This is an abbreviated version of my CV. Feel free to contact me for my complete CV or for copies of any of my papers.

Funding and publications last updated Mar 16, 2017.

Narrative Profile

I am a Human Factors specialist and engineer. I specialize in the study of interactive media for health education, communication and decision-making, focusing on contexts that require communicating numerical data, interpreting risk information, and trading off potential benefits and harms. Using my formal training in interdisciplinary research, my research integrates concepts and methods from human-computer interaction, industrial design, decision sciences, medicine and public health.

My core career goal is to help people understand and communicate about risks, benefits, values and preferences in ways that align with natural human learning and decision-making processes, and thus ultimately help people make the best possible health decisions.

To achieve this goal, I design and evaluate for the way people are, rather than for the way we wish they were. This means adapting technologies and systems to the people who will use them, rather than requiring people to adapt to them.

Research Interests and Expertise

Human-Computer Interaction in Health Education, Health Communication and Health Decision Making

Design Methods; Human-Centred/User-Centred Design; Usability and User Experience

Risk Communication; Values Clarification; Values-Congruent Decisions

Visualization; Digital and Social Media in Health Communication

Equity, Access and Inclusion in Design, Technology and Research

Academic Appointments

N.B. If you click on the links below, note that I am faculty at a French-speaking university. (I teach and work primarily in French, only occasionally embarrassing myself.) Don’t be surprised if you land on a page that is unfortunately not available in English.

2012 – present Assistant Professor, Tenure Stream, Department of Family and Emergency Medicine; Office of Education and Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (primary appointment)

2013 – present Research Scientist, CHU de Québec (network of five teaching hospitals), Research Axis: Population Health and Optimal Health Practices, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

2014 – present Research Scientist, Laval University Research Centre for Primary Care and Health Services, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

2016 – present Affiliate Investigator, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2016 – present Director of Research, Office of Education and Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada

Education and Training

2009 – 2011 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Program in Health Communication and Decision Making, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine & National Cancer Institute Center of Excellence: Center for Health Communications Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (mentors: Brian Zikmund-Fisher, Angie Fagerlin, Peter Ubel)

June 2010 PhD, Human Factors, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada (advisor: Mark Chignell; committee: Murray Krahn, Mike Carter, Gunther Eysenbach)

2007 – 2009 Doctoral Fellowship, Collaborative Program in Health Care, Technology and Place, University of Toronto (mentors: Murray Krahn, Nadine Wathen)

2003 – 2006 Research Fellowship, Prostate Cancer Large Centre Training Grant, University of Toronto

2000 – 2002 Part-Time Graduate Studies, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

April 1999 BScE (Honours), Mathematics and Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada

Other Key Professional Experience

1999 – 2002 Design Engineer, Schneider Electric, Toronto

Active Funding as Principal Investigator

7/2016 – 6/2021 Holly Witteman (PI), Jessica Ancker, Patrick Archambault, Nicholas Bansback, Marie-Dominique Beaulieu, Jacqueline Bender, Julie Bettinger, Christine Chambers, David Chan, Heather Colquhoun, Sophie Desroches, Caroline Diorio, Maman Dogba, Eve Dubé, Angela Fagerlin, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Teresa Gavaruzzi, Anik Giguère, Devon Greyson, Jeremy Grimshaw, Kelly Grindrod, Aubri Hoffman, Noah Ivers, Shalini Lal, Julie Leask, Annie LeBlanc, Jean Légaré, France Légaré, Shannon MacDonald, Matthew Menear, Arwen Pieterse, Mary Politi, Justin Presseau, Geneviève Roch, Margarida Romero, Beate Sander, Laura Scherer, Dawn Stacey, Sébastien Tremblay, Robert Volk, Bryna Warshawsky, Douglas White, Michael Wolf, Colleen Young, Brian Zikmund-Fisher, Glyn Elwyn, Victor Montori, Brad Myers, Ellen Peters, Anne Stiggelbout, Sharon Straus. Design for Better Health: User-Centred Design and Evaluation of Interactive Media for Health Education, Communication and Decision Making. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): Foundation Scheme Second Live Pilot 2015-2016.

2/2015 – 1/2020 Witteman, H. (PI) Development and Evaluation of Tools to Support Better Health Decision Making Processes and Better Health Decisions. Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund and the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science, de la Technologie du Québec.

7/2014 – 6/2018 Witteman, H. (PI) Développement et évaluation des technologies afin de mieux communiquer les risques et aider les patients à identifier ce qui est important pour eux. (Translation: Development and evaluation of technologies to support optimal risk communication and values clarification.) Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé, Research Scholar Junior 1 Career Award.

