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Joanne Goldman, PhD

Research Education Lead and Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Joanne Goldman is a medical sociologist who uses sociologically informed theoretical and methodological perspectives to study quality improvement and patient safety. She is interested in how socio-cultural and structural factors shape health care professionals’ education and clinical practices. In 2015, Joanne obtained her PhD from the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto. She received a CIHR Doctoral Research Award for her study entitled “An ethnography of interprofessional interactions in discharge in a Canadian acute care setting”. Joanne has been a Research Fellow at The Wilson Centre, University Health Network since 2010.

Prior to working at CQuIPS, Joanne worked for over 15 years in health care education and services research at Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. During this time, she was engaged in research in the fields of continuing education, interprofessional education and practice and knowledge translation. Most recently she worked on a study examining barriers and facilitators to the integration of continuing education, quality improvement, patient safety and knowledge translation initiatives and an ethnographic study on teamwork in intensive care units. She has also participated in Cochrane and scoping reviews in the areas of interprofessional education and practice. Joanne began working with the Journal of Interprofessional Care in 2007 as a short reports editor, was the Managing Editor for four years, and is now an Associate Editor.

Joanne is a Research Education Lead and Postdoctoral Fellow at CQuIPS, Her postdoctoral work is a collaboration with scientists from CQuIPS, The Wilson Centre, and St. Michael’s Hospital. Joanne is interested in using qualitative methodological approaches to examine the intersections between education, practice and organizational contexts, and how professional training and socialization shape health care providers’ quality improvement understandings and practices.