Ongoing projects

Upcoming guidelines with the CTFPHC

Depression in children and adolescents

Screening for depression in children and adolescents: a protocol for a systematic review update. Syst Rev 10, 24 (2021).


Depression in pregnancy and postpartum

 Screening for depression in women during pregnancy or the first year postpartum and in the general adult population: a protocol for two systematic reviews to update a guideline of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Syst Rev 8, 27 (2019).

Tobacco smoking in adults

Effectiveness of stop smoking interventions among adults: protocol for an overview of systematic reviews and an updated systematic review. Syst Rev 8, 28 (2019).

Prostate cancer

(protocol coming soon)


(protocol coming soon)

Other KSAU research activities

Living rapid review on the risk of COVID-19 transmission in activities and rapid antigen testing

In collaboration with the Ireland Research Board and SPOR Evidence Alliance


Beck A, Bennett A, Shaver N, Vyas N, Zitikyte G, Whelan B, et al. COVID-19 rapid antigen testing and transmission risk associated with different activities or settings: Two living rapid reviews. Open Science Framework (OSF); 18 Jan2022. Available from:


A living evidence approach to variants of concern (VOC) and COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

A CIHR funded grant in collaboration with McMaster University.

Iorio A, Little J, Linkins L, Abdelkader W, Bennett D, Lavis JN. COVID-19 living evidence profile #6: What is the efficacy and effectiveness of available COVID-19 vaccines in general and specifically for variants of concern? Hamilton: Health Information Research Unit, weekly since 23 April 2021.


Infection prevention and control measures for Ebola Virus and Marburg disease: A series of rapid systematic reviews

In collaboration with the WHO and SPOR Evidence Alliance. 


The impact of firearm legislation on domestic homicide, femicide, and suicide: A scoping review

In collaboration with St. Michael's Hospital and SPOR Evidence Alliance.