Dr. Doan’s research program is comprised of projects evaluating pediatric emergency department patterns of use, the quality of the care provided, and the efficiency of service delivery. She aims to answer questions pertaining to the population's need for pediatric emergency care, how well the healthcare system is equipped to meet this need, and how can we maintain or improve the quality and value of the care provided to children and families seeking help in emergency settings

As a member of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC), Dr. Doan is the BCCH site investigator for many PERC multi-center studies. She is also the PERC representative.


MyHEARTSMAP: development and evaluation of a psychosocial self-assessment tool, for and by youth
BMJ Paediatrics Open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjpo-2019-000493

Practice Patterns in Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Therapies for Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Survey of 15 Canadian and United States Centers
Journal of Neurotrauma
Rebekah Mannix and Roger Zemek and Keith Owen Yeates and Kristy Arbogast and Shireen Atabaki and Mohammed Badawy and Miriam H. Beauchamp and Darcy Beer and Steven Bin and Brett Burstein and William Craig and Dan Corwin and Quynh Doan and Michael Ellis and Stephen B. Freedman and Isabelle Gagnon and Jocelyn Gravel and John Leddy and Angela Lumba-Brown and Christina Master and Andrew R. Mayer and Grace Park and Michelle Penque and Tara Rhine and Kelly Russell and Kathryn Schneider and Michael Bell and Stephen Wisniewski
DOI: 10.1089/neu.2018.6290

The impact of pediatric emergency department crowding on patient and health care system outcomes: a multicentre cohort study
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Quynh Doan and Hubert Wong and Garth Meckler and David Johnson and Antonia Stang and Andrew Dixon and Scott Sawyer and Tania Principi and April J. Kam and Gary Joubert and Jocelyn Gravel and Mona Jabbour and Astrid Guttmann
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.181426

Factors and outcomes associated with paediatric emergency department arrival patterns through the day.
Paediatrics & child health
Almubarak H and Meckler G and Doan Q
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxy173
PubMed: 31379434

Pediatric Falls: Are Monkey Bars Bad News?
David Migneault and Albert Chang and Edward Choi and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.7759/cureus.3548

Use of a standardized asthma severity score to determine emergency department disposition for paediatric asthma: A cohort study.
Paediatrics & child health
Judge P and Tabeshi R and Yao RJ and Meckler G and Doan Q
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxy125
PubMed: 31239811

In Reply.
Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
DOI: 10.1111/acem.13515
PubMed: 30010223

Reliability of HEARTSMAP as a Tool for Evaluating Psychosocial Assessment Documentation Practices in Emergency Departments for Pediatric Mental Health Complaints
Academic Emergency Medicine
Carson Gill and Brendan Arnold and Sean Nugent and Alykhan Rajwani and Michael Xu and Tyler Black and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1111/acem.13506

System outcomes associated with a pediatric emergency department clinical decision unit
Derin Karacabeyli and Garth D Meckler and David K Park and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1017/cem.2018.57

Management practice-related and modifiable factors associated with paediatric emergency return visits
Paediatrics & Child Health
Quynh Doan and Ran D Goldman and Garth D Meckler
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxy039

A psychosocial assessment and management tool for children and youth in crisis
Alison Lee and Mariana Deevska and Karly Stillwell and Tyler Black and Garth Meckler and David Park and Ali Eslami and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1017/cem.2018.1

Reliability testing of the HEARTSMAP psychosocial assessment tool for multidisciplinary use and in diverse emergency settings
Paediatrics & Child Health
Punit Virk and Rob Stenstrom and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxy017

Paediatric emergency department overcrowding and adverse patient outcomes
Paediatrics & Child Health
Melissa Chan and Garth Meckler and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxx111

The association of exposure to suicide-related Internet content and emergency department visits in children: A population-based time series analysis
Canadian Journal of Public Health
Naveen Poonai and Shruti Mehrotra and Muhammad Mamdani and Anastasia Patmanidis and Michael Miller and Javeed Sukhera and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.17269/cjph.108.6079

A Psychosocial Assessment Tool for Pediatric Emergency Departments
Journal of Emergency Medicine

Reliability testing of the HEARTSMAP psychosocial assessment tool for multidisciplinary use and in diverse emergency settings
Paediatrics & Child Health

Workload of Team Leaders and Team Members During a Simulated Sepsis Scenario
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Nancy M. Tofil and Yiqun Lin and John Zhong and Dawn Taylor Peterson and Marjorie Lee White and Vincent Grant and David J. Grant and Ronald Gottesman and Stephanie N. Sudikoff and Mark Adler and Kimberly Marohn and Jennifer Davidson and Adam Cheng
DOI: 10.1097/pcc.0000000000001258

Emergency Department Flow Measures for Adult and Pediatric Patients in British Columbia and Ontario: A Retrospective, Repeated Cross-Sectional Study
The Journal of Emergency Medicine
Gregory Georgio and Astrid Guttmann and Quynh H. Doan
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.05.004

Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy and Judicious Use of Pediatric Emergency Resources
Pediatric Emergency Care
Michael Xu and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1097/pec.0000000000001215

Advancing Concussion Assessment in Pediatrics (A-CAP): a prospective, concurrent cohort, longitudinal study of mild traumatic brain injury in children: protocol study
BMJ Open
Keith Owen Yeates and Miriam Beauchamp and William Craig and Quynh Doan and Roger Zemek and Bruce Bjornson and Jocelyn Gravel and Angelo Mikrogianakis and Bradley Goodyear and Nishard Abdeen and Christian Beaulieu and Mathieu Dehaes and Sylvain Deschenes and Ashley Harris and Catherine Lebel and Ryan Lamont and Tyler Williamson and Karen Maria Barlow and Francois Bernier and Brian L Brooks and Carolyn Emery and Stephen B Freedman and Kristina Kowalski and Kelly Mrklas and Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen and Kathryn J Schneider
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017012

Return visits to the pediatric emergency department: A multicentre retrospective cohort study
Colin B. Meyer-Macaulay and Mimi Truong and Garth D. Meckler and Quynh H. Doan
DOI: 10.1017/cem.2017.40

Emergency Department Return Visits Within a Large Geographic Area
The Journal of Emergency Medicine
Mimi Truong and Garth Meckler and Quynh H. Doan
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.01.009

Constipation and paediatric emergency department utilization
Paediatrics & Child Health
Alison Nutter and Garth Meckler and Mimi Truong and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxx041

Propofol and ketamine in combination versus ketamine or propofol alone for procedural sedation in children outside of the operating room
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jeff MS Bishop and J Mark Ansermino and Ruth A Milner and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.cd009862.pub2

Outcomes From Referrals and Unscheduled Visits From Community Emergency Departments to a Regional Pediatric Emergency Department in Canada
Pediatric Emergency Care
Ethan Reiner and Ardalan Ahmadi and Eric Grafstein and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1097/pec.0000000000001013

Pediatric information seeking behaviour, information needs, and information preferences of health care professionals in general emergency departments: Results from the Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) Needs Assessment
Shannon D. Scott and Lauren Albrecht and Lisa M. Given and Lisa Hartling and David W. Johnson and Mona Jabbour and Terry P. Klassen
DOI: 10.1017/cem.2016.406

Using Nurse Practitioners to Optimize Patient Flow in a Pediatric Emergency Department
Pediatric Emergency Care
Karen Muller and Zoe Chee and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1097/pec.0000000000000676

Trends in Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization for Mental Health-Related Visits
The Journal of Pediatrics
Elisa Mapelli and Tyler Black and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.07.004

Factors Influencing the Decision to Attend a Pediatric Emergency Department for Nonemergent Complaints
Pediatric Emergency Care
Victoria Smith and Majd Mustafa and Eric Grafstein and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1097/pec.0000000000000392

