Holly Witteman, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family & Emergency Medicine, Université Laval (Laval University), Quebec City, Canada. Quebec City is traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Abenaki, Wabanaki Confederacy, Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) & Haudenosaunee peoples. Dr. Witteman directs the research unit within the Faculty of Medicine’s Office of Education and Professional Development. She is also a scientist at the Research Centre of the CHU de Québec-Université Laval, at the new Institute of Primary Care Research affiliated with Laval University, and an Affiliate Investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada, traditional Algonquin territory.

With an interdisciplinary background in human factors engineering and social sciences, her research is about the design and evaluation of digital and other media in health decision making. She specializes in human-computer interaction in health education, risk communication and decision making, including design methods to support inclusive user- and patient-centeredness.

Her work as Principal Investigator has been funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI, United States), the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Design for Better Health

The project consists of developing and evaluating novel, needed tools to support evidence-informed, values-congruent decisions in primary care. These tools will be used in modules (mobile-enabled web applications) to support six (6) common decisions in primary care. Emotional and cognitive effects of these tools will be evaluated to ensure they evoke desired responses (e.g., reduced confusion, increased rates of evidence-informed, values-congruent decisions). The modules’ usability and user experience will also be evaluated to ensure they are useful, easy to use and engaging, as these are critical predictors of future use, and collect pilot data to inform plans for further evaluation beyond this program.

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McCleary N, Desveaux L, Reis C, Linklater S, Witteman HO, Taljaard M, Thavorn K, Grimshaw JM, Ivers NM, Presseau J

A multiple-behaviour investigation of goal prioritisation in physicians receiving audit and feedback to address high-risk prescribing in nursing homes.

Journal Article

Implement Sci Commun, 1 , pp. 33, 2020, ISSN: 2662-2211.

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Tremblay MC, Graham J, Porgo TV, Dogba MJ, Paquette JS, Careau E, Witteman HO

Improving Cultural Safety of Diabetes Care in Indigenous Populations of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States: A Systematic Rapid Review.

Journal Article

Can J Diab, 2019, ISSN: 1499-2671.

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Witteman HO, Hendricks M, Straus S, Tannenbaum C

Gender bias in CIHR Foundation grant awarding.

Journal Article

Lancet, 394 (10214), pp. e41-e42, 2019, ISSN: 0140-6736.

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Dol J, Tutelman PR, Chambers CT, Barwick M, Drake EK, Parker JA, Parker R, Benchimol EI, George RB, Witteman HO

Health Researchers' Use of Social Media: Scoping Review.

Journal Article

J Med Internet Res, 21 (11), pp. e13687, 2019.

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Bilodeau G, Witteman H, Legare F, Lafontaine-Bruneau J, Voyer P, Kroger E, Tremblay MC, Giguere AMC

Reducing complexity of patient decision aids for community-based older adults with dementia and their caregivers: multiple case study of Decision Boxes.

Journal Article

BMJ Open, 9 (5), pp. e027727, 2019.

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Pilote L, Cote L, Chipenda Dansokho S, Brouillard E, Giguere AMC, Legare F, Grad R, Witteman HO

Talking about treatment benefits, harms, and what matters to patients in radiation oncology: an observational study.

Journal Article

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 19 (1), pp. 84, 2019.

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Gagnon MP, Ndiaye MA, Larouche A, Chabot G, Chabot C, Buyl R, Fortin JP, Giguere A, Leblanc A, Legare F, Motulsky A, Sicotte C, Witteman HO, Kavanagh E, Lepinay F, Roberge J, Deletroz C, Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi S

Optimising patient active role with a user-centred eHealth platform (CONCERTO+) in chronic diseases management: a study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial.

Journal Article

BMJ Open, 9 (4), pp. e028554, 2019.

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Dube E, Gagnon D, Kaminsky K, Green CR, Ouakki M, Bettinger JA, Brousseau N, Castillo E, Crowcroft NS, Driedger SM, Greyson D, Fell D, Fisher W, Gagneur A, Guay M, Halperin D, Halperin SA, MacDonald S, Meyer SB, Waite NM, Wilson K, Witteman HO, Yudin M, Cook JL, Canadian Immunization Network

Vaccination Against Influenza in Pregnancy: A Survey of Canadian Maternity Care Providers.

Journal Article

J Obstet Gynaecol Can, 41 (4), pp. 479-488, 2019, ISSN: 1701-2163.

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Witteman HO, Zikmund-Fisher BJ

Communicating laboratory results to patients and families.

Journal Article

Clin Chem Lab Med, 57 (3), pp. 359-364, 2019, ISSN: 1434-6621.

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Witteman HO

Gender bias in academia.

Journal Article

Lancet, 393 (10173), pp. 743-744, 2019, ISSN: 0140-6736.

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Active projects

  • An intervention using narratives to address vaccine hesitancy online, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention catalyseur : Comprendre la prévention des maladies et la modification des facteurs de risque, from 2020-03-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Answering questions that matter to people living with diabetes using the Canadian National Diabetes Registry, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention catalyseur - Recherche axée sur le patient, from 2020-03-01 to 2021-02-28
  • Canada Research Chair in Human-Centred Digital Health (Santé numérique axée sur les personnes), Subvention, Secrétariat des programmes interorganismes à l’intention des établissements, Chaires de recherche du Canada - Fonctionnement, from 2019-10-01 to 2024-09-30
  • Canadian Immunization Research Network, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Réseau canadien de recherche sur l’immunisation, from 2014-06-01 to 2021-12-31
  • Canadian Program for Monitoring Overuse in Injury Care, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subventions Fondation, from 2016-07-01 to 2021-06-30
  • Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Design for Better Health: User-Centred Design and Evaluation of Interactive Media for Health Education, Communication and Decision-Making, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subventions Fondation, from 2016-07-01 to 2021-06-30
  • Development and initial validation of measures of cancer pain under- and overtreatment, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseaux thématiques de recherche, from 2020-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Evaluating Innovative Health Care Solutions to Improve Outcomes for Persons with Type 1 Diabetes using a Novel Electronic Data Repository, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2018-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Fonds de soutien du Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l’Université Laval (CERSSPL-UL), Subvention, CIUSSS - CN - VITAM, from 2018-07-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Impacts des cours prénataux de groupe et en ligne : vers une optimisation des services, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Partenariats pour l'amélioration du système de santé (PASS), from 2016-04-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Improving patient-centered depression care through the dissemination and implementation of the Depression Choice decision aid, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2018-10-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Innovations en cybersanté pour améliorer la prise de décision en soins primaires, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Chercheur-boursier Juniors 1 et 2, Seniors, from 2018-07-01 to 2022-06-30
  • Manger notre Saint-Laurent - La suite, Subvention, Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation, (RQM) Odyssée Saint-Laurent du Réseau Québec maritime, from 2020-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Manger notre Saint-Laurent, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies, (RQM) Odyssée Saint-Laurent du Réseau Québec maritime, from 2018-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Ontario Healthcare Implementation Laboratory: A Learning Health System Approach that Leverages Data to Improve Quality in Primary Care, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2018-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Promoting implementation of evidence-based care, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subventions Fondation, from 2015-07-01 to 2022-06-30
  • Scaleable, Customizable, Digital Health Communication Materials to Help Canada Address the COVID19 Pandemic, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement : Possibilité de financement pour une intervention de recherche rapide contre la COVID-19, from 2020-06-01 to 2021-05-31
  • Scaling up shared decision making for patient-centred care, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subventions Fondation, from 2018-07-01 to 2025-06-30
  • Supporting the creation of a LEARNing INteGrated health system to mobilize context-adapted knowledge with a Wiki platform to Improve the transitions of frail Seniors from from hospitals and emergency Departments to the cOMmunity : The ..., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2017-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • VITAM – Centre de recherche en santé durable, Subvention, CIUSSS - CN - VITAM, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31

Recently finished projects

  • An Integrated Self-Referral eHealth Strategy for Improving Rapid and Direct Access to Youth Mental Health Services: A stepped-wedge, cluster randomized controles trial in six canadian health care selfings, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2015-10-01 to 2019-09-30
  • Applying Methods of User-Centered Design to Achieve Patient-Centered Care, Subvention, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR), from 2014-02-01 to 2019-10-31
  • Automated screening, triage, and follow-up to facilitate proactive, personalized postpartum mental health treatment for new parents., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Programme de subvention Catalyseur, from 2017-09-01 to 2020-08-31
  • Development and evaluation of tools to support better decision making processes and better health decisions, Partenariat, Fondation Canadienne pour l'innovation (La), Fonds des leaders John-R.-Evans (FLJR), from 2015-03-01 to 2020-03-31
  • L'étude WikiDécisionTDM: adaptation d'un outil d'aide à la décision partagée sur la décision de faire une tomodensitométrie (TDM) cérébrale chez les victimes d'un traumatistme craniocérébral léger (TCCL) et développement d'une formation, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Consortium pour le développement de la recherche en traumatologie, from 2016-05-01 to 2019-04-30
  • Réseau-1 Québec (Réseau de recherche en soins et services de santé de première ligne), Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseau de connaissances du FRQ-S, from 2013-07-01 to 2019-06-30
  • Risk Calculator, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Réseaux de la SRAP sur les maladies chroniques, from 2016-01-01 to 2019-08-31
  • Sex and Gender in Health Decision Making Across the Lifespan, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de planification et dissémination, from 2018-05-01 to 2019-04-30
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