• Scientific Director, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation
  • Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Professor (Past Tier 1 CRC), Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie University
  • Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto (status)



Young-Mid Life Adults with Chronic Conditions in Complex Continuing Care. MOHLTC Health System Research Fund.  Co-Principal Investigator with K. Kuluski, Bridgepoint Health and University of Toronto.  $315,300. 2013-2016

Optimizing Investments in the Built Environment to Reduce Adolescent Obesity.  Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and CIHR- $597,437. Co-PI with Jill Grant (Chair, Planning and Architecture, DalhousieUniversity). 2007-2012

Beyond Dissemination:  Assessing Receptor Capacity to Use Research in Health Systems and Policy. CIHR. Co-PI with Grace Warner (School of Occupational Therapy, DalhousieUniversity).  $294,720. 2005-2011

Reconfiguring Physical and Social Environments to Improve Health. CIHR  IPPH, Centres for Research Development Competition- $2,133,772. 2003-2011

Knowledge Translation Lab in Health Promotion and Health Policy Canadian Foundation for Innovation Award – $118,590. 2005-2010

Community Alliance for the Remodelling of Rural Health Systems: Taking Action on Chronic Illness. CIHR and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada – Community Alliance for Health Research – $919,675.  2001-2009



Shearer, C. L., Blanchard, C., Kirk, S.F.L., Lyons, R., Dummer, T., Pitter, R., Rainham, D., Rehman, L., Shields, C., & Sim, M. (2012). Physical activity and nutrition among youth in rural, suburban, and urban neighbourhood types. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 103(Suppl. 3), 555-560.

Jeffs, L., Kitto S., Merkley, J., Lyons, R.F., & Bell, C.M. (2012). Safety threats and opportunities to improve interfacility care transitions: insights from patients and family members. Patient Preference and Adherence. 6, 711-718.

Warner G., Lyons, R., Parker, V., & Phillips, S. (2011). Advancing coordinated care in four provincial healthcare systems: Evaluating a knowledge-exchange intervention. Healthcare Policy, 7(1), 80-94.

Lyons, R., (Ed.). (2010). Using evidence: Advances and debates in bridging health research and action. Halifax, Canada: Dalhousie University.

Alvaro, C., Lyons, R., Warner, G., Hobfoll, Martens, P., Brown R., & Labonte, R. (2010). Conservation of resources theory and research use in health systems. Implementation Science, 5(79), 1-20.

Alvaro, C., Jackson, L., Kirk, S., McHugh, T.L., Chircop, A., & Lyons, R. (2010). Moving Canadian governmental policies beyond a focus on individual lifestyle: some insights from complexity and critical theories. Health Promotion International, 26(1), 91-99.

Jadad, A., Cabrera, A., Lyons, R., Martos, F., & Smith, R. (Eds.). (2010). When people live with multiple chronic diseases: a Collaborative approach to an emerging global challenge. Granada, Spain; Escuela Andaluza de Salud Publica.