4/2014 – 4/2017 Witteman, H. (PI), Volk, R., Fagerlin, A., Glouberman, S., Sparling, K., Légaré, F., Giguère, A., Stacey, D., Colquhoun, H., Ivers, N., Renaud, J-S., Coulter, A., Hoffman, A., Légaré, J., Haslett, L., Lopez, K., Levin, C., Montori, V., Witteman, W. Applying Methods of User-Centered Design to Achieve Patient-Centered Care. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research.

5/2013 – 5/2018 Witteman, H. (PI), Giguère, A., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Ivers, N., Fradet, V., Archambault, P., Labrecque, M. Implanter de nouvelles lignes directrices sur le dépistage du cancer de la prostate : méthodes dynamiques pour aider les cliniciens et les patients à mettre en balance les avantages et les inconvénients. (Translation: Implementing new guidelines for prostate specific antigen screening: Dynamic methods to help clinicians and patients evaluate risk tradeoffs.) Fonds Gilles Cormier, Programme de soutien à la recherche en pédagogie des sciences de la santé.

Active Funding as Co-Investigator or Collaborator

3/2017 – 2/2020 Stolee, P. (PI), Giguère, A. (co-PI), Rockwood, K. (co-PI), Sims-Gould, J. (co-PI), Suter, E. (co-PI) Co-Is: Boscart, V., Costa, A., Elliott, J., Forbes, D., Hanson, H., Heckman, G., Holroyd-Leduc, J., Kuspinar, A., Meyer, S., McMurray, J., Theo, O., Witteman, H. (co-I), Hajizadeh, M., Isaranuwatchai, W., Baker, G.R., Byrne, K., Burns, C., Grindrod, K., Juneau, L., Kröger, E., Giosa, J. Sirois, M., Collaborators: Tinetti, M., Young, J., Pond, D., Mitchell, G., Goodwin, N., Rodney, P., Han, D.W., Murray Cramm, J., Afzal, A., McPhedran, P., Puchyr, Phyllis, Puchyr, Peter, Carson, J. Transforming primary health care for frail elderly Canadians. Canadian Frailty Network (NCE), Transformative Grant Program.

3/2017 – 2/2018 Chambers, C.T. (PI), Barwick, M., Witteman, H. (co-I), George, R., Benchimol, E., Tutelman, P., & Parker, J. A social media kit for health researchers. Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Knowledge Sharing Support Award.

11/2016 – 10/2017 Noah Ivers (PI), Linda Rabeneck, Suzanne Strasberg, Jill Tinmouth, Diego Llovet, Caroline Bravo, Gillian Bromfield, Shama Umar, Nicki Cunningham, Jeremy Grimshaw, Justin Presseau, Monica Taljaard, Holly Witteman (co-I), Laura Desveaux, Gratianne Vaisson. Testing a behavioural approach to improving cancer screening rates through increased use of primary care feedback. Ontario Institute for Cancer Research: Knowledge Translation Research Network.

11/2016 – 10/2018 Patrick Archambault (PI), Isabelle Gagnon, Rob Green, Roger Zemek, Janet Curran, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Jocelyn Gravel, France Légaré, Marie-Christine Ouellet, Patrick Plante, Annie Leblanc, Nathalie Le Sage, Eddy Lang, Louise Sauvé, Holly Witteman (co-I), Richard Riopelle, Erik Hess, Edward Melnick, Catherine Truchon, Carrie Anna McGinn. The Canadian Head CT Patient Decision Aid Consensus Study – Adaptation of two decision aids supporting adult and pediatric mild traumatic brain injury patients’ decisions about head CTs: a pan-Canadian consensus meeting and rapid prototyping with input from an expert panel to produce Canadian versions of two American head CT decision aids. Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium (CTRC): Project Grant Competition.

7/2016 – 6/2019 Geneviève Roch (PI), Roxane Borges Da Silva (co-PI), Francine Demontigny (co-PI), François Desbiens (co-PI), Marie-Pierre Gagnon (co-PI), Philippe Lessard (co-PI), Marie-Josée Asselin, Nils Chaillet, Louise Choquette, Marie-Josée Demers, Brenda Dogbey, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Eric Genest, Laurence Le Hénaff, Geneviève Leblanc, Mathieu Ouimet, André-Anne Parent, Tamarha Pierce, Julie Poissant, Sonia Semenic, Monik St-Pierre, Jean-Marc Tanguay, Deena White, Claudine Wilson, Holly Witteman (co-I). Impacts des cours prénataux de groupe et en ligne : vers une optimisation des services. (Translation: Impact of Group and Online Prenatal Education: Towards Service Optimization.) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI).

