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Faculty Member

Angela Colantonio PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
Office Address
Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy 500 University Ave, Room 160 Toronto, On M5G 1V7
Epidemiology Division
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Non budgtry Crss

Research Interests

Epidemiology of ABI

TBI among Vulnerable Populations

Work-related TBI

Girls and Women with ABI

Sex- and gender-based analysis

Research-informed theatre as a knowledge translation tool

Education & Training History

1990 PhD, Yale University, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

1985 MHSc, University of Toronto, Department of Behavioural Science, Health Promotion Specialization

1981 BSc, University of Toronto, Occupational Therapy

1978 BA, University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts and Science, graduated with distinction

Other Affiliations

Faculty Member, Collaborative Program in Neuroscience, University of Toronto

Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Associate Member, Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

OCT1220 Research Experience

CHL3020Y Practicum

TBD Reading Course in Work, Gender and Health

Honours & Awards

2013 CIHR Chair in Gender, Work and Health

2011 Elected Fellow, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

2010 Research Award, Brain Injury Association of Canada

2010 Alumni Achievement Award, Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Alumni Association

2010 Leadership Award, Ontario Rehabilitation Research Advisory Network

2009 Enabling Occupation Research Award, University of Toronto Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

2006 Elected Fellow, American College of Epidemiology

2003-13 Saunderson Family Chair in Acquired Brain Injury Research, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Current Research Projects

2013-2014 (PI) Sex differences in acquired brain injury profiles and outcomes in a national rehabilitation sample. Pilot Project Support, Centre for Rehabilitation Research Using Large Datasets, University of Texas Medical Branch (sponsored by NIH)

2013-2018 (PI) Gender, work and traumatic brain injury: Addressing the gap in occupational health & safety (OHS) research, policy and practice. Chair: Gender, Work and Health, CIHR-IGH.

2013-2014 (PI) Making the case for post-acute occupational therapy services for brain tumours: A population-based perspective. Judith Friedland Fund for Occupational Therapy in Oncology and Palliative Care, University of Toronto.

2012-2013 (co-PI) Promoting employment success through workplace accommodation following traumatic brain injury and electrical injury. CIHR Operating Grant-Priority Area: Gender, Sex and Health Research, Institute of Gender and Health (IGH).

Representative Publications

Mollayeva, T., Kendzerska, T., Mollayeva, S., Shapiro, C. M., Colantonio, A., & Cassidy, J. D. (2013). Fatigue in adults with traumatic brain injury: predictors and consequences: a systematic review of longitudinal study protocols. Systematic Reviews, 2, 57. doi: 10.1186/2046-4053-2-57. [open access article]

Topolovec-Vranic, J., Ennis, N., Colantonio, A., Cusimano, M. D., Hwang, S. W., Kontos, P., Ouchterlony, D., & Stergiopoulos, V. (2012). Traumatic brain injury among people who are homeless: A systematic review. BMC Public Health, 12, 1059. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-1059. [open access article]

Kim, H., Colantonio, A., Dawson, D., & Bayley, M. (2013). Community integration outcomes after traumatic brain injury due to physical assault. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(1), 49-58.

Harris, J. E., Colantonio, A., Bushnik, T., Constantinidou, F., Dawson, D., Goldin-Lauretta, Y., Swayne, B., & Warren, H. J. (2012). Advancing the health and quality of life of girls and women after traumatic brain injury: Workshop summary and recommendations. Brain Injury, 26(2), 177-182.

Kontos, P., Colantonio, A., Mitchell, G., Cott, C., Gilbert, J., & Keightley, M. (2012). Improving client-centred brain injury rehabilitation through research-based theatre. Qualitative Health Research, 22(12), 1612-1632.

Colantonio, A., & Comper, P. (2012). Post injury symptoms after a work-related traumatic brain injury in a Canadian population. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, & Rehabilitation, 43(2), 195-201.

Chen, A., Bushmeneva, K., Zagorski, B., Colantonio, A., Parsons, D., & Wodchis, W. P. (2012). Direct costs associated with acquired brain injury in Ontario. BMC Neurology, 12, 76. doi: 10.1186/1471-2377-12-76. [open access article]

Kontos, P., Colantonio, A., Mitchell, G., Cott, C., Gilbert, J., & Keightley, M. (2012). Improving client-centred brain injury rehabilitation through research-based theatre. Qualitative Health Research, 22(12), 1612-1632.

Brown, S., Colantonio, A., & Kim, H (2012). Gender differences in discharge destination among older adults following traumatic brain injury. Health Care for Women International, 33(10), 896-904.

Chen, A., Zagorski, B., Parsons, D., Vander Laan, R., Chan, V., & Colantonio, A. (2012). Factors associated with discharge destination from acute care after acquired brain injury in Ontario, Canada. BMC Neurology, 12,16. doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-16 [open access article]

Liu, M., Wei, W., Fergenbaum, J., Comper, P., & Colantonio, A. (2011). Work-related mild-moderate traumatic brain injury and the construction industry. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, & Rehabilitation, 39(3), 283-290.

Colantonio, A., Gerber, G., Bayley, M., Deber, R., Yin, J., & Kim, H. (2011). Differential profiles for patients with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 43(4), 311-315. [open access article]

Colantonio, A., Harris, J. E., Ratcliff, G., Chase, S., & Ellis, K. (2010). Gender differences in self reported long term outcomes following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. BMC Neurology, 10, 102. doi:10.1186/1471-2377-10-102. [open access article]

Colantonio, A., Saverino, C., Zagorski, B., Swaine, B., Lewko, J., Jaglal, S., & Vernich, L. (2010). Hospitalizations and emergency department visits for traumatic brain injury in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 37(6), 783-790.

Colantonio, A., Mar, W., Yoshida, K., Escobar, M., Velikonja, D., Rizoli, S., Cusimano, M., & Cullen, N. (2010). Women’s health outcomes after traumatic brain injury. Journal of Women’s Health, 19(6), 1109-1116.

Colantonio, A., Mrozcek, D., Patel, J., Lewko, J., Fergenbaum, J., & Brison, R. (2010). Examining occupational traumatic brain injury in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 101(Suppl. 1), S58-S62.

Colantonio, A., Croxford, R., Farooq, S., Laporte, A. & Coyte, P. (2009). Trends in hospitalization associated with traumatic brain injury in Ontario, 1992-2002. Journal of Trauma, 66(1), 179-183.

Colantonio, A., Kontos, P., Gilbert, J., Rossiter, K., Gray, J., & Keightley, M. (2008). After the Crash: Research-based theatre approach for knowledge transfer. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 28(3): 180-185.