Faculty Member

Vicki Kristman PhD

Email Address(es)
v.kristman@utoronto.ca, vkristman@lakeheadu.ca, vkristman@iwh.on.ca
Office Phone
Office Address
955 Oliver Road Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1
Department of Health Sciences, Lakehead University, Institute for Work & Health
Epidemiology Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of musculoskeletal and brain injury
  • Work disability prevention
  • Occupational health epidemiology
  • Sports injury epidemiology
  • Cohort studies
  • Ethical issues in epidemiology
  • Systematic reviews of observational studies

Education & Training History

2010 CIHR Work Disability Prevention Training Program, Université de Sherbrooke
2010 CIHR Post-doctoral fellowship in work disability prevention and epidemiology, Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network
2007 Ph.D. (Epidemiology), Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto
1999 M.Sc. (Epidemiology), Community Health & Epidemiology, Queen's University at Kingston
1996 B.Sc. (Biomedical Sciences), University of Guelph

Professional Summary & Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Lakehead University

Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Assistant Professor, Division of Human Sciences, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Associate Scientist, Institute for Work & Health

Honours & Awards

CIHR Fellowship, Return to work and sustained employment after a motor vehicle collision: a population-based inception cohort study, University Health Network $135,000 10/2007 – 10/2010

Current Research Projects

1. A supervisor training program for work disability prevention: a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Principal Investigator: Kristman VL

Co-investigators: Shaw W, Loisel P, Amick B, Boot C, Hogg-Johnson S

Submitted to: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Program: Mar 2013 Operating Grant – Priority Announcement: Population Health Interventions

Amount: $100,000

Term: 01/03/2013-28/02/2014

2. Promoting employment success through workplace accommodation following traumatic brain injury and electrical injury.

Principal Investigator: Colantonio A

Co-principal investigator: Stergiou-Kita M

Co-investigators: Bayley M, Cassidy JD, Gomez M, Jeschke M, Kirsh B, Kristman V, Vartanian O

Submitted to: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Program: March 2012 Operating Grant – Priority Area: Gender, Sex and Health Research

Amount: $100,000

Term: 10/2012-09/2013

3. Prognosis for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Elderly Population: a Pilot Cohort Study

Principal Investigator: Kristman VL

Co-investigators: Chisholm S, Bédard M, Brison R

Submitted to: Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation

Program: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Sustained in the Older Population

Amount: $97,424

Term: 06/2012-05/2014

4. Supervisors’ perspective on accommodating back injured workers: a mixed-methods study

Principal Investigator: Kristman V

Co-investigators: Shaw W, Loisel P, Soklaridis S, Williams-Whitt K

Submitted to: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Program: September 2009 Operating Grant

Amount: $80,469

Term: 10/2010-03/2014

Representative Publications

  • Kristman VL, Borg J, Godbolt A, Salmi LR, Cancelliere C, Carroll L, Coronado VG, Holm LW, Nygren-de Boussard C, Hartvigsen J, Cassidy JD. Methodological issues and research recommendations for prognosis after mild traumatic brain injury: findings of the International Collaboration on MTBI Prognosis (ICoMP). Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, (in press).

  • Côté P, Yang X, Kristman V, Hogg-Johnson S, Van Eerd D, Rezai M, Vidmar M. The association between workers’ compensation claims involving neck pain and future health care utilization: a population-based cohort study. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2013;online April 23. DOI 10.1007/s10926-012-9415-8

  • Johnston T, Kristman V, Brison R. Descriptive analysis of work and non-work related motor vehicle collisions in Kingston, Ontario. Work 2012;43(2):115-21.

  • Cancelliere C, Cassidy JD, Côté P, Hincapié CA, Hartvigsen J, Carroll LJ, Marras C, Boyle E, Kristman V, Hung R, Stålnacke B-M, Rumney P, Coronado V, Holm LW, Borg J, Nygren-de Boussard C, Af Geijerstam J-L, Keightley M. Protocol for a systematic review of prognosis after mild traumatic brain injury: an update of the WHO Collaborating Centre Task Force findings. Systematic Reviews 2012;1(1):17.

  • Kristman VL, Hartvigsen J, Leboeuf-Yde C, Kyvik KO, Cassidy JD. Does radiating spinal pain determine future work disability? A retrospective cohort study of 22,952 Danish twins. Spine 2011;37(11)):1003-13.

  • Van Eerd D, Côté P, Kristman V, Rezai M, Hogg-Johnson S, Vidmar M, Beaton D. The course of work absenteeism involving neck pain. A cohort study of Ontario lost-time claimants. Spine 2011;36(12):977-982.
  • Kristman V, Côté P, Hogg-Johnson S, Cassidy JD, Van Eerd D, Vidmar M, Rezai M, Wennberg RA. The burden of work disability associated with mild traumatic brain injury in Ontario compensated workers: a prospective cohort study. Open Occupational Health and Safety Journal 2010;2:1-8.

For updates, see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vicki_Kristman2/