1/2016 – 1/2020 Gary Lewis (PI), Jean-Pierre Després (co-PI), France Légaré (co-PI), [12 other co-PIs], Sophie Desroches, Maman Joyce Dogba, Benoît Lamarche, Holly Witteman (project lead: Risk Calculator project, co-lead: patient engagement strategy), [39 other people]. SPOR Network in Diabetes and Its Related Complications, CIHR: SPOR Networks in Chronic Disease.

1/2016 – 1/2017 Christine Chambers (PI), Melanie Barwick, Jen Stinson & Holly Witteman (co-I) A Video Case Study: Sharing Evidence of the Impact of the ‘It Doesn’t Have to Hurt’ Social Media Initiative by Parents, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Knowledge Sharing Support Award.

1/2016 – 1/2020 Shalini Lal (PI), Ridha Joober (co-PI), Srividya Iyer (co-PI), Jai Shah (co-PI), Phil Jacobs (co-PI), Cecile Rousseau (Principal Knowledge User), Daphne Hutt-McLeod (Principal Knowledge User), Jill Torrie (Principal Knowledge User), Paula Reaume-Zimmer (Principal Knowledge User), Ashok Malla, Patricia Boksa, Rebecca Fuhrer, Ranjith Chandrasena, Holly Witteman (co-I), Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Norbert Schmitz, Michael Ungar, Amal Abdel-Baki, Amparo Garcia. An Integrated Self-Referral eHealth Strategy for Improving Rapid and Direct Access to Youth Mental Health Services: A Stepped-Wedge, Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in Six Canadian Healthcare Settings. CIHR: eHealth Innovation Partnership Program (eHIPP) – Youth & Adolescent Mental Health.

7/2015 – 7/2017 Patrick Archambault, Mélanie Bérubé, Maman Joyce Dogba, Arnaud Droit, Debbie Friedman, Isabelle Gagnon, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, France Légaré, Sébastien Tremblay, Holly Witteman (co-I). Research on teaching interprofessional collaboration/WikiMIX study. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: Medical Education Research Grant.

7/2015 – 6/2017 Christine Chambers (PI), Jennifer Stinson (co-PI), Melanie Barwick, Conrad Fernandez, Paul Nathan, Karen Irwin, Lindsay Jibb, Holly Witteman. (co-I) Cancer Pain Assessment and Management in Children: Using Social Media to Bridge the Gap. Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) Knowledge to Action Grant.

7/2015 – 6/2017 Douglas B. White (PI), Robert Arnold, Bradley A. Myers, Derek Angus, Holly Witteman (co-I). Developing a Web and Tablet based Tool to Improve Communication and Shared Decision Making between Clinicians and Surrogates in ICUs. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health (NIH) R21.

7/2015 – 6/2018 Ivers, N. (PI), Grimshaw, J. (co-PI), Brown, A. (co-PI), Tepper, J., Maybee, A., Lang, A., Dhalla, I., Fairclough, L., Dobrow, M., Levinson, W., Bhatia, S., Rochon, P., Zwarenstein, M., Brehaut, J., Taljaard, M., Tugwell, P., Thavorn, K., Presseau, J., Witteman, H. (co-I). A Provincial Implementation Science Laboratory: sequential, pragmatic randomized trials and policy-oriented evaluations of large-scale quality improvement initiatives. Ontario Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Support Unit Impact Award.

6/2015 – 6/2018 Anik Giguère (PI), France Légaré (co-PI), Holly Witteman (co-I), Edeltraut Kröger, Philippe Voyer, Michèle Morin, Bernard Martineau, Charo Rodriguez. Développement d’outils de transfert de connaissances pour la prestation de soins et de services de première ligne centrés sur le patient âgé atteint de maladie d’Alzheimer et autres démences. (Translation: Development of Primary Care Knowledge Translation Tools Centred Around Patients with Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia.) Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation du Québec: Soutien aux projets structurants – Projets de valorisation et de transfert – PSVT (volet 2a).

7/2014 – 6/2017 Ivers, N. (PI), Schwalm, J-D. (co-PI), Grimshaw, J. (co-PI), Natarajan, M. (co-PI), Altzema, C., Bhatia, S., Grace, S., Haynes, R. B., Hoch, J., Isaranuwatchai, W., Kingsbury, K., Majumdar, S., Michie, S., Oakes, G., Presseau, J., Sherrard, H., So, D., Straus, S., Taljaard, M., Tepper, J., Tu, J., Witteman, H. (co-I), Zwarenstein, M. Interventions to Support Long-term Adherence and Decrease cardiovascular events post-Acute Coronary Syndrome (ISLAND-ACS). Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for the HSRF Capacity Award.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (listed with most recently accepted at the top, trainees for whom I am primary supervisor noted by *)

