null Sara Ahmed, PhD

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC

Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, MUHC



patient-reported outcome • health information technologies • chronic disease management • health-related quality of life • knowledge translation

Research Focus

My research focuses on addressing the ever-growing needs of chronic disease management. My research activities can be divided into three streams, each of which inform the other and progress with the ultimate aim of providing optimal individualized care: the use of methodological and modern psychometric approaches for improving health outcomes and informing individualized care, the use of health information technologies to improve self-management support for individuals, and knowledge translation among stakeholders regarding chronic disease management and team-delivered care. The projects within each of these areas are aimed at improving health services and outcomes for individuals with chronic disease.

Selected Publications

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  • Wicks P, Stamford J, Grootenhuis M, Haverman L, Ahmed S. Innovations in e-health. Quality of Life Research. 2013:1-9. DOI 10.1007/s11136-013-0458.

  • Ahmed S, Basch E, Berzon RA, Lenderking WR, Moinpour CM, Reeve BB, Revicki DA, Wu AW. The Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) within Comparative Effectiveness Research: Implications for Clinical Practice and Healthcare Policy. Medical Care 50 (2012):1060-70.

  • Ahmed S, Bartlett S, Ernst P, Pare G, Kanter M, Perreault R, Grad R, Taylor L, Tamblyn R. My Asthma Portal (MAP): The effect of a web-based chronic disease management system on asthma control and health-related quality of life. Trials 2011; 12: 160.

  • Ahmed S, Mayo N, Scott S, Kuspinar A, Schwartz C. Using Latent Trajectory Analysis of Residuals to Detect Response Shift in General Health among Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Quality of Life Research 2011; 20(10): 1555-60.

  • Ahmed S, Gogovor A, Kosseim M, Poissant L, Riopelle R, Simmonds M, Krelenbaum M, Montague T. Advancing the Chronic Care Road Map: A Contemporary Overview. Healthcare Quarterly 2010; 13(3): 72-79.