Jamie Brehaut, PhD

Associate Professor

Jamie Brehaut Photo


Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital, General Campus
501 Smyth Road, Centre for Practice-Changing Research (CPCR)
Room L1284; Box 201B
Phone: (613) 737-8899, ext. 73820
Fax: (613) 739-6938
E-mail: jbrehaut@ohri.ca
Contact person: Kelly Carroll (kecarroll@ohri.ca)


Jamie Brehaut holds a PhD in cognitive psychology from McMaster University.  Trained in issues of human memory, attention, and cognition, he also has expertise in psychological theory, knowledge translation, judgement and decision making, decision support, and computer usability techniques.  He is a Scientist with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and a CIHR New Investigator in the area of Knowledge Translation. The primary areas of his research include: 1) Identifying and evaluating cognitive theories relevant to health care knowledge translation and decision support; 2) Understanding and modeling factors related to the health of parents of children with health problems.

Research Interests

  • Cognitive and decision making
  • Web-based decision support
  • Cognitive theories in knowledge translation
  • Informed consent
  • Caregiver health
  • Psychometric evaluation

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