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Faculty Member

Junqiang Zhao PhD

Email Address(es)
Clinical Public Health Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Implementation Science
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Patient-Oriented Research
  • Quality of Care
  • Complexity Science
  • Realist Methodology
  • Qualitative Research and Mixed Methods Research


Dr. Junqiang Zhao is a health services researcher with a nursing background. His research interests include implementation science, shared decision-making, and patient-oriented research. He approaches his work through a lens of critical realism and complexity science. Dr. Zhao’s methodological expertise includes realist approaches, mixed methods, and complex system approaches for intervention development and evaluation. His current research focuses on promoting patient engagement in healthcare decision-making in forensic mental health settings.

Teaching responsibilities

CHL5632H: Application of Implementation Science in Global Health (With Dr. Xiaolin Wei)

Ongoing Research Projects (as PI)

2023-2024, Shared Decision-Making with the Aging Populations in Forensic Mental Health Settings: A Knowledge Synthesis and Research Priority Setting Study Using an Integrated Knowledge Translation Approach, by Canadian Institutes of Health Research