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angle-left Robyn Tamblyn, BScN, MSc, PhD

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program

Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University



health services • medical informatics • practice changes • medical education • pharmacoepidemiology

Research Focus

My research focuses on observational and interventional studies in public health and health services delivery aimed at improving the safety and quality of health care. My research program includes studies that : 1) identify modifiable determinants of adverse events and improved health outcomes (e.g. timely access to complete patient information, health professional competence, nurse staffing, drugs, early detection of emerging epidemics), and 2) develop and evaluate computer-enabled interventions to address these determinants (e.g. computerized decision-support, personal health record portals and self-management tools, automated surveillance systems), 3) develop and evaluate novel surveillance systems for identifying adverse events.

Selected Publications

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  • Tamblyn R, Ernst P, Winslade N, Huang A, Grad R, Platt R, Ahmed S, Moraga T, Eguale T (Feb 10 2015) Evaluating the impact of an integrated computer-based decision support with person-centered analytics for the management of asthma in primary care: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. PMID: 25670755.

  • Tamblyn R, Poissant L, Huang A, Winslade N, Rochefort C, Moraga T, Doran P (2013) Estimating the information gap between emergency department records of community medication compared to on-line access to the community. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association . PMID: 23956015.

  • Tamblyn R, Huang AR, Meguerditchian A, Winslade N, Rochefort C, Buckeridge David, Naicker K, Reidel K (2012) Using Novel Canadian Resources to Improve Medication Reconciliation at Discharge: A Cluster Randomized Trial. TRIALS. Vol.13:150. PMID: 22920446.

  • Tamblyn R, Reidel K, Patel V (Sept 2012) Physicians' response to computerised alerts for psychotropic drugs in older persons: a multilevel analysis of the associated alert, patient and physician characteristics. BMJ Open. Vol. 2: (5) e001384. PMID: 23024254.

  • Eguale T, Buckeridge D, Winslade N, Benedetti A , Hanley J, Tamblyn R (2012) Discovering the Drug, Patient, and Physician Characteristics Associated with Off-Label Prescribing in Primary Care. Archives of Internal Medicine. PMID: 22507695.