Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia PhD
Assistant Professor
Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Contact Info
T: (416) 946-3249
F: (416) 946-8570
Rehabilitation Sciences Building
160-500 University Avenue, Room 914
Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7
Research Interests
Movement Science, Occupational Science, Rehabilitation Health Services Studies, Rehabilitation Technology Sciences, Return to Work, Disability Management, Work Disability Prevention, Occupational Medicine, Occupational Health and Safety, Vocational Rehabilitation

Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science. Through an occupational lens, his research program is a systematic study of occupations in the areas of work disability prevention, return to work, and disability management. This approach is designed to produce results directly applicable to identify and assess risk and to develop interventions for preventing or improving high-risk behaviours in the workplace. Dr. Nowrouzi-Kia’s work is motivated by efforts in the field of work disability prevention that extends beyond the efforts to prevent or cure diseases from a purely physical perspective, towards more holistic approaches. The major tenets of his work use a biopsychosocial perspective to understand work disability and extend towards incorporating personal characteristics (e.g., psychosocial) and environmental (e.g., healthcare system, workplace, workers’ compensation system) factors in improving health outcomes.

Dr. Nowrouzi-Kia is also the founder of Infinity Health Consulting Group and OT Services North.

Publications and Awards

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Recent Publications

  1. Nowrouzi-Kia, B. (2019) Systematic review: Antecedent factors related to injuries in small and medium-sized enterprises. International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science (Accepted). (First author)
  2. Nowrouzi-kia, B., Baig, A., Casole, J., & Chai., M. (2018). Occupational injury trends in the Canadian workforce: An examination of the Canadian Community Health Survey. International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science (In press). (First author)
  3. Nowrouzi-Kia, B., Isidro, R., Chai, E., Usuba, K., & Chen, A. (2018). Antecedent factors in different types of workplace violence against nurses: A systematic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior. (First author) IF: 1.912
  4. Nowrouzi-Kia, B., Nguyen C., Li, A. (2018) Heart Disease and Occupational Risk Factors in the Canadian Population: An Exploratory Study Using the Canadian Community Health Survey. Safety and Health at Work, 9(2), 144-148.
  5. Nowrouzi-Kia, B. Gohar, B., Casole, J., Chidu, C., Dumond, J. A systematic review of lost-time injuries in the global mining industry. Work 60(1), 49-60. (First author) IF: 0.902