Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

Faculty Members

Anne Agur

BSc OT, MSc, PhD
Professor

Contact Info

Medical Sciences Building
T: (416) 978-8855

Research Interests

Movement Science
Associate Professor

Contact Info

Bloorview Research Institute - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
T: (416) 753-6005

Research Interests

Social and Cognitive Rehabilitation Sciences, Speech-Language Pathology, Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Arlene Astell

PhD, BSc (Hons)
Professor

Contact Info

T: (905) 430-4055 6705

Research Interests

Rehabilitation Technology Sciences, Social and Cognitive Rehabilitation Sciences, Speech-Language Pathology
Professor

Contact Info

Edward Johnson Building
T: (416) 524-2822

Research Interests

Social and Cognitive Rehabilitation Sciences

Deryk Beal

PhD, Reg. CASLPO, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Bloorview Research Institute - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
T: (416) 425-6220 3582

Research Interests

Speech-Language Pathology, Brain Imaging Biomarkers and Determinants of Recovery

David Berbrayer

MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor

Contact Info

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
T: (416) 480-4069
F: (416) 480-6885

Research Interests

Movement Science, Rehabilitation Health Services Studies, Social and Cognitive Rehabilitation Sciences, Amputee Management, Back Pain Management, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida
Professor Emerita

Contact Info

Rehabilitation Sciences Building
T: (416) 978-2180
F: (416) 946-8562

Research Interests

Rehabilitation Health Services Studies, Health Services Research in Rehabilitation/Geriatrics/Paediatrics, Quality of Care and Integrated Health Information, Disability Prevention, Balance and Falls, Physical Activity Promotion

Elaine Biddiss

MASc, PhD
Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Bloorview Research Institute - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
T: (416) 425-6220 3505

Research Interests

Rehabilitation Engineering, Assistive Technology, Wearable Sensors & Actuators, Electronic Textiles, Ubiquitous Technology, User-Centred Design, Context Awareness, Multi-Modal Feedback

Sandra Black

MD, Hon. DSc, FRCP(C), FRSC, FAAN, FAHA, FANA
Professor

Contact Info

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
T: (416) 480-4551

Research Interests

Rehabilitation Health Services Studies, Speech-Language Pathology, Social and Cognitive Rehabilitation Sciences, Stroke Recovery, Exercise, Brain Imaging Biomarkers and Determinants of Recovery, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Cerebral Small Vessel Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Lewy Body Spectrum Disorder and Frontotemporal Dementia (Behavioural Variant, Primary Progressive Aphasia), Apraxia and Aphasia, Clinical Trials in Dementia and its Prevention, Neuroimaging Biomarkers and Brain-Behaviour Relationships
Associate Professor

Contact Info

Rehabilitation Sciences Building
T: (416) 978-7088

Research Interests

Speech-Language Pathology

Dina Brooks

PhD, MSc, BSc (PT)
Professor

Contact Info

West Park Healthcare Centre
T: (905) 525-9140 27807
F: (905) 524-0069

Research Interests

Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
Associate Professor

Contact Info

Rehabilitation Sciences Building
T: (416) 978-2041

Research Interests

Occupational Science, Rehabilitation Health Services Studies, Informal Care, Caregivers, Home Care, Care Continuum, Health Services, Transitions, Quality of Life, Participation, Stroke, Critical Illness, Heart Failure, Gerontology
Adjunct Professor

Contact Info

Rehabilitation Sciences Building
T: (416) 946-8568
F: (416) 946-8570

Research Interests

Occupational Science, Social and Cognitive Rehabilitation Sciences, Youth with IDD, Social inclusion, Paediatric Interventions, Global Health, International Fieldwork Placements

Tom Chau

PhD, PEng
Professor

Contact Info

Bloorview Research Institute - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
T: (416) 425-6220 3515

Research Interests

Movement Science, Rehabilitation Technology Sciences

Joyce Chen

BSc, PhD
Assistant Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 946-5394

Research Interests

Movement Science
Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Rehabilitation Sciences Building
T: (416) 978-8541

Research Interests

Occupational Science, Rehabilitation Health Services Studies, Social and Cognitive Rehabilitation Sciences, Mental Health and Mental Illness, Community Based Occupational Therapy Practice, Participatory and Community Based Research, Educational Transcultural and Historical Issues in Occupational Therapy, International Disability and Rehabilitation Issues, with a focus on Cameroon, Social and Occupational Justice

Angela Colantonio

PhD, OT. Reg. (Ont.)
Professor

Contact Info

Rehabilitation Sciences Building
T: (416) 978-1098

Research Interests

Occupational Science, Social and Cognitive Rehabilitation Sciences
Associate Professor

Contact Info

Toronto General Hospital - UHN
T: (416) 597-3422 5234
F: (416) 425-0301

Research Interests

Cardiovascular recovery & Rehabilitation, Facilitating transitions in cardiovascular care through innovative interventions such as peer support, Use of technology and early follow up approaches, Sex differences in access to rehabilitation care, Meta-analysis
Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Rehabilitation Sciences Building
T: (416) 978-1817

Research Interests

Rehabilitation Health Services Studies, Knowledge Translation, Evidence-to-Practice Gaps, Chronic Conditions, Outcome Measurement, Theory Application, Knowledge-User Engagement, Audit and Feedback, Scoping Reviews, Systematic Reviews, Tailored Interventions, Intervention Reporting

Paul Comper

PhD, CPsych
Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Toronto Rehab - University Centre - UHN
T: (416) 597-3422 3962
F: (416) 597-7109

Research Interests

Social and Cognitive Rehabilitation Sciences