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Dr. Bryant’s research focuses on
four themes:

  • Development and evaluation of new methodological issues and novel research designs
  • Identifying common methodological shortcomings and providing a framework for educational discussion to improve the validity of future research designs
  • Development and evaluation of outcomes measures
  • Clinical studies
Professional Bios

Dianne Bryant, MSc, PhD

Dr. Dianne Bryant is an Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Health Sciences and in the Department of Surgery in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, at the University of Western Ontario and a Part-time Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics at McMaster University. She is also Director of EmPOWER Health Research Inc. She is recognized as an outstanding researcher demonstrating leadership and creativity in the development of study methodology to facilitate research in surgery and rehabilitation. She is a highly skilled methodologist and an expert in conducting systematic reviews, randomized trials, diagnostic validity studies, risk factor identification, surveys and cohort studies.

Of note, her work has been published in prestigious health care journals such as JAMA, BMJ, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; and in high impact disciplinespecific journals including The American Journal of Sport Medicine, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology and Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. Dr. Bryant has been successful in obtaining peer-reviewed research grants as Principle Investigator that total over 2.1 million dollars from various funding sources, including CIHR and CFI. In addition, she has collaborated on several other successful grants totaling over 5 million dollars. Her research has been recognized with an Early Researcher Award, a Canada Foundation for Innovation Award, and the Cochrane Review Incentive Scheme in the UK and was nominated for the Richard Caspari Award by The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.