Sarah Reid

Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

Dr. Sarah Reid is a pediatric emergency physician at CHEO. She is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Her major academic interest lies in improving the emergency care of children seen outside of pediatric hospitals. She is the Editor and Ontario Lead for Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids ( which develops clinical resources for common and important PEM topics and has taught emergency medicine audiences across Canada. Her other research interests include pediatric concussion and mental health.

Research Projects

  1. Is early activity resumption after paediatric concussion safe and does it reduce symptom burden at 2 weeks post injury? The Pediatric Concussion Assessment of Rest and Exertion (PedCARE) multicentre randomised clinical trial.


    PA is a promising concussion treatment. Post-concussion symptoms at 2weeks did not differ significantly between children/ youth with acute concussion randomised to initiate PA at 72 hours post injury versus those instructed to rest-until-asymptomatic.

  2. The HEADS-ED: Evaluating the Clinical Use of a Brief, Action-Oriented, Pediatric Mental Health Screening Tool


    Results support the HEADS-ED's use by PED physicians to help guide the assessment and referral process and for discussing the clinical needs of patients among health care providers using a common action-oriented language.