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Colantonio, Angela

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Colantonio, Angela

Dr. Angela Colantonio is the Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto.  She holds a Canadian Institutes for Health Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health with a focus on brain injury. She is also a Senior Research Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN where she was the inaugural Saunderson Family Chair in Acquired Brain Injury Research  for ten years and is currently leading the Acquired Brain Injury and Society team.

Dr. Colantonio leads a broad, internationally recognized program of research on acquired brain injury that includes a focus on long term outcomes, women and sex and gender analyses, vulnerable populations and work-related traumatic brain injury.  She has authored over 250 publications and has given presentations to over 400 research, clinical and lay audiences. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American College of Epidemiology.She was the 2015 recipient of the Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation, and the 2016 recipient of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Distinguished Member Award. She is a board member of Brain Injury Canada.

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Other affiliations: Professor, Dept of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences