Dr. Ian Graham
Dr. Ian Graham
Distinguished Professor
Senior Scientist, Centre for Practice-Changing Research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON
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613-739-6938 (Fax)


Ian D. Graham trained as a medical sociologist at McGill University. His postdoctoral studies at the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute focused on clinical epidemiology and health services research. Professor Graham’s research interests include knowledge translation/mobilization (implementation) science; the role of sex, gender and other intersectional considerations in implementation science; the development, quality and implementation of practice guidelines; mixed and multiple methods, and knowledge synthesis. A core component of his research program focuses on understanding how engaging patients and other knowledge users and interested parties in the research process (known as integrated knowledge translation) works and the impact it produces. He is co-originator of the Ottawa Model of Research Use; the Practice Guideline Evaluation and Adaptation Cycle; the Knowledge to Action framework; and the Implementation Roadmap. He is a founding member of the international ADAPTE collaboration- a process for contextualizing practice guidelines to increase their use. He has published over 400 peer reviewed articles and is author of Episiotomy: Challenging Obstetric Interventions (1997), co-author of Knowledge Translation in Nursing and Healthcare: A Roadmap to Evidence-informed Practice (2021), and CAN-IMPLEMENT©: Planning for Best-Practice Implementation (2014). He is co-editor of Research Coproduction in Health Care (2022) Turning Knowledge into Action: Practical Guidance on How to Do Integrated Knowledge Translation Research (2014), Knowledge Translation in Health Care (2013, 2nd edition) and Evaluating the Impact of Implementing Evidence-based Practice (2010). From 2006 to 2012 he was seconded to the position of Vice President of Knowledge Translation and Public Outreach at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He is the recipient of an inaugural Canadian Institutes of Health Research Foundation Grant entitled, “Moving knowledge into action for more effective practice, programs and policy: A research program focusing on integrated knowledge translation” [FDN #143237]. Professor Graham has been twice awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal (2002, 2012) for contributions to research. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, New York Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Canada.

For peer reviewed publications, please consult ORCID.

Research interests

  • Knowledge translation/implementation science
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Quality Appraisal
  • Integrated knowledge translation