Thursday, January 19, 2012
4:00 to 5:30 pm
Institute for Work and Health
481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto
The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) provides leadership and expertise in finding, using, and sharing what works in public health. In this presentation, Jaime will discuss the NCCMT’s work to support the use of evidence to inform public health practice and policy in Canada, with a focus on recent efforts to develop the Registry of Methods and Tools. The Registry of Methods and Tools is a searchable, online collection of methods (processes) and tools (instruments) for knowledge translation in public health.
Jaime Brown, PhD, is the Research Coordinator for the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. Jaime is primarily responsible for the coordination of the Registry of Methods and Tools, a searchable, online collection of knowledge translation resources to support public health professionals in using evidence in their work and sharing knowledge with colleagues, decision makers, and community partners. She also assists NCCMT in building capacity for evidence-informed public health through the coordination and delivery of professional development workshops and webinars. Jaime completed a doctoral degree in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Guelph, studying social determinants of health, health communication, public perceptions of health and health care, and social justice issues associated with health care. Before joining the NCCMT, Jaime was a postdoctoral scholar investigating client-practitioner communications in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College. Jaime also worked as a Psychology instructor at the University of Guelph and Wilfred Laurier University, and has enjoyed over 10 years working as an applied research and evaluation consultant with community-based research organizations, government, and community health and social service agencies.