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Dr. Joanne Goldman is a C-QuIPS Scientist, Cross-Appointed Researcher at The Wilson Centre, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. Her primary research interest is using sociologically informed theoretical and methodological perspectives to study quality improvement and patient safety education and practice. 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 titled “An ethnography of interprofessional interactions in discharge in a Canadian acute care setting”.  Upon graduation, Joanne undertook a postdoctoral position with scientists from C-QuIPS, The Wilson Centre, and St. Michael’s Hospital. This postdoctoral study, titled “A case study of advanced post-licensure quality improvement and patient safety education” was funded by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Joanne was a Research Fellow at The Wilson Centre during her doctoral and postdoctoral training.

Prior to working at C-QuIPS, 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. Her work included 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 has been an Associate Editor since 2014.

Core Members

C-QUIPS core members are University of Toronto faculty members, with research or educational activities that align with the mission of the Centre. Core members are participate in Centre educational and research activities in a consistent and robust manner. They frequently lead and/or teach for CQuIPS education programs, present at symposia and/or collaborate on research projects with other members of the Centre. They may also supervise C-QUIPS education program participants.

Affiliated Members

C-QUIPS affiliate members are University of Toronto faculty members, with research or educational activities that align with the mission of the Centre. They help advance the mission of the Centre through research or education when opportunities arise, but their collaboration in research or educational activities with the Centre is more ad hoc. Affiliate members often attend C-QUIPS events and may occasionally be asked to collaborate on a research project, provide a lecture in one of the Centre’s education programs or present at rounds or symposia.


General membership is offered to anyone who has demonstrated interest in quality improvement or patient safety. General members are included on the CQuIPS mailing list and invited to CQuIPS events.

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