Publications

  1. Chambers LW, Wilson K, Hawken S, Puxty J, Crowe L, Lam P, Farmanova-Haynes E, McNeil SA, McCarthy A. Impact of the Ottawa Influenza Decision Aid: Healthcare Personnel’s Influenza Immunization Decision: A Randomized Trial. Journal of Hospital Infection 2012; 82:194-202.
  2. Chambers LW,  Kaczorowski J, O’Rielly S, Ignagni S, Hearps SJC. Comparison of Blood Pressure Measurement using an Automated Blood Pressure Device in Community Pharmacies and Physicians? Offices: The Collingwood-Creemore randomized controlled trial. CMAJ Open. 10.9778/cmajo.20130005 cmajo April 9, 2013 vol. 1 no. 1 E37-E42
  3. Chambers LW, Crowe L, Lam P, MacDougall D, McNeil, S, Roth V , Suh K, Dalzell C, Baker D, DeCoutere S, Hall H, Ramsay H, McCarthy A.  A New Approach to Improving Healthcare Personnel Influenza Immunization Programs: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE 2015:10(3): e0118368. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118368

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