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

Current Lab Members: Karla Krewulak (PhD- Research Assistant); Kyla Brown (BHSc- MSc Student); Brianna Rosgen (Undergraduate Summer Student); Victoria Owen (MSc Student)

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

2017-2018. Delirium Assessment in the Critically Ill: A Patient and Family-Centered Approach. Canadian Institutes of Health Research & University of Calgary.

2017-2018. A Patient and Family-Centered Approach to Delirium Assessment in Critically Ill Older Adults. Late Life Issues Team & Alberta Health Services Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network.

2016-2018. Validating Screening Tools for Delirium Subtypes in the Critically Ill. Calgary Centre for Clinical Research.

2016-2017. The Epidemiology of Hypoactive Delirium in the Critically Ill. Alberta Health Services Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network.