Dr. Sara Ahmed
Dr. Ahmed is an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. Dr. Ahmed conducts research aimed at improving health outcomes for individuals with chronic disease. Her research includes studies that address the challenges of using patient reported outcomes (e.g. health-related quality of life, self-efficacy) in chronic disease management programs, and the use of advanced psychometric approaches for improving the precision and efficiency of outcome evaluations. Additional research develops and evaluates the impact of chronic disease computer-enabled self-management interventions integrated into electronic personal health records (e.g. web-based asthma and COPD self-management applications). Further studies use knowledge exchange and transfer related to best practices for chronic disease management.