53. Lawani, M. A., Valéra, B., Fortier-Brochu, É., Légaré, F., Carmichael, P-H., Côté, L., Voyer, P., Kröger, E., Witteman, H. O., Rodriguez, C., Giguere, A. M. C. (2017) Five shared decision-making tools in five months: use of rapid reviews to develop Decision Boxes for seniors living with dementia and their caregivers. Systematic Reviews, 6(1):56. [PubMed] [Full text]

52. Witteman, H. O., Presseau, J., Nicholas Angl, E., Jokhio, I., Schwalm, J-D., Grimshaw, J. M., Bosiak, B., Natarajan, M. K., Ivers, N. M. (2017) Negotiating Tensions Between Theory and Design: Development of Mailings for People Recovering from Acute Coronary Syndrome. JMIR Human Factors, 4(1):e6. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

51. *Dugas, M., Trottier, M.-È.; Chipenda Dansokho, S., Vaisson, G., Provencher, T., Colquhoun, H., Dogba, M. J., Dupéré, S., Fagerlin, A., Giguère, A. M. C., Haslett, L., Hoffman, A., Ivers, N. M., Légaré, F., Légaré, J., Levin, C., Menear, M., Renaud, J-S., Stacey, D., Volk, R. J., Witteman, H. O. (2017) Involving Members of Vulnerable Populations in the Development of Patient Decision Aids: A Mixed Methods Sequential Explanatory Study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 17(1):12. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

50. Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Scherer, A. M., Witteman, H. O., Solomon, J., Exe, N. L., Fagerlin, A. (in press) Graphics Help Patients Distinguish Between Urgent and Non-Urgent Deviations in Laboratory Test Results. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

49. Delanoë, A., Lépine, J., Turcotte, S., Leiva Portocarrero, M. E., Robitaille, H., Giguère, A. M. C., Wilson, B. J., Witteman, H. O., Lévesque, I., Guillaumie, L., Légaré, F. (2016) Role of health literacy and psychosocial factors on the intention to use a decision aid for the Down syndrome prenatal screening: A theory-based online survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(10):e283. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

48. Presseau, J., Schwalm, J. D. R., Grimshaw, J. M., Witteman, H. O., Natarajan, M. K., Linklater, S., Sullivan, K, Ivers, N. M. (in press). Identifying determinants of medication adherence following myocardial infarction using the Theoretical Domains Framework and the Health Action Process Approach. Psychology and Health. [PubMed] [Journal: paywall]

47. Matheson, G. O. Witteman, H. O., Mochar, T. G. (2016) How are evidence-based recommendations for disease prevention implemented? Clinical Health Promotion, June 2016 Supplement:38-41.

46. Dubé, È., Gagnon, D. Ouakki, M., Bettinger, J. A., Guay, M., Halperin, S., Wilson, K., Graham, J., Witteman, H. O., MacDonald, S., Fisher, W., Monnais, L., Tran, D., Gagneur, A., Guichon, J., Saini, V., Heffernan, J. M., Meyer, S., Driedger, S. M., Greenberg, J., MacDougall, H., on behalf of the Canadian Immunization Research Network. (2016) Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy in Canada: Results of a consultation study by the Canadian Immunization Research Network. PLoS ONE;11(6):e0156118. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

45. Witteman, H.O., Fagerlin, A., Exe, N., *Trottier, M.-E., Zikmund-Fisher, B.J. (2016) One-Sided Social Media Comments Influenced Opinions And Intentions About Home Birth: An Experimental Study. Health Affairs, 35(4):726-733. [PubMed] [Journal: paywall]

44. Ernecoff, N.C., Witteman, H.O., Chon, K., Chen, Y., Buddadhumaruk, P., Chiarchiaro, J., Shotsberger, K., Shields, A.M., Myers, B.A., Hough, C.L., Carson, S.S., Lo, B., Matthay, M.A., Anderson, W.G., Peterson, M.W., Steingrub, J.S., White, D.B. (2016) Key stakeholders’ perceptions of the acceptability and usefulness of a tablet-based tool to improve communication and shared decision making in ICUs. Journal of Critical Care;33:19-25. [PubMed] [Journal: paywall]

43. Plaisance, A., Witteman, H.O., Heyland, D.K., Ebell, M.H., Dupuis, A., Lavoie-Bérard, C.-A., Légaré, F., Archambault, P.A. (2016). Development of a Decision Aid for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Involving Intensive Care Unit Patients’ and Health Professionals’ Participation Using User-Centered Design and a Wiki Platform for Rapid Prototyping: A Research Protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(1):e24. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

