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Table 3 Association between faculty characteristics and factor rating using Fischer’s exact test

From: Factors affecting engagement between academic faculty and decision-makers: learnings and priorities for a school of public health

  Factor P value
Faculty characteristic (n)   
 Faculty track (211) Career stage < 0.001
Departmental reimbursement < 0.001
Faculty position < 0.001
Personal networks 0.020
 Years at Johns Hopkins University (211) Career stage < 0.001
Experiential knowledge 0.010
 Primary departmenta (143) Peer introductions 0.022
Departmental culture 0.027
Funder requirements 0.033
 Academic positiona (145) Academic incentives 0.009
Institutional affiliation 0.005
Career stage < 0.001
Departmental reimbursement 0.003
Faculty position < 0.001
Areas of expertisea   
 Infectious disease (81) Peer skills 0.004
Funder requirements 0.023
 Non-communicable disease (43) Knowledge translation skills 0.044
 Maternal and child health (72) Peer introductions 0.031
Departmental culture 0.016
Personal networks 0.005
 Health services and systems research (63) Research implications 0.002
Knowledge translation skills 0.033
Experiential knowledge 0.001
 Environmental and occupational health (47) Knowledge translation skills 0.017
 Nutrition (25) Peer skills 0.018
External funding 0.009
Knowledge translation skills 0.013
 Health policy (63) Workplace location 0.039
Peer introductions 0.046
Research implications 0.007
Knowledge translation skills < 0.001
Personal networks 0.001
Experiential knowledge < 0.001
 Health behaviour and promotion (64) Academic incentives 0.041
Departmental culture 0.027
Knowledge translation skills 0.044
 Biomedical sciences (38) Departmental culture 0.007
Funder requirements 0.030
  1. This table only includes statistically significant findings with p < 0.050.
  2. aFor analytic purposes, only departments, academic positions and areas of expertise that accounted for greater than 10% of the sample were included in this analysis