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Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

Assistant Director, McMaster Health Forum
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI)
Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis



T: (905) 525-9140, ext. 22171

McMaster Health Forum
1280 Main Street West, MML-417
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4L6

Mike Wilson is the assistant director of the McMaster Health Forum, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI), and a member of CHEPA. He obtained his PhD from McMaster University in the Health Research Methodology Program, holds a BHSc from McMaster and studied political science at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on supporting the use of research evidence by health system decision-makers, including policymakers and stakeholders such as community-based organizations. This includes conducting syntheses (e.g., rapid syntheses, citizen briefs and evidence briefs) that can be used by health system decision-makers to address pressing health system issues, convening citizen panels to identify citizens’ values and preferences for addressing health-system issues and stakeholder dialogues to support collective problem solving among policymakers, stakeholders and researchers. 


  • knowledge translation
  • citizen engagement methods and evaluation
  • politics of health systems


Wilson MG, Lavis JN, Gauvin FP. Designing Integrated Approaches to Support People with Multimorbidity: Key Messages from Systematic Reviews, Health System Leaders and Citizens. Healthcare Policy 2016; 12(2): e91-104.

Wilson MG, Grimshaw JM, Haynes RB, Hanna S, Raina P, Gruen R, Ouimet M, Lavis JN. A process evaluation accompanying an attempted randomized controlled trial of an evidence service for health-system policy makers. Health Research Policy & Systems 2015; 13: 78.

Wilson MG, Lavis JN, Ellen ME. Supporting chronic pain management across provincial and territorial health systems in Canada: Findings from two stakeholder dialogues. Pain Research & Management 2015; 20(5): 269-79. 

Wilson MG, Béland F, Julien D, Gauvin L, Guindon GE, Roy D, Campbell K, Comeau DG, Davidson H, Raina P, Sattler D, Vrkljan B. Interventions for preventing, delaying the onset, or decreasing the burden of frailty: An Overview of Systematic Reviews. Systematic Reviews 2015; 4: 128.

Wilson MG, Lavis JN, Gauvin FP. Developing a rapid response program for health system decision-makers in Canada: Findings from an issue brief and stakeholder dialogue. Systematic Reviews 2015; 4: 25.

Lavis JN, Wilson MG, Hammill AC, Moat KA, Boyko JA, Grimshaw JM, Flottorp S. Developing and Refining the Methods for a ‘One-stop Shop’ for Research Evidence about Health Systems. Health Research Policy and Systems 2015; 12:10.

Wilson MG, Moat K, Lavis JN. The global stock of systematic reviews relevant to health systems policymaking. Health Research Policy & Systems 2013; 11: 32.

Wilson MG, Lavis JN, Grimshaw J. Supporting the use of research evidence in the Canadian health sector. Healthcare Quarterly 2012; 15(special issue): 58-62.

Wilson MG, Lavis JN, Guta A.  Community-based organizations in the health sector: A scoping review. Health Research Policy & Systems 2012; 10(1): 36.

Wilson MG & Lavis JN.  Community-based organizations and how to support their use of systematic reviews:  A qualitative study.  Evidence & Policy 2011; 7(4): 449-469.

Wilson MG, Lavis JN, Travers R, Rourke SB. Community-based knowledge transfer and exchange: Helping community-based organizations link research to action. Implementation Science 2010;5(1):33.



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