42. Witteman, H. O., Gavaruzzi, T., Scherer, L. D., Pieterse, A., Fuhrel-Forbis A., Exe, N., Kahn, V., Feldman-Stewart, D., Col, N., Chipenda-Dansokho, S., Turgeon, A. F., Fagerlin, A. (2016) Effects of Design Features of Explicit Values Clarification Methods: A Systematic Review. Medical Decision Making, 36(6):760-776. [PubMed] [Journal: paywall]

41. Witteman, H. O., Scherer, L. D., Gavaruzzi, T., Pieterse, A., Fuhrel-Forbis A., Exe, N., Kahn, V., Feldman-Stewart, D., Col, N., Chipenda-Dansokho, S., Turgeon, A. F., Fagerlin, A. (2016) Design Features of Explicit Values Clarification Methods: A Systematic Review. Medical Decision Making, 36(4):453–471. [PubMed] [Journal: paywall]

40. Jull, J., Witteman, H. O., Fern, J., Yoganathan, M., Stacey, D. (2016) Decision-Making and Adults Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes: A qualitative study of needs, supports and barriers. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 40(2):164–169. [PubMed] [Journal: paywall]

39. Schwalm, J-D., Ivers, N. M., Natarajan, M. K., Taljaard, M., Rao-Melacini, P., Witteman, H. O., Zwarenstein, M. Grimshaw, J. M. (2015) Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of Delayed Educational Reminders for Long-term Medication Adherence in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (DERLA-STEMI). American Heart Journal, 170(5):903-913. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

38. Ancker, J. S., Witteman, H. O., Hafeez, B., *Provencher, T., Van de Graaf, M., Wei, E. (2015) “You get reminded you’re a sick person”: Personal data tracking and patients with multiple chronic conditions. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(8):e202. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

37. Martinez, K. A., Fagerlin, A., Witteman, H. O., Holmberg, C., Hawley, S. T. (2016) What matters to women when making decisions about chemoprevention? The Patient, 9(2):149-159. [PubMed] [Journal: paywall]

36. Witteman. H. O. (2015) Capsule Commentary on Shultz et al., Patient Preferences for Test Result Notification. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 30(11):1698. (invited commentary) [PubMed] [Journal: paywall]

35. Matheson, G. O., Witteman, H. O., Mochar, T. (2015) Disease Prevention: what’s really important? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49(23):1483-1484. [PubMed] [Journal: paywall]

34. Witteman. H. O. (2015) Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy with Values. Pediatrics, 136(2):215-217. [PubMed] [Journal: paywall]

33. Ancker, J. S., Witteman, H. O., Hafeez, B., *Provencher, T., Wei, E. (2015) The invisible work of personal health information management among people with multiple chronic conditions. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 6(17): e137. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

32. Witteman, H. O., Chipenda-Dansokho, S., Exe, N., *Dupuis, A., *Provencher, T., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. (2015) Risk Communication, Values Clarification and Vaccination Decisions. Risk Analysis, 35(10):1801-1819. [PubMed] [Journal: paywall]

31. Uhler, L. M., Pérez Figueroa, R. E., Dickson, M., McCullagh, L., Kushniruk, A., Monkman, H., Witteman, H. O., Hajizadeh, N. (2015) InformedTogether: Usability Evaluation of a Web-Based Decision Aid to Facilitate Shared Advance Care Planning for Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. JMIR Human Factors, 2(1):e2. [Journal: open access full text]

30. Shorten, A., Fagerlin, A., Illuzzi, J., Lakehomer, H., Pettker, C., Powell-Kennedy, H., Saran, A., Witteman, H. O., Whittemore, R. (2015) Developing an Internet-Based Decision Aid for Women Choosing Between VBAC and Repeat Cesarean. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 60(4):390-400. [PubMed] [Journal: paywall]

29. Scherer, L. D., de Vries, M., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Witteman, H. O., Fagerlin, A. (in press) Faith in deliberation: Examining the consequences of deliberative versus intuitive decision strategies in patient decision making. Health Psychology. Advance online publication, April 6, 2015. [PubMed] [APA]

28. Archambault, P., Turgeon, A., Witteman, H. O., Lauzier, F., Moore, L., Lamontagne, F., Horsley, T., Gagnon, M-P., Droit, A., Weiss, M., Tremblay, S., Lachaine, J., Le Sage, N., Émond, M., Berthelot, S., Plaisance, A., Lapointe, J., Razek, T., van de Belt, T. H., Brand, K., Bérubé, M., Clément, J., Eysenbach, G., Friedman, D., Kuziemsky, C., Lang, E., Muscedere, J., Rizoli, S., Roberts, D., Scales, D., Sinuff, T., Stelfox, T., Panic, S., Chabot, C., Légaré, F., Gagnon, I., Robert, M., Grenier, R. (2015) Implementation and evaluation of a wiki involving multiple stakeholders including patients in the promotion of best practices in trauma care: the WikiTrauma interrupted time series protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 4(1):e21. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

27. Witteman, H. O., Chipenda-Dansokho, S., Colquhoun, H., Coulter, A., *Dugas, M., Fagerlin, A., Giguère, A. M. C., Glouberman, S., Haslett, L., Hoffman, A., Ivers, N., Légaré, F., Légaré, J., Levin, C., Lopez, K., Montori, V. M., *Provencher, T., Renaud, J-S., Sparling, K., Stacey, D., *Vaisson, G., Volk, R. J., Witteman, W. (2015) User-centered design and the development of patient decision aids: protocol for a systematic review. Systematic Reviews, 4(1):11. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

26. Légaré, F., Freitas, A., Thompson-Leduc, P., Borduas, F., Luconi, F., Boucher, A., Witteman, H. O., Jacques, A. (2015) The majority of accredited continuing professional development activities do not target clinical behavior change. Academic Medicine, 90(2):197-202. [PubMed]

25. Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Exe, N., Witteman, H. O. (2014) Numeracy and Literacy Independently Predict Patients’ Ability to Identify Out-of-Range Test Results. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(8):e187 [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

24. Witteman, H. O. (2014) Capsule Commentary on Ancker et al., Rapid Growth in Use of Personal Health Records in New York, 2012-2013, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29(6): 893. (Invited commentary.) [PubMed]

23. Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Witteman, H. O., Dickson, M., Fuhrel-Forbis, A., Kahn, V., Exe, N., Valerio, M., Holtzman, L., Scherer, L., Fagerlin, A. (2014) Blocks, Ovals, or People? Icon Type Affects Risk Perceptions and Recall of Pictographs. Medical Decision Making, 34: 443–453. [PubMed]

22. Witteman, H. O., Fuhrel-Forbis A., Wijeysundera H. C., Exe, N., Dickson, M., Holtzman, L., Kahn, V. C., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. (2014) Animated Randomness, Avatars, Movement and Personalization in Risk Graphics. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(3):e80. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

21. Urquhart, R., Cornelissen, E., Lal, S., Colquhoun, H., Klein, G., Richmond, S., Witteman, H. O. (2013) A community of practice for knowledge translation trainees: an innovative approach for learning and collaboration. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 33(4):274–281. [PubMed]

20. Careau, E., Savard, I., Witteman, H. O. (equal authorship) (2013) Interprofessional Education In Graduate Health Professions Education Programs: Findings From A Needs Assessment. Medical Science Educator, 23(3S): 431-435. [Journal: paywall]

19. Fagerlin, A., Pignone, M., Abhyankar, P., Col, N., Feldman-Stewart, D., Gavaruzzi, T., Kryworuchko, J., Levin, C. A., Pieterse, A. H., Reyna, V., Stiggelbout, A., Scherer, L. D., Wills, C., Witteman, H. O. (2013) Clarifying values: an updated review. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13: S8. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

18. Witteman, H. O., Stahl, J. E. (2013) Facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle complex problems in health care: Report from an exploratory workshop. Health Systems, 2:162–170. [Journal: paywall]

17. De Vries, M., Fagerlin, A., Witteman, H. O., Scherer, L. (2013) Combining deliberation and intuition in patient decision support. Patient Education and Counseling, 91(2):154-160. [PubMed]

16. Légaré, F., Witteman, H. O. (2013) Shared Decision Making: Examining Key Elements and Barriers to Adoption Into Routine Clinical Practice. Health Affairs, 32(2):276-284. [PubMed]

15. Witteman, H. O., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. (2012) The defining characteristics of Web 2.0 and their potential influence in the online vaccination debate. Vaccine, 30(25):3734-40. [PubMed]

14. Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Witteman, H. O., Swanson, M., Fuhrel-Forbis, A., Exe, N., Kahn, V., Dickson, M. (2012) Animated Graphics for Comparing Two Risks: A Cautionary Tale. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2012;14(4):e106. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

13. Ivers, N. M., Schwalm, J.-D., Grimshaw J. M., Witteman, H. O., Taljaard, M., Zwarenstein, M., Natarajan, M. K. (2012) Delayed educational reminders for long-term medication adherence in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (DERLA-STEMI): Protocol for a pragmatic, cluster-randomized controlled trial. Implementation Science, 7:54. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

12. Witteman, H. O., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Waters, E., Gavaruzzi, T., Fagerlin, A. (2011) Risk estimates from an online risk calculator are more believable and recalled better when expressed as integers. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13(3):e54. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

