Overview

Areas of research:

The use of clinical research methodology to address questions of public health interest and facilitate decision making. Examples include determining which drugs have the best effectiveness/safety profiles, and practice evaluation in order to determine the best way to administer care.

Development and evaluation of patient-centred approaches through the promotion of integrative medicine. One specific interest in this domain is the evaluation of traditional Chinese medicine integrated with usual conventional care.

Randomized clinical trial methodology, in particular for the development of pragmatic trials to assess usual care practice.

Publications

Effect of Mobile Phone Text Message Reminders on Routine Immunization Uptake in Pakistan: Randomized Controlled Trial
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
Abdul Momin Kazi and Murtaza Ali and Khurram Zubair and Hussain Kalimuddin and Abdul Nafey Kazi and Saleem Perwaiz Iqbal and Jean-Paul Collet and Syed Asad Ali
DOI: 10.2196/publichealth.7026
03/2018

Effect of Mobile Phone Text Message Reminders on Routine Immunization Uptake in Pakistan: Randomized Controlled Trial (Preprint)
Abdul Momin Kazi and Murtaza Ali and Khurram Zubair and Hussain Kalimuddin and Abdul Nafey Kazi and Saleem Perwaiz Iqbal and Jean-Paul Collet and Syed Asad Ali
DOI: 10.2196/preprints.7026
11/2016

The Effect of Massage Therapy on Autonomic Activity in Critically Ill Children
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Ling Guan and Jean-Paul Collet and Nataliya Yuskiv and Peter Skippen and Rollin Brant and Niranjan Kissoon
DOI: 10.1155/2014/656750
2014

Research

COPD study in China (Disease burden and management practice of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in China: a pilot study) (CIHR-funded)
This project is a cohort study conducted in China to assess overall change of quality of life over one year in patients with different levels of COPD severity.

TRIPICU study (Transfusion requirements in pediatric intensive care units: a pilot study) (CIHR-funded)
This project is a RCT aimed at assessing the efficacy and safety of using different thresholds to transfuse patients hospitalized in intensive care units.

The effectiveness of traditional Chinese herbal medicine and Qigong on improving quality of life of cancer patients: a pilot randomized clinical trial (CIHR-funded)
This project is a factorial RCT aimed at assessing the efficacy, safety and feasibility of conducting a complex RCT of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), including herbal medicine (against placebo) and Qi gong (against group exercise) to increase energy and quality of life of patients with advanced lung cancer.

Honours & Awards

Chercheur-Boursier, Research Scholar Senior, Fonds de la recherche en santé Quebec (FRSQ) - 2003-2007

Research Group Members

Lizl Bonifacio, Volunteer
Mojgan Gitimoghaddam, Project Manager, PhD Candidate
Jaein Jeong
Aditi Katyal, Research Assistant
Celia Kwan, Volunteer
Brandon Lin
Ramandeep Sara