John You

You J John You, MD, MSc, FRCPC

McMaster University

Member: Research Management Committee

Theme Lead: End-of-Life Care (EOL)/Advance Care Planning (ACP)

Principal Investigator:

2015 Transformative Grant Program Pilot Study — Improving advance care planning for frail elderly Canadians (TG 2015-03-P)

2014 Knowledge Synthesis Grant — Systematic scoping review and meta analysis of end-of-life decision making tools and strategies (KS 2014-06)

2013 Core Research Program Grant — Improving DECIsion-making about goals of care for hospitalized, elDerly patiEnts: a “multi-incubator unit” study (iDECIDE) (CORE 2013-30)

2012 Core Research Program Grant — Talk to me: seriously ill patients’ views on physician behaviours that influence the quality of end-of-life communication (CORE 2012-03)

John You is a hospital-based general internist who is a staff physician with Hamilton Health Sciences and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, and Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University. He received his BSc from McMaster University, and his MD and an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the CLARITY (Clinical Advances Through Research and Information Translation) research group at McMaster, and an executive member of CARENET (Canadian Researchers at the End-of-Life Network), an interdisciplinary network of health care professionals from across Canada who collaborate to improve palliative and end-of-life care.  His primary clinical and scholarly interests are in improving the quality of end of life communication, decision-making, and care for seriously ill elderly patients and their families.