Dr. Margaret Saari is an applied health services researcher working with the SE Research Centre and Professional Practice teams to help move research evidence into practice. Dr. Saari has 10+ years of experience in research to improve effective utilization of routinely-collected data to support clinical and operational decision-making, increasing engagement of clients and families in care planning as well as the design of new home and community care programs, and the integration of community services to improve the quality and experience of community care. Margaret completed her PhD at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto where she now holds Adjunct Faculty status. Margaret is also a Fellow with interRAI, an international collaborative of health and social services researchers and professionals that promotes evidence-informed clinical practice and policy decision making through the collection and interpretation of high-quality data about the characteristics and outcomes of persons served across a variety of health and social services settings. Prior to moving to a career in research, Margaret worked clinically as a registered nurse in ambulatory care settings and as a hospital-based care coordinator facilitating client transitions back to community. Follow Margaret on Twitter @trifectaRN.
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