Kathryn Nicholson, PhD

nicholson_k_160x180.pngAdjunct Research Professor
E-mail: kathryn.nicholson@schulich.uwo.ca


  • Quality Improvement and Information Management with the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario 

Research Cluster Membership

Research Interests

  • Multimorbidity
  • Polypharmacy
  • Primary health care
  • Electronic medical records
  • Chronic disease
  • Patient-centred care
  • Team-based care
  • Longitudinal analyses 


  • BHSc (Honors), MSc (Epidemiology), and PhD (Epidemiology) at Schuilch School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

Selected Publications

  • Nicholson K, Bauer M, Terry A, Fortin M, Williamson T, Thind A. The Multimorbidity Cluster Analysis Toolkit: A Tool for Computational Cluster Analysis in Multimorbidity Research. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics 2017; 24(4): 339 – 343.
  • Fortin M, Almirall J, Nicholson K. Development of a Research Tool to Document Self-Reported Chronic Conditions in Primary Care. Journal of Comorbidity 2017; 7(1): 117 – 123.
  • Seth P, Abu-Abed MI, Kapoor V, Nicholson K, Agarwal G. Email Between Patient and Provider: Assessing the Attitudes and Perspectives of 624 Primary Health Care Patients. Journal of Medical Internet Research Medical Informatics 2016; 4(4): e42 – e49.
  • Nicholson K, Terry AL, Fortin M, Williamson T, Bauer M, Thind A. Examining the Prevalence and Patterns of Multimorbidity in Canadian Primary Healthcare: A Methodologic Protocol Using a National Electronic Medical Record Database. Journal of Comorbidity 2015; 5: 150 – 161.
  • Nicholson K, Terry A, Fortin M, Williamson T, Thind A. Understanding Multimorbidity in Primary Health Care: The Challenge and Necessity of a Pan-Canadian Electronic Medical Record Database. Sentinel Eye, Canadian Family Physician 2015; 61(10): 918.