Dr. Jill Hayden

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
Dalhousie University

Jill Hayden is associate professor and head of the Back Pain Evidence Synthesis and Translation Program in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University, where she is also curriculum head of the Undergraduate Medical Education Research in Medicine Program in the university's Faculty of Medicine. She also leads the Nova Scotia site of Cochrane Canada and is the Nova Scotia science lead for the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit.

With a clinical background in chiropractic, Hayden was previously a scientist with the Centre for Research Expertise in Improved Disability Outcomes (CREIDO), housed at the University Health Network in Toronto, and an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

Hayden's research expertise includes systematic review and meta-analysis methods, prognostic research and musculoskeletal health—specifically low-back pain. Her research is broadly related to improving the quality and use of research evidence for more effective health-care decision-making and improved patient outcomes.

Hayden earned her PhD at the University of Toronto and her DC at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

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