Diagnosing Clinically Significant Dehydration in Children with Acute Gastroenteritis Using Noninvasive Methods: A Meta-Analysis
The Journal of Pediatrics
Stephen B. Freedman and Ben Vandermeer and Andrea Milne and Lisa Hartling and David Johnson and Karen Black and Robert Porter and Gary Joubert and Serge Gouin and Quynh Doan and Janie Williamson and Lynell Aucoin and Eleanor Fitzpatrick and Mona Jabbour and Terry Klassen
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.12.029

Perception of CPR quality: Influence of CPR feedback, Just-in-Time CPR training and provider role
Adam Cheng and Frank Overly and David Kessler and Vinay M. Nadkarni and Yiqun Lin and Quynh Doan and Jonathan P. Duff and Nancy M. Tofil and Farhan Bhanji and Mark Adler and Alex Charnovich and Elizabeth A. Hunt and Linda L. Brown
DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2014.11.015

Improving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation With a CPR Feedback Device and Refresher Simulations (CPR CARES Study)
JAMA Pediatrics
Adam Cheng and Linda L. Brown and Jonathan P. Duff and Jennifer Davidson and Frank Overly and Nancy M. Tofil and Dawn T. Peterson and Marjorie L. White and Farhan Bhanji and Ilana Bank and Ronald Gottesman and Mark Adler and John Zhong and Vincent Grant and David J. Grant and Stephanie N. Sudikoff and Kimberly Marohn and Alex Charnovich and Elizabeth A. Hunt and David O. Kessler and Hubert Wong and Nicola Robertson and Yiqun Lin and Quynh Doan and Jordan M. Duval-Arnould and Vinay M. Nadkarni
DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.2616

Variability in quality of chest compressions provided during simulated cardiac arrest across nine pediatric institutions
Adam Cheng and Elizabeth A. Hunt and David Grant and Yiqun Lin and Vincent Grant and Jonathan P. Duff and Marjorie Lee White and Dawn Taylor Peterson and John Zhong and Ronald Gottesman and Stephanie Sudikoff and Quynh Doan and Vinay M. Nadkarni
DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.08.024

Trends in use in a Canadian pediatric emergency department
Quynh Doan and Emerson D. Genuis and Alvis Yu
DOI: 10.2310/8000.2013.131280

Bone Fractures in Children: Is There an Association with Obesity?
The Journal of Pediatrics
Vikram Sabhaney and Kathy Boutis and Gaby Yang and Lorena Barra and Reetika Tripathi and Tinh Trung Tran and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.04.006

Forecasting the effect of physician assistants in a pediatric ED
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Quynh Doan and William Hall and Steven Shechter and Niranjan Kissoon and Sam Sheps and Joel Singer and Hubert Wong and David Johnson
DOI: 10.1097/01.jaa.0000451860.95151.e1

Do obese children experience more severe fractures than nonobese children? A cross-sectional study from a paediatric emergency department
Paediatrics & Child Health
Charisse Kwan and Quynh Doan and John Paul Oliveria and Melissa Ouyang and Andrew Howard and Kathy Boutis
DOI: 10.1093/pch/19.5.251

Accuracy of the Weight-for-age Index in Identifying Obese Children in the Emergency Setting
Journal of Research in Obesity
Reetika Tripathi and Quynh Doan and Vikram Sabhaney and Kathy Boutis
DOI: 10.5171/2014.558641

Paediatric patient family engagement with clinical research at a tertiary care paediatric hospital
Paediatrics and Child Health
DOI: 10.1093/pch/19.10.537

The Effect of Medical Trainees on Pediatric Emergency Department Flow: A Discrete Event Simulation Modeling Study
Academic Emergency Medicine
Emerson D. Genuis and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1111/acem.12252

