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Shannon Scott, RN, PhD

Professor, Canada Research Chair for Knowledge Translation in Child Health, AHFMR Population Health Investigator


About Me

My ECHO (translating Evidence in Child Health to improve Outcomes) research program focuses on knowledge translation in pediatric health settings to improve outcomes for children, their families, and the health care system. The goal of knowledge translation activities is to increase the use of relevant knowledge, commonly research, among clinicians, managers, administrators, and policy makers. Knowledge translation problems are complex because they involve behavior change among providers working in complex and high velocity health care organizations. In my research program, I explore the reasons why research is used or not and what facilitates and hinders this process, with a particular focus on elements of the context or work environment.



Principal Investigator

  • Scott, S.D. (2017). Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) for KT in Child Health, Renewal 2018-2023, Government of Canada ($500,000).
  • Scott, S.D. (co-PI) & Hartling L (co-PI), Ali, S., Currie, G., Dyson, M.,Fernandes, R., Fleck, B., Freedman, S., Jabbour, M., Johnson, D., Junker, A., Klassen, T., Maynard, D., Newton, A., Plint, A., Richer, L., Robinson, J., Robson, K., Vandall-Walker, V [all collaborators listed in alphabetical order]. (2016) Integrating evidence and parent engagement to optimize children’s healthcare. CIHR Foundation Scheme ($2,500,000). July 2016-June 2023.
  • Scott, S.D., Hartling, L, & Meherali, S. (2016). A digital knowledge translation tool for otitis media for Canadian and Pakistani parents. Women and Children’s Health Research Institute Innovation grant ($50,000). 2016/07-2018/06.
  • Scott, S.D & Hartling L. (2016). Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids renewal. Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (matched dollars, $150,000). 2016/04-2019/04.


  • Samuel, S.M., Dimitropoulos, G., Mackie, A., Andrew, G., Guilcher, G., Hamiwka, L., Klarenbach, S., Lang, E., McBrien, K., Nettle-Aguirre, A., Pacaud, D., Pinzon, J., Scott, S.D., Zwaigenbaum, L. (2017) Evaluating Innovations in Transition to Adult Care: Transition Navigator Trial. CIHR Project Grant ($761,175). September 2017-September 2021.
  • Ali, S., Scott, S.D., Ma, K., Hartling, L., Stang, A., Suranyi, Y. (2017) Family Needs Survey. Women & Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI): CRISP Grant ($20,000). November 2017-November 2018.
  • Klassen, T.P., Samina, A., Freedman, S.B., Lacaze-Masmonteil, T., Offringa, M., Pechlivanoglou, P., Pling A.M., Poonai, N., Richer, L.P., Hickes, S., Jong, G.W., Moore Hepburn, C., Scott, S.D., Hartling, L. (2017) Innovation in Pediatric Clinical Trials. SPOR Innovative Clinical Trial Multi-Year Grants ($8,400,000). March 2017-March 2021.
  • Tricco, A. et al. Scott, S. (2017) SPOR REACH Network. Canadian Institutes of Health (CIHR) Operating Grant. ($4,997,000) July 2017-2022.