Dr. Niven is an intensive care physician, and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Critical Care Medicine, and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. He received his M.D. from the University of Calgary, and went on to complete subspecialty training in Internal Medicine and Critical Care at the University of Calgary. He also completed a Ph.D in Health Services Research through the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary, and the Knowledge Translation Canada Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR) fellowship in knowledge translation. His research utilizes methods in health services research and knowledge translation to improve the delivery of evidence-based care to critically ill patients. 

Position/Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Department: Department of Critical Care Medicine

Email: Daniel.niven@ahs.ca


Institutional Profile: N/A

Curriculum Vitae: Download

Areas of Expertise: Critical Care, Health Services Research, Knowledge Translation, De-adoption, Fever

Names of Current Grants/Project Titles:

2019-2022; Re-EValuating the Inhibition of Stress Erosions (REVISE) Trial; CIHR (Multicentre Clinical Trial) $1,935,832 (Overall trial funding for multicentre trial); PI: Daniel Niven

2020-2023; Don’t Misuse My Blood: Reducing Avoidable Blood Tests and Avoidable Blood Transfusions in Patients admitted to Critical Care and High-risk Surgical Units in Alberta; Alberta Innovates (AI) Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System 5 (PRIHS) $751,654; PI: Daniel Niven

2019-2020; REDUCE (RED blood cell Utilization in Critical CareE); Choosing Wisely Project Grant $99,631; PI: Daniel Niven

2015 - 2017: The Reversal of Clinical Practice in Critical Care Medicine: A Systematic Review. Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network New Investigator Seed Funding with matching funding from Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary. 

2017 - 2019: Prioritization of Evidence-based Best Practices for Adoption/De-adoption in Adult Critical Care Medicine in Alberta. MSI Foundation plus in-kind contributions from Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary, CCSCN, and Ward of the 21st Century.