Karen Born

Assistant Professor
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Karen Born, PhD is an assistant professor (teaching stream) and interim program director of the M.HSc. in Health Administration. Karen served as Knowledge Translation Lead for the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign from 2015–2022 and in that capacity was responsible for dissemination of campaign content to patients and the public, the integration of the campaign into medical education and coordination of the Choosing Wisely international collaboration. She is recognized for the ability to effectively disseminate and communicate research and evidence to a wide range of health care system stakeholders, including decision makers and the public. Karen recently served as the Assistant Scientific Director for the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table and co-founded the health care policy blog, healthydebate.ca. Karen teaches on knowledge translation, health policy, patient safety, quality improvement and resource stewardship.

Pandemic Related Publications

Born K, Levinson W. Reframing Resource Stewardship and Sustainability as Professionalism: What Can Efforts for a Net-Zero Health System Learn from Choosing Wisely Campaigns? Healthc Pap. 2020 Oct;19(3):35-40. doi: 10.12927/hcpap.2020.26375. PMID: 33337301 

Leis J A, Born K B, Theriault G, Ostrow O, Grill A, Johnston K B et al. Using antibiotics wisely for respiratory tract infection in the era of covid-19 BMJ  2020;  371 :m4125 doi:10.1136/bmj.m4125 

Soong C, Born KB, Levinson W. Less is more, now more than ever. BMJ Qual Saf. 2021 Jan;30(1):56-58. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2020-011444. Epub 2020 May 22. PMID: 32444426. 

Born, KB, Levinson, W, Correia, L, Vernero, S. Using resources wisely in the COVID-19 pandemic: an international list of Choosing Wisely recommendations.Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 16-21, may 2020. ISSN 2675-021X. 

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