The role of physician assistants in pediatric emergency medicine: the physician's view
Quynh Doan and Shalea Piteau and Sam Sheps and Joel Singer and Hubert Wong and David Johnson and Niranjan Kissoon
DOI: 10.2310/8000.2013.131030

Parents' willingness to have their child receive care by physician assistants in a pediatric emergency department
Quynh Doan and Sam Sheps and Hubert Wong and Joel Singer and David Johnson and Niranjan Kissoon
DOI: 10.2310/8000.2013.130745

Assessment of the Reliability of Active Radiofrequency Identification Technology for Patient Tracking in the Pediatric Emergency Department
Pediatric Emergency Care
Geoffrey R. Hung and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1097/pec.0b013e31828098e1

Performance of the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale for Children: A Multicenter Database Study
Annals of Emergency Medicine
Jocelyn Gravel and Eleanor Fitzpatrick and Serge Gouin and Kelly Millar and Sarah Curtis and Gary Joubert and Kathy Boutis and Chantal Guimont and Ran D. Goldman and Alexander S. Dubrovsky and Robert Porter and Darcy Beer and Quynh Doan and Martin H. Osmond
DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.05.024

Body Mass Index and the Odds of Acute Injury in Children
Pediatric Emergency Care
Jennifer Campbell and Abdullah Alqhatani and Lindsay McRae and Niranjan Kissoon and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1097/pec.0b013e31827b4631

A Systematic Review of Patient Tracking Systems for Use in the Pediatric Emergency Department
The Journal of Emergency Medicine
Ian Dobson and Quynh Doan and Geoffrey Hung
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.02.017

The Role of Physician Assistants in a Pediatric Emergency Department
Pediatric Emergency Care
Quynh Doan and Vikram Sabhaney and Niranjan Kissoon and David Johnson and Sam Sheps and Joel Singer
DOI: 10.1097/pec.0b013e3182627ce5

Canadians' Willingness to Receive Care by Physician Assistants
Canadian Family Physician
PubMed: PMC3419003

A Presurvey and Postsurvey of a Web- and Simulation-Based Course of Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks for Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Emergency Care
Adam Bretholz and Quynh Doan and Adam Cheng and Gillian Lauder
DOI: 10.1097/pec.0b013e3182586f42

Cost-effectiveness of Metered-Dose Inhalers for Asthma Exacerbations in the Pediatric Emergency Department
Q. Doan and A. Shefrin and D. Johnson
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2010-2963

A systematic review: The role and impact of the physician assistant in the emergency department
Emergency Medicine Australasia
Quynh Doan and Vikram Sabhaney and Niranjan Kissoon and Sam Sheps and Joel Singer
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2010.01368.x

Prospective Assessment of Practice Pattern Variations in the Treatment of Pediatric Gastroenteritis
S. B. Freedman and S. Gouin and M. Bhatt and K. J. L. Black and D. Johnson and C. Guimont and G. Joubert and R. Porter and Q. Doan and R. van Wylick and S. Schuh and E. Atenafu and M. Eltorky and D. Cho and A. Plint and for Pediatric Emergency Research Canada
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2010-2214

The impact of an oral rehydration clinical pathway in a paediatric emergency department
Paediatrics & Child Health
Quynh Doan and Mercedes Chan and Vicki Leung and Esther Lee and Niranjan Kissoon
DOI: 10.1093/pch/15.8.503

Body mass index and the risk of acute injury in adolescents
Paediatrics & Child Health
Quynh Doan and Mieke Koehoorn and Niranjan Kissoon
DOI: 10.1093/pch/15.6.351

Determinants of influenza immunization uptake in Canadian youths
Zhuo Li and Quynh Doan and Simon Dobson
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.02.068

Rapid viral diagnosis for acute febrile respiratory illness in children in the Emergency Department
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Quynh Doan and Paul Enarson and Niranjan Kissoon and Terry P Klassen and David W Johnson
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.cd006452.pub2

A Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Impact of Early and Rapid Diagnosis of Viral Infections in Children Brought to an Emergency Department with Febrile Respiratory Tract Illnesses
The Journal of Pediatrics
Quynh H. Doan and Niranjan Kissoon and Simon Dobson and Sandy Whitehouse and Doug Cochrane and Brian Schmidt and Eva Thomas
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2008.07.043

Ureteral Obstruction as a Complication of Vertebral Osteomyelitis and Discitis: A Patient Report
Clinical Pediatrics
Quynh H. Doan and James E. Carter
DOI: 10.1177/000992280204100915


Advancing Concussion Assessment in Pediatrics
The aim of this study is to more accurately identify mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion, and to predict its long-term outcomes by studying a broad pool of neurological and psychosocial markers used in diagnosing mTBI.

Evaluation of MyHEARTSMAP, a self-reporting youth mental health assessment & management tool
Adapted from the clinical HEARTSMAP tool, MyHEARTSMAP is a youth mental health self-assessment tool designed for use by youth and their families in the emergency department (ED). Upon completion of the self-assessment, the tool generates recommendations for services that youth and families can access depending on their self-assessment scoring. This study aims to evaluate MyHEARTSMAP by assessing the tool's predictive validity, determining the feasibility of its use in the ED, and evaluating the impact of screening on health resource seeking behaviour of participants with identified mental health concerns.

Meeting Pediatric Mental Health Needs in the Emergency Department – HEARTSMAP Expansion
HEARTSMAP is an electronic, clinical assessment tool developed to guide clinical care for pediatric patients presenting to the ED with mental health complaints. This tool is being implemented across BC as the gold standard assessment for emergency pediatric mental health visits . The aim of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of implementing HEARTSMAP in emergency departments and its impact on health service measures such as ED utilization, flow, and outcomes.

Research Group Members

Sana Aghakeshmiri, Research Assistant
Simon Anderson, Research Assistant
Ravia Arora, Research Assistant
Ravia Arora, Research Assistant
Aman Atwal, Research Assistant
Hawmid Azizi, Student Research Assistant
Mantej Badhan, Research Assistant
Beenu Bajwa, Research Assistant
Rajan Bola, Research Assistant
Heather Burt, Research Assistant
Jocelyn Chan
Siaw Yee Chew, Research Assistant
Jason Choi, Research Assistant
Clement Chui, Research Asst/Tech 2 - Emergency
Alaina Chun, Research Assistant
Monika Cieslak
Tammy Do, Work Learn Student
Kamand Doraki, Research Assistant
Bryan Fong, Research Assistant
Greg Georgio, START Program Coordinator
Elizabeth Hankinson
Brooke Harris, INSPIRE Student
Tatsuma Hind, Research Assitant
Rosalie Ho
Hebah Hussaina, Co-op Student
Takuro Ishikawa, Research Assistant
Soraiya Lalani, Volunteer Research Assistant
Erik Lamoureux, Research Assistant
Taryne Landry, FLEX Medical Student
Deenah Laron
Alison Lee, Resident
Joshua Lee
Brian Li, Research Assistant
Andy Liu, FLEX Medical Student
Frannie MacKenzie
Abbey MacLellan, Volunteer Research Assistant
Kate Maki, Resident
Kelly Morrison, Research Nurse
Jess Paul, Resident
Anthony Pookpun, INSPIRE Student
Mitchell Prost, Research Assistant
Kayleigh Ross, Research Staff
Lea Separovic, Research Assistant
Ally Slattery
Karly Stillwell, Research Asst/Tech 4
Hanna Thobani, Research Assistant
Nathaniel Villanueva
Punit Virk, Research Asst/Tech 3
Reece Wakefield, Research Assistant
Sierra Wessel, Research Assistant
Bo Yang, FLEX Medical Student
Kiki Yu, Research Assistant
Jenny Zhang, Research Assistant
Dylan Zhao