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Emily McDonald (MD/MSc)

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Department of Medicine (McGill)

Research Profile

 Fundamental: 50%
 Clinical: 0%
 Epidemiology: 50%
 Evaluation: 0%
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Quality improvement • patient safety • infection

Research Interests

My research focuses on interventions related to polypharmacy, safe and effective prescribing, and medication rationalization. A number of my studies relating to the appropriate use of hospital resources, tests and investigations have been published in high impact peer-reviewed journals and several relating to safer prescribing in older adults were featured recently in the media. I supervise postgraduate students in the field of medication safety and have received funding from the CIHR, the Centre for Ageing and Brain Health Innovation, the Canadian Frailty Network and, locally, from the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI-4).

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Latest Publications

  1. Perri, G.-A., Bortolussi-Courval, É., Brinton, C. D., Berall, A., Santiago, A. T., Morcos, M., Lee, T. C. & McDonald, E. G. (2022). MedSafer to Support Deprescribing for Residents of Long-Term Care: a Mixed-Methods Study. Canadian geriatrics journal : CGJ, vol. 25, p. 175-182.
  2. Rasiah, J., Prorok, J. C., Adekpedjou, R., Barrie, C., Basualdo, C., Burns, R., De Paul, V., Donnelly, C., Doyle, A., Frank, C., Dolsen, S. G., Giguère, A., Hsiung, S., Kim, P., McDonald, E. G., O'Grady, H., Patey, A., Puxty, J., Racey, M., Resin, J., Sims-Gould, J., Stewart, S., Theou, O., Webster, S. & Muscedere, J. (2022). Enabling Healthy Aging to AVOID Frailty in Community Dwelling Older Canadians. Canadian geriatrics journal : CGJ, vol. 25, p. 202-211.
  3. Bai, A. D., Lo, C. K., Komorowski, A. S., Suresh, M., Guo, K., Garg, A., Tandon, P., Senecal, J., Corpo, O. D., Stefanova, I., Fogarty, C., Butler-Laporte, G., McDonald, E. G., Cheng, M. P., Morris, A. M., Loeb, M. & Lee, T. C. (2022). Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia mortality across country income groups: A secondary analysis of a systematic review. International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.
  4. Rouette, J., McDonald, E. G., Schuster, T., Brophy, J. M. & Azoulay, L. (2022). Treatment and prescribing trends of antihypertensive drugs in 2.7 million UK primary care patients over 31 years: a population-based cohort study. BMJ open, vol. 12, p. e057510.
  5. Lee, T. C., Murthy, S., Del Corpo, O., Senécal, J., Butler-Laporte, G., Sohani, Z. N., Brophy, J. M. & McDonald, E. G. (2022). Remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
  6. Moryousef, J., Bortolussi-Courval, É., Podymow, T., Lee, T. C., Trinh, E. & McDonald, E. G. (2022). Deprescribing Opportunities for Hospitalized Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease on Hemodialysis: A Secondary Analysis of the MedSafer Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Canadian journal of kidney health and disease, vol. 9, p. 20543581221098778.
  7. Spellberg, B., Aggrey, G., Brennan, M. B., Footer, B., Forrest, G., Hamilton, F., Minejima, E., Moore, J., Ahn, J., Angarone, M., Centor, R. M., Cherabuddi, K., Curran, J., Davar, K., Davis, J., Dong, M. Q., Ghanem, B., Hutcheon, D., Jent, P., Kang, M., Lee, R., McDonald, E. G., Morris, A. M., Reece, R., Schwartz, I. S., So, M., Tong, S., Tucker, C., Wald-Dickler, N., Weinstein, E. J., Williams, R., Yen, C., Zhou, S., Lee, T. C. & WikiGuidelines Group (2022). Use of Novel Strategies to Develop Guidelines for Management of Pyogenic Osteomyelitis in Adults: A WikiGuidelines Group Consensus Statement. JAMA network open, vol. 5, p. e2211321.
  8. Lee, T. C., Morris, A. M., Schwartz, I. S. & McDonald, E. G. (2022). Allocated but not treated: the silent 16. Lancet (London, England), vol. 399, p. 1775.
  9. Bai, A. D., Lo, C. K. L., Komorowski, A. S., Suresh, M., Guo, K., Garg, A., Tandon, P., Senecal, J., Del Corpo, O., Stefanova, I., Fogarty, C., Butler-Laporte, G., McDonald, E. G., Cheng, M. P., Morris, A. M., Loeb, M. & Lee, T. C. (2022). What Is the Optimal Follow-up Length for Mortality in Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia? Observations From a Systematic Review of Attributable Mortality. Open forum infectious diseases, vol. 9, p. ofac096.
  10. Lee, T. C., Vigod, S., Bortolussi-Courval, É., Hanula, R., Boulware, D. R., Lenze, E. J., Reiersen, A. M. & McDonald, E. G. (2022). Fluvoxamine for Outpatient Management of COVID-19 to Prevent Hospitalization: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA network open, vol. 5, p. e226269.
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