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Dr. Roland Grad, MDCM MSc FCFP

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 medical education and knowledge translation research in the context of primary health care; mixed methods research; information use; continuing professional development.
Recent Publications

Grad RM, Leger D, Kaczorowski J et al. Does spaced education improve clinical knowledge among Family Medicine residents? A cluster randomized controlled trial. Advances in Health Sciences Education 2021

Grad RM, Thombs BD, Bacchus CM et al. Recommendations on Hepatitis C Screening for Adults. CMAJ 189:E594-604

Grad RM, Légaré F, Bell N et al. Shared Decision Making in Preventive Health Care: What It Is, What It Is Not. Canadian Family Physician 63:682-684

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 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.


Roland Grad conducts Knowledge Translation Research in the context of Primary Health Care. He co-developed the Information Assessment Method with Dr. Pierre Pluye.

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