Kirsten Fiest

Kirsten Fiest, PhD

University of Calgary

Principal Investigator:

2018 Catalyst Grant Program — A Family-Centered Approach to Detecting Delirium in the Critically Ill (CAT 2018-01)

Dr. Fiest received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Calgary and completed post-doctoral training in neuro and psychiatric epidemiology from the University of Manitoba. Her CIHR-funded research program focuses on advancing the science of patient and family-centered critical care research. Her current work examines the role of family in detecting delirium in the critically ill. Dr. Fiest was awarded the GREAT Supervisor award from the Faculty of Graduate Studies in 2017 for her contributions to graduate student mentoring and supervision. Dr. Fiest is the primary instructor for MDCH 640 (Fundamentals of Epidemiology) in the Department of Community Health Sciences, the co-lead of the Trainee Portfolio for the O’Brien Institute for Public Health and the Program Coordinator for the CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship, and the research lead of the Office the Associate Dean of Professionalism, Equity, and Diversity.