Diana Kaan

Senior Policy Analyst / Specialist in Knowledge Translation (KT)

Our unit guides the integration of KT throughout all stages of program design and delivery, offers advice to HC Strategic Policy Branch staff and funding recipient organizations, and provides training, tools and resources to build capacity in KT.

Current research and/or projects

In collaboration with Health Canada’s Gender Health Unit, we are participating in a CIHR-funded project with Unity Health Toronto to integrate intersectionality (that is, sex, gender and diversity factors) into KT theories, models and frameworks, and to develop related tools and training. Our role in the study is to provide input on the development of the tools and training, which are being designed for people leading the implementation of a new practice, policy or program change in a healthcare setting. The overall objective of the study is to encourage KT specialists to use an intersectional approach when designing and implementing interventions that will benefit older adults. 

Professional activities / interests

Behaviour change theory

Organizational learning

Change management

Adoption and use of knowledge by individuals, organizations and systems

Theories of change, impact measurement

Education and awards

  • M.A. (English literature), University of Toronto
  • B.A. (French literature), University of Manitoba