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Improving health care through research

About Dr. Patrick McGrath

Dr. Patrick McGrath

Dr. Patrick McGrath is Integrated Vice President-Research and Innovation at the IWK Health Centre and the Capital District Health Authority, Professor of Psychology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Canada Research Chair, at Dalhousie University. He is a leading researcher on pediatric pain and on the use of media to increase access to psychosocial health care. His research has been recognized by appointment to the Order of Canada and election to the Royal Society of Canada and the Academy of Health Sciences of Canada.

He has published over 400 articles, book chapters, abstracts, comments and editorials, 14 books and 5 internationally translated and distributed patient manuals. These are available at Google Scholar.

This blog is about health care from the point of view of a health care official and scientist. The opinions expressed are those of Dr. Patrick McGrath and not necessarily those of his employers (the IWK and Capital District Health Authority).

Others will appear as guest bloggers from time to time as the purpose of this blog is to generate ideas on how to improve health care through research.


  • Health Research Administration
  • Psychology
  • Pain
  • Mental Health
  • Research