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Faculty Member

Sheilah Anderson Hogg-​Johnson Ph.D.,Biostatistics, M.Math. Statistics

Email Address(es)
shoggjohnson(at), sheilah.hogg.johnson(at)
Office Phone
(416) 927-2027 x 2130
Office Address
Institute for Work and Health 481 University Avenue, Suite 800 Toronto, ON M5G 2E9
Biostatistics Division
Epidemiology Division
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • prognostic modelling
  • administrative data
  • health measurement
  • work disability
  • occupