Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network - Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research
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Patient Engagement Group


Patients are actively recruited and engaged in all Network activities. The Patient Engagement (PE) group is comprised of individual patients, patient groups and researchers who provide valuable insight and input for our grants, awards and research initiatives.





Name Research Area  

Ashe, Maureen

Mobility, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, behaviour change, lifestyle interventions, workplace sitting, built environment, social environment, active and public transportation, KT

Beaton, Dorcas

MSK, smaller joint replacement (ankle, elbow, shoulder, upper extremity, fragility fractures)

Begon, Mickael

Shoulder, gait, work-related shoulder disorders

Birmingham, Trevor

Knee osteoarthritis, biomechanics, gait analysis, disease initiation and progression models, risk factors (sex, obesity), mathematical/statistical modeling

Carlesso, Lisa

Low back and neck disorders; knee pain/osteoarthritis, chronic pain, epidemiology

Choinièere, Manon

Transition from acute to chronic low back pain; knee and thumb OA; biospsychosocial and economic consequences of chronic pain; management of chronic pain


Cote, Julie

Upper extremity, work-related MSK disorders, sex/gender

Dahan-Oliel, Noémi

Knowledge translation, Quality of life, Transitions to adulthood, Transitions of care, Social participation, Lower limb deformity, Physical disability

Dionne, Clermont

MSK pain


Emery, Carolyn

Injury Prevention, Consequences of Joint Injury, Osteoarthritis, Concussion, JIA, CP

Ferreira, Louis

Upper extremity, post-surgical joint replacement rehab

Fitzsimmons, Deborah

Technology-enabled care provision and capacity building; technology acceptability and adoption

Giangregorio, Lora

Arthritis, work-related MSK, work stress, psychosocial factors, participation, accommodations


Gross, Douglas

Work Disability Prevention; MSK Disorders; Work Injury; Workers' Compensation; Occupational Rehabilitation

Hayden, Jill

Low back pain

Hill, Wendy

Upper extremity, prosthetics, outcome measures for upper limb amputees

MacDermid, Joy

MSK health (upper extremity/neck), rehab and surgical interventions for MSK disorders, pain and disability, work-related risks, interventions and work disability, KT, gender

Maly, Monica

OA, aging, knee, biomechanics, mobility, physical activity, exercise, occupational injury, muscle, cartilage

Marsh, Jackie

Effectiveness and efficiency of MSK health care delivery models, e-health, web-based technology

Marshall, Deborah

OA and RA and sports injury

Perrault, Kadija

Health services research, access to rehabilitation services, pain conditions, interprofessional collaboration, health promotion


Petrella, Rob

Healthy aging, mobility, osteoarthritis, multiple-modality, hypertension, exercise science, healthy lifestyle, primary care, cardiovascular prevention, diabetes, men's health, obesity, clinical trials

Richardson, Julie

Preclinical disability, mobility, physical function, aging, arthritis, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, chronic disease, self-management, prevention, electronic personal health record

Robbins, Shawn

Mobility, osteoarthritis, joint arthroplasty

Sinden, Kathryn

Applied Ergonomics, Occupational Health, Sex/Gender and Work, Knowledge Translation

Stock, Susan

work-related MSK disorders; gender and work; occupational health; social inequalities; health inequalities; public health

Whittaker, Jackie


MSK rehab care and services, OA, injury Prevention, locomotor activity/movement disorders, muscle function/motor control, trauma/injuries, public health, pathogenesis and treatment of MSK diseases of the knee and lumbar spine.

Wilson, Janie

biomechanics, biomedical engineering, mobility, balance, falls, ice hockey, injuries, injury prevention, bone fracture, traumatic brain injury



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