My research program is in respiratory therapy, specifically, respiratory disease management across all age groups. Programs across the whole healthcare continuum are needed to improve prevention; provide effective management; and supply alternative, consistent models of service delivery for those living with respiratory-related diseases and disorders. I am involved with several different research areas to help address these issues. First, I am invested in optimizing the quality of healthcare services for individuals affected by long-term respiratory failure and use of prolonged or long-term mechanical ventilation. Secondly, I am a health clinician scientist at SickKids researching innovative approaches to paediatric respiratory therapy. Finally, I have an interest in the management of chronic respiratory disease, including rehabilitation and exercise. Therefore, the goals for my research are to gather information, understand, develop and evaluate effective respiratory therapies to help individuals affected by respiratory related diseases and disorders across their life span.
Dr. Nonoyama is a registered respiratory therapist with a PhD in the Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Toronto. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the University of Toronto’s Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. She is currently an assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), a Health Clinician Scientist at SickKids in the Respiratory Therapy Department and Clinical Health Evaluative Sciences, and a status-only assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto. Twitter @mikaRRT.