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Bev is Vice-President, Research & Impact at the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research where she is responsible for funding programs, strategic initiatives, impact analysis, and knowledge translation. She received both her MA and PhD from SFU’s School of Communication, where she studied illness narratives (MA) and health communication related to emerging infectious disease (PhD). Prior to joining MSFHR in 2010, Bev spent 13 years as a health communications and KT consultant, writer, and researcher. She has also held communications management positions in several not-for-profit organizations including The Arthritis Society and United Way of the Lower Mainland. Bev’s research interests are knowledge translation, discourse analysis, health communication, risk communication, and public involvement in health research. Bev also holds an adjunct appointment at SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

Barnes, R.O., Holmes, B.J., Lindstrom, R.R., Trytten, C., and Wale, M.C.J. (2014 in press) Evidence-informed healthcare through integration of health research. Healthcare Management Forum

Holmes, B.J., Schellenberg, M., Schell, K., and Scarrow, G. (2014) How funding agencies can support research use in healthcare: an online province-wide survey to determine knowledge translation training needs. Implementation Science, 9:71 doi:10.1186/1748-5908-9-71.

Dukeshire, S., Masakure, O., Mendoza, J., Holmes, B.J., and Murray, N. (2014 in press) Understanding Consumer Choices for Local Ontario Produce. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems.

Dunn, G., Henrich, N., Holmes, B.J., Harris, L., and Prystajecky, N. (2014) Microbial water quality communication: public and practitioner insights from British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Water and Health. doi:10.2166/wh.2014.126/JWH12.3

Henrich, N., and Holmes, B.J. (2012). Web news readers’ comments: Towards developing a methodology for using on-line comments in social inquiry. Journal of Media and Communication Studies, 5(1), 1-4. doi:10.5897/JMCS11.103

Holmes, B.J. (2012). A broader perspective on personalized medicine: Lessons from discourse analysis and knowledge translation. Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine, 10(3).

Holmes, B.J., Scarrow, G., and Schellenberg, M. (2012). Translating evidence into practice: the role of health research funders. Implementation Science, 7 (39). doi:10.1186/1748-5908-7-39

Henrich, N., and Holmes, B.J. (2011). What the public was saying about the H1N1 vaccine: Perceptions and issues discussed in on-line comments during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. PLoS ONE 6(4): e18479. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018479

Henrich, N., and Holmes, B.J. (2011). Communicating during a pandemic: Information the public wants about the disease and new vaccines and drugs. Health Promotion Practice, 12(4), 610-19.

Balka, E., Krueger, G., Holmes, B.J., and Stephen, J. (2010). Situating Internet use: Information-seeking among young women with breast cancer. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 15(3), 389-411.

Best, A., and Holmes, B.J. (2010). Systems thinking, knowledge and action: Towards better models and methods. Invited paper for special issue of Evidence and Policy, 6(2), 135-59.

Henrich, N., and Holmes, B.J. (2009). The public’s acceptance of novel vaccines during a pandemic: A focus group study and its application to influenza H1N1. Emerging Health Threats Journal, 2:e8. doi: 10.3134/ehtj.09.008

Holmes, B.J. (2009). Canada’s obesity epidemic: Illustrating the subtleties of surveillance medicine. Critical Public Health, 19(2), 223-233.

Holmes, B.J., Henrich, N., Hancock, S., and Lestou, V. (2009). Communicating with the public during health crises: Experts’ experiences and opinions. Journal of Risk Research, 12(6), 793-807.

Holmes, B.J. (2008). Communicating about emerging infectious disease: The importance of research. Health, Risk & Society, 10,4, 349-360.

Best, A., Moor, G., Holmes, B.J., Clark, P.I., Bruce, T., Leischow, S., Buchholz, K., and Krajnak, J. (2003). Health promotion dissemination and systems thinking: Towards an integrative model. American Journal of Health Behavior, 27(3), S206-S216

Best, A., Stokols, D., Green, L.W., Leischow, S., Holmes, B.J., and Buchholz, K. (2003). Health promotion and community partnering: translating theory into effective strategy. American Journal of Health Promotion, 18(2), 168-176.

Book Chapters
Holmes, B.J., Best, A., Finegood, D., and Riley, B. (2012). Systems Theory and Approaches to Dissemination and Implementation. In Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. Editors: R.C. Brownson, G.A. Colditz, E.K. Proctor. (175-191). New York: Oxford University Press.

SPPH 581N Knowledge Translation

Research interests:
* Risk communication
* Health communication
* Knowledge translation and exchange
* Dissemination & implementation research
* Discourse analysis
* Qualitative research
* Media studies
* Population/public health