The unprecedented investment in biomedical research during the past 50 years has resulted in many important advances in health care knowledge. However, the successful and timely integration of these advances into clinical practice remains a major challenge, especially in primary care and community settings. There is growing recognition that one of the obstacles to translating knowledge into clinical practice may be the knowledge itself, and how, where and by whom it was generated. Often, research knowledge is created in academic settings with little opportunity for involvement or input from primary care providers, community partners or patients. Dr. Janusz Kaczorowski aims to generate more high quality research evidence by end-users themselves, and under clinical conditions that closely resemble real life primary care and community settings. He believes that such an approach will help develop evidence that is more relevant to healthcare professionals working in these setting, which will speed up the knowledge transfer process. Building on his previous work across North America, Kaczorowski’s research focuses on the development of innovative primary care and community-based strategies for chronic disease prevention and management that will have a positive impact on the lives of British Columbians and Canadians. Strategies include collaborative ways to involve, in addition to family physicians, community caregivers (such as pharmacists), volunteer peer health educators, community-based organizations and patients in the research process.