Division of General Internal Medicine

Dereck L. Hunt

M.D., MSc, FRCP(C).

Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine

Active Staff, General Internal Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences


Education and Professional Standing

MD University of Western Ontario, 1992
FRCP (C) Internal Medicine, 1996
MSc Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University, 1998

Research and Academic Interests

Research interests focus on approaches for improving translation of research findings into clinical practice, and on the use of information technology in clinical care. Current research activities include involvement in diabetes-related clinical trials (DREAM, ACCORD, COMPETE, IN-CHARGE). Teaching activities include undergraduate, graduate and resident teaching.

Selected Publications

  1. Hunt DL, Haynes RB, Hanna SE, Smith K. Effects of computer-based clinical decision support systems on physician behaviour and patient outcomes: A systematic review. JAMA 1998; 280: 1339-1346.
  2. Hunt DL, Jaeschke R, McKibbon KA. Users' guides to the medical literature: XXI. Using electronic health information resources in evidence-based practice. Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group. JAMA. 2000;283:1875-9.
  3. Hunt DL, Haynes RB, Morgan D. Using old technology to implement modern computer-aided decision support for primary diabetes care. Proc AMIA Symp. 2001;:274-8.
  4. Hunt D. Diseases of the feet: Foot ulcers and amputations in people with diabetes mellitus. In: Evidence-based diabetes care. Eds. Gerstein H, Haynes RB. BC Decker. 2001.