Faculty Member

Arif Jetha PhD

Email Address(es)
AJetha@iwh.on.ca
Website(s)
Institute for Work & Health
Division(s)/Office
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Position
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Examining life course differences in the labour market participation of people living with chronic episodic conditions
  • Identifying workplace accommodations, policies and programs that prevent work disability
  • Application of systems thinking perspectives to conceptualizing the role of organizations in the return-to-work process
  • Survey methodology; mixed-methods research

Representative Publications

Jetha A, Bowring J, Tucker S, Connelly C, Martin Ginis KA, Gignac MAM. (2017). Transitions that matter: Life course differences in the employment of adults with arthritis. Disability and Rehabilitation. In press.

Jetha A, Montagne T, Lilley R, Hogg-Johnson S, Sim M, Smith P. (2017). Workplace social system and sustained return-to-work: A study of supervisor and co-worker supportiveness and injury reaction. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. In press.

Jetha A, Theis KA, Boring MA, Barbour K. (2017) Education and employment in young adulthood: What role does arthritis play? Arthritis Care & Research. 69 (10) 1582-1589. 

Jetha A, Chen C, Ibrahim S, Bielecky A, Mustard C, Beaton D, Smith P. (2016) Longitudinal examination of temporality in the association between chronic disease diagnosis, work status and hours worked. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 74 (3) 184-191.

Jetha A. Pransky GP, Fish J, Hettinger LH. (2016). Return-to-work within a complex and dynamic organizational work disability system. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 26 (3): 276-285.

Jetha A, Besen, EB, Smith PM. (2016). Comparing the relationship between age and length of disability across chronic diseases. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. 58 (5): 485-491

Current grants

Jetha A (PI), Backman C., Tucker L., Proulx L, Gignac, MAM. (2017). Work disability prevention for young adults living with rheumatic disease. The Arthritis Society Young Investigators Operating Grant. 3 years, $142,646.52.

Mustard C (PI), Robson L, Jetha A, Kosny A. (2016). Strengthening disability management practices in the Ontario municipal sector. 2016 Workplace Safety and Inspection Board (WSIB) Research Grants Program. 2 years, $250,000.

Gignac M (PI), Saunders R, Van Eerd D, Jetha A, Franche RL, MacDermid J, Tompa E, Beaton D, Breslin C, Hogg-Johnson S. (2015). Sustainable work participation: Work disability prevention and improvement of employment outcomes among those with chronic, episodic health conditions. Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Joint Initiative in Healthy and Productive Work: Partnership Development Grant. 2 years, $149,950.

Mustard C (PI), Amick B, Robson L, Kristman V, Jetha A, Gensby U, McLeod C, Kosny A. (2015). Strengthening disability management practices in the Ontario municipal sector. Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Joint Initiative in Healthy and Productive Work: Partnership Development Grant. 2 years, $150,000.

Martin Ginis K (PI), Connolly C, Borisoff J, Bray J, Hayes K, Latimer-Cheung A, Mortenson B, Beauchamp M, Miller B, Noreau L, Rimmer J, Horrocks J, Tucker S, Gignac MAM, Bassett-Gunter R, Jetha A. (2014). Enhancing community participation in Canadians with physical disabilities: Development, implementation and evaluation of a partnered strategy. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). 7 years, $2,643,997.

EDUCATION

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2013-2015, Centers for Behavioral Sciences and Disability Research, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety

PhD, 2013, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

MSc, 2008, Institute of Social Psychology, London School of Economics & Political Science