Dr. Shivananda’s interest lies in knowledge translation and quality improvement. His focus has been in designing, implementation and evaluation of programs relevant to local context. So far he has obtained grants ($500,000) for programs in three domains; resuscitation and stabilization, Infant wellness assessment and prevention of escalated care events. These programs have 5-7 interventions involving adoption of evidence-based practices, Interprofessional education, integration of technology and measures to ensure sustainability. These programs have resulted in elimination of inappropriate practices, improved patient safety and promotion of teamwork, thereby adding value to the organization. He is also a co-applicant and steering committee member for SCREEN ROP, CIHR funded, multi-centric study involving all level III NICUs in Canada. He is also the site investigator for Canadian Neonatal network and Evidence based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ- national collaborative initiative to improve quality in NICUs).