11. Cornelissen, E., Urquhart, R., Chan, V., DeForge, R., Colquhoun, H. L., Sibbald, S., Witteman, H. O. (2011) Creating a knowledge translation trainee collaborative: from conceptualization to lessons learned in the first year. Implementation Science, 6:98. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

10. Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Dickson, M., Witteman, H. O. (2011) Cool but Counterproductive: Interactive, Web-Based Risk Communications Can Backfire. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13(3):e60. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

9. Charise, A., Witteman, H., Whyte, S., Sutton, E., Bender, J.L., Massimi, M., Stephens, L., Evans, J., Logie, C., Mirza, R.M., Elf, M. (2011) Questioning context: an interdisciplinary tool for exploring non-medical factors affecting health decision-making. Health Expectations, 14:115-132. [PubMed]

8. O’Grady, L., Witteman, H., Bender, J., Urowitz, S., Wiljer, D., Jadad, A. (2009) Measuring the Impact of a Moving Target: Towards A Dynamic Framework for Evaluating Collaborative Adaptive Interactive Technologies. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 11(2):e20. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

7. O’Grady, L., Witteman, H., Wathen, N. (2008). The experiential health information processing model: supporting collaborative web-based patient education. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 8:58. [PubMed] [Journal: open access full text]

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings and Conference Working Papers (Full Papers)

6. Solomon, J., Scherer, A., Exe, N., Witteman, H. O., Fagerlin, A., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. Is This Good or Bad? Redesigning Visual Displays of Medical Test Results in Patient Portals to Provide Context and Meaning. Late-Breaking Work, CHI 2016, May 7-12, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA. (Accepted late-breaking paper, 44% acceptance rate.)

5. Witteman, H. O., Chipenda-Dansokho, S., Exe, N., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. (2014) Risk Communication, Values Clarification and Vaccination Decisions. Working Paper, Harvard Center for Risk Analysis’ Risk, Perception, and Response Conference, March 20-21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA. (Accepted proposal, 33% acceptance rate.)

4. Massimi, M., Bender, J. L., Witteman, H. O., Hassan Ahmed, O. (2014) Life Transitions and Online Health Communities: Reflecting on Adoption, Use, and Disengagement. Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), February 15-19, 2014; Baltimore, Maryland, USA. (Accepted paper, 27% acceptance rate.)

3. Witteman, H. and O’Grady, L. (2008) eHealth in the Era of Web 2.0. Working Papers: Virtually Informed: The Internet as (New) Health Information Source (pp. 104-120). University of Vienna.

2. Witteman, H. , Chandrashekar, S., Betel, L., and O’Grady, L. (2007) Sense-making and credibility of health information on the social web: A multi-method study assessing tagging and tag clouds. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (pp. 6905-6910). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

1. Faik, S. and Witteman, H. (2000) Modeling of Impact Dynamics: A Literature Survey. Proceedings of the 2000 International ADAMS User Conference (pp. 1293-1303). MCS Software.

Book Chapters

1. Richard, C. and Witteman H. O. (2016) La communication au sujet des risques. In: Richard, C. and Lussier, M-T. (eds.) La communication professionnelle en santé, 2e édition. Pearson ERPI.

Completed Funding

4/2015 – 3/2017 Christine Chambers (PI), Erica Ehm (co-PI), Melanie Barwick, Jacqueline Bender, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, George Collier, Ran Goldman, Jeffrey Mogil, Kathryn O’Hara, Bonnie Stevens, Jennifer Stinson, Anna Taddio, Holly Witteman (co-I). It Doesn’t Have to Hurt: A Science-Media Partnership to Mobilize Evidence about Children’s Pain to Parents. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant: Knowledge to Action.

5/2015 – 4/2016 Lussier, M.-T. (PI), Boustani, É. (principal knowledge user), Hudon, C., Witteman, H. (co-I) Une étude pilote en UMF-GMF du Réseau-1 Québec visant à sensibiliser les équipes de soins et les patients à l’utilisation du site web Discutons Santé dans le but d’encourager l’activation des patients et soutenir des interactions productives entre cliniciens et patients. (translation: A Pilot Study in Family Medicine Clinics within Réseau-1 Québec to Promote a Website “Let’s Talk About Health” to Support Patients’ Active Participation in Their Care.) Réseau-1 Québec annual competition.

1/2015 – 1/2016 Chambers, C.T. (PI), Campbell-Yeo, M. (co-PI), Barwick, M., Chorney, J., Finley, A., Latimer, M., McGrath, P., & Witteman, H. (co-I) “It Doesn’t Have to Hurt”: Extending our Reach to Help Parents of Children Undergoing Painful Procedures. Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Knowledge Sharing Support Award.

