Joint & Bone Initiative

Dr. Bridget Ryan

Assistant Professor
Family Medicine
Epidemiology and Biostatistics 

MSK Research Areas of Interest

Epidemiology, Health Policy, Health Process & Outcome Evaluation, Health Services and Systems, Knowledge Translation & Mobilization, Multi-morbidity, Population Health

Dr. Bridget Ryan is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University. She holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Western. Dr. Ryan’s research concerns primary health care with a focus on patient-centred care and health care delivery. Dr. Ryan’s recent research studies and collaborations include: a mixed methods study examining team functioning and outcomes in Family Health Teams in Ontario; an examination of referral patterns of family physicians to medical specialty physicians using Canada-wide EMR data; and the Building Research Culture and Capacity in Family Medicine (BRCC-FM) Initiative at Western. She is currently a member of the CIHR-funded Community-based Primary Health Care Innovation Team, PACE in MM (Patient-centred Innovations for Persons with Multimorbidity) Research Team where she is the Lead of the Measurement Committee, and where she recently collaborated on a realist synthesis concerning chronic disease prevention and management programs. The PACE in MM team is evaluating the delivery of team-based primary care to persons with multimorbidity.