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Dr. Andrea Cross



Dr. Andrea Cross (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University. 

Dr. Cross graduated in 2011 from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology and in 2018 with a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from McMaster University. Patient-Oriented Research (POR) and Implementation Science are foundational to her program of research. 

During her post-doctoral fellowship, Dr. Cross co-led the development of three large implementation science/POR Programs at CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, including the Family Engagement in Research (FER) Training Program, the F-words for Child Development Knowledge Translation and Research Program, and the ENVISAGE Program. Her research aims to use implementation science to support the dissemination and implementation of family-centred and family-engaged best practices in the field of neurodevelopmental disability and child health. 

Dr. Cross currently holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Patient-Oriented Research Transition to Leadership Award (2020 – 2027). Dr. Cross also teaches in the School of Rehabilitation Science and is an executive committee member of McMaster’s Master of Health Management Program.

Areas of Focus

Family-researcher partnerships, knowledge translation, family-centred care, F-words for Child Development (function, family, fitness, fun, friends, and future), online education, implementation science