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 and BC lead physician for the Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) network.


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

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

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, Astrid Guttmann, Quynh H. Doan
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.05.004

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

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

Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy and Judicious Use of Pediatric Emergency Resources
Pediatric Emergency Care
Michael Xu, 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, Miriam Beauchamp, William Craig, Quynh Doan, Roger Zemek, Bruce Bjornson, Jocelyn Gravel, Angelo Mikrogianakis, Bradley Goodyear, Nishard Abdeen, Christian Beaulieu, Mathieu Dehaes, Sylvain Deschenes, Ashley Harris, Catherine Lebel, Ryan Lamont, Tyler Williamson, Karen Maria Barlow, Francois Bernier, Brian L Brooks, Carolyn Emery, Stephen B Freedman, Kristina Kowalski, Kelly Mrklas, Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen, Kathryn J Schneider
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017012

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

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

Constipation and paediatric emergency department utilization
Paediatrics & Child Health
Alison Nutter, Garth Meckler, Mimi Truong, 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, J Mark Ansermino, Ruth A Milner, Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.cd009862.pub2

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, Lauren Albrecht, Lisa M. Given, Lisa Hartling, David W. Johnson, Mona Jabbour, Terry P. Klassen
DOI: 10.1017/cem.2016.406

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

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

Trends in Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization for Mental Health-Related Visits
The Journal of Pediatrics
Elisa Mapelli, Tyler Black, 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, Majd Mustafa, Eric Grafstein, 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, Ben Vandermeer, Andrea Milne, Lisa Hartling, David Johnson, Karen Black, Robert Porter, Gary Joubert, Serge Gouin, Quynh Doan, Janie Williamson, Lynell Aucoin, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Mona Jabbour, Terry Klassen
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.12.029

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do obese children experience more severe fractures than nonobese children? A cross-sectional study from a paediatric emergency department
Paediatrics & Child Health
Charisse Kwan, Quynh Doan, John Paul Oliveria, Melissa Ouyang, Andrew Howard, 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, Quynh Doan, Vikram Sabhaney, 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, Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1111/acem.12252

The role of physician assistants in pediatric emergency medicine: the physician's view
Quynh Doan, Shalea Piteau, Sam Sheps, Joel Singer, Hubert Wong, David Johnson, 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, Sam Sheps, Hubert Wong, Joel Singer, David Johnson, 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, 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, Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Serge Gouin, Kelly Millar, Sarah Curtis, Gary Joubert, Kathy Boutis, Chantal Guimont, Ran D. Goldman, Alexander S. Dubrovsky, Robert Porter, Darcy Beer, Quynh Doan, 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, Abdullah Alqhatani, Lindsay McRae, Niranjan Kissoon, 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, Quynh Doan, Geoffrey Hung
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.02.017

The Role of Physician Assistants in a Pediatric Emergency DepartmentA Center Review and Survey
Pediatric Emergency Care
Quynh Doan, Vikram Sabhaney, Niranjan Kissoon, David Johnson, Sam Sheps, 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, Quynh Doan, Adam Cheng, Gillian Lauder
DOI: 10.1097/pec.0b013e3182586f42

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

A systematic review: The role and impact of the physician assistant in the emergency departmentPhysician assistants in the ED
Emergency Medicine Australasia
Quynh Doan, Vikram Sabhaney, Niranjan Kissoon, Sam Sheps, 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, S. Gouin, M. Bhatt, K. J. L. Black, D. Johnson, C. Guimont, G. Joubert, R. Porter, Q. Doan, R. van Wylick, S. Schuh, E. Atenafu, M. Eltorky, D. Cho, A. Plint, 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, Mercedes Chan, Vicki Leung, Esther Lee, 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, Mieke Koehoorn, Niranjan Kissoon
DOI: 10.1093/pch/15.6.351

Determinants of influenza immunization uptake in Canadian youths
Zhuo Li, Quynh Doan, 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, Paul Enarson, Niranjan Kissoon, Terry P Klassen, 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, Niranjan Kissoon, Simon Dobson, Sandy Whitehouse, Doug Cochrane, Brian Schmidt, 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, 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

Parastoo Ghanbari
Nathaniel Villanueva
Claire Lin
Reece Wakefield, Research Assistant
Deenah Larson
Joshua Lee
Vivian Lee
Punit Virk
Clement Chui
Ally Slattery
Derin Karacabeyli
Kelly Morrison, Research Nurse
Siana Lai
Tatsuma Hind
Manjosh Uppal, Research Assistant
Karly Stillwell
Greg Georgio
Rosalie Ho
Trevor Wong, High School Student
Jessica Flores, .
Harsimran Grewal
Judy Ban, Research Assistant
Shermeen Imtiaz
Nolan Wong
Jas Hans
Tammy Do
Natasha Au
Bryan Fong
Frannie MacKenzie
Lucy Zhao
Hawmid Azizi
Dylan Zhao
David Tse
Raheesa Jina, Research Assistant
Alison Lee
Elizabeth Hankinson
Erik Lamoureux
Sabrina Ge, Clinical Research Assistant
Monika Cieslak
Benetta Chin
Kate Maki
Jess Paul
Lea Separovic, Undergraduate Student
Rajan Bola
Jocelyn Chan