Transmissions Characteristics of COVID-19 Variants

Transmission Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern: Rapid Scoping Review

Project Status:Complete

Knowledge User(s)

Alberta Health Services, Public Health Agency of Canada

Patient/Public Partner(s)

Trudy Flynn, Rebecca Mackay

Project Trainee(s)

Mari Somerville, Justine Dol, Bearach Reynolds, Danielle Shin, Allyson Gallant

Funding Source(s)


Project Objectives

To identify (1) how much more transmissible are the variants of concerns; (2) why are they more transmissible; and (3) what criteria are used to define new variants of concerns.

Research Approach

Rapid Scoping Review

Project Lead(s)

Janet Curran

Position: Dalhousie University, Maritimes SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Janet Curran is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. She is Co-Director of the Aligning Health Needs and Evidence for Transformative Change: Joanna Briggs Centre in the School of Nursing and holds a scientific appointment in pediatrics and emergency medicine at the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre.
Dr. Curran’s program of research is focused on developing and evaluating interventions to improve transitions in care for children and their families/caregivers. She received the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) Terry Klassen Young Investigator Award and the Dalhousie University Faculty of Health Professions Early Career Research Excellence Award in 2015. Her program of research is supported by a CIHR New Investigator Award in Knowledge Translation and her research is directly informed by the inclusion of multiple stakeholders (patients, caregivers, clinicians, and administrators). She currently leads a CIHR-NSHRF funded multi-centred national study exploring best practice strategies for discharge communication in paediatric emergency practice settings.

Janet Curran

Dalhousie University, Maritimes SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Janet Curran is an Associate Professor in the School of...