6/2014 – 5/2016 Witteman, H. (PI), Côté, L., Giguère, A., Pilote, L., Légaré, F., Grad, R., Pluye, P. La communication des risques et la clarification des valeurs en contexte de soins : une étude observationnelle et une évaluation des besoins de formation. (Translation: Risk Communication and Values Clarification in Clinical Practice: An Observational Study and Learning Needs Assessment.) Fonds Gilles Cormier, Programme de soutien à la recherche en pédagogie des sciences de la santé.

6/2014 – 5/2016 Michou, L. (PI), Witteman, H. (co-I), Fortin, P., Légaré, J., Ikic, A., Bessette, L., Chetaille, A-L. Measuring the impact of an Innovative Educational Intervention in Inflammatory Arthritis: a natural evolution of the CHU de Québec’s multidisciplinary information session. Canadian Initiative for Outcomes in Rheumatology Care (CIORA).

9/2013 – 9/2016 Haggerty, J. (PI), Archambault, P., Audetat, M-C., Beaulieu, M-C., Boivin, A., Desroches, S., Dumont, S., Fortin, M., Hudon, C., Kaczorowski, J., Karazivan, P., Lalonde, L., Légaré, F., Lussier, M-T., Macaulay, A. C., Pluye, P., Roberge, P., Tousignant, P., Ware, M., Witteman, H. (co-I). Réseau 1: Réseau de connaissances en soins et services de la première ligne au Québec. (Translation: Creation of a Knowledge Network in Primary Care.) Fonds de Recherche du Québec en Santé, Programme: Création d’un Réseau de Connaissances.

9/2013 – 8/2016 Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. (PI), Fagerlin, A., Klasnja, P., Tarini, B., Witteman, H. (co-I), Vijan, S., Jasgi, R., Langa, K., Maynard, A. Systematic Design of Meaningful Presentations of Medical Test Data for Patients. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

7/2013 – 6/2015 Têtu, B. (PI), Bertheau, P. (co-PI), Fortin, J.-P., Gagnon, M.-P., Roch, G., Witteman, H. (co-I), Capron, F., Fiche, M., Sohrmann, M., Vergier, B., Segalen, V., Wendum, D. La pathologie numérique au service de l’enseignement médical et des soins : un partenariat franco-québécois. (Translation: Telepathology training and implementation: a franco-quebecois partnership.) Conseil franco-québecois de coopération universitaire.

5/2014 – 5/2015 White, D. B. (PI), Arnold, R., Myers, B. A., Angus, D., Witteman, H. (co-I). Developing a Communication and Shared Decision Making Tool to Prepare Family Members in ICUs for the Role of Surrogate Decision Maker. The Beckwith Institute, Clinical Transformation Program.

9/2013 – 6/2014 Witteman, H. (PI), Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. Risk Communication, Values Clarification and Vaccination Decisions. Harvard Center for Risk Analysis: Risk, Perception, and Response Conference.

6/2013 – 5/2015 Witteman, H. (PI), Archambault, P., Bender, J., Lee, J., Lichtman, M., Sparling, K., Vlasnik, K. Utiliser les médias sociaux pour aider les cliniciens étudiants à apprendre davantage sur les expériences et attentes des patients atteints de maladies chroniques. (Translation: Using social media to help student clinicians better understand the experiences and expectations of people with chronic illness.) Département de médecine familiale et de médecine d’urgence, Université Laval, Bourses d’aide à la relève du DMFMU.

7/2010 – 6/2013 Witteman, H. (PI) Development and Evaluation of a Dynamic Interactive Interface for Values Exploration and Clarification. Robert Derzon Post Doctoral Grant, Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making.

3/2010 – 3/2011 Cornelissen, E. (co-PI), Urquhart, R. (co-PI), DeForge, R., Johnson Emberly, D., Richmond, S., Witteman, H (co-I). Towards planning a sustainable knowledge translation trainee collaborative. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Planning Grants, Spring 2010 Competition.

5/2007 – 4/2009 Witteman, H. (PI), Wathen, N. (co-PI), O’Grady, L., Whyte, S., Bender, J., Sutton, E. Borgerson, K., Prior, C., Janutka, M. How online storytelling shapes women’s decisions about birth attendants and birth place. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Sub-Grant through Health Care, Technology and Place Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research.

4/2007 – 3/2008 O’Grady, L. (PI), Jadad, A. (co-PI), Wathen, N., Witteman, H. (co-I), Hockema, S. The impact of Web 2.0 on credibility indicators in health care. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Sub-Grant through Health Care, Technology and Place Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research.

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