Dr. Fiest is an Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. She received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Calgary and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuro and psychiatric epidemiology at the University of Manitoba. Her research employs a patient-oriented approach to studying psychiatric and cognitive outcomes in the critically ill.

Position/Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Calgary

Department: Critical Care Medicine and Community Health Sciences

Email: kmfiest@ucalgary.ca

Institutional Profile: N/A

Institutional Profile: http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/profiles/dr-kirsten-fiest 

Curriculum Vitae: Download

Areas of Expertise: Psychiatric Epidemiology, Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses, Tool Validation, Delirium

Names of Current Grants/Project Titles: 

2020-2022; Moving Engagement Beyond the Bedside: Family-Partnered Delirium Prevention Detection and Management in the Critically Ill; CIHR Project Grant $99,889; PI: Kirsten Fiest

2019-2022; Co-Designing a Patient and Family Caregiver-Orientated Transitions in Care Bundle; CIHR Team Grant $958,400; PI: Kirsten Fiest 

2018-2021: Family ICU Delirium Detection Study (FIDDS) 

2017-2019: Patient and Family Centered Delirium Measurement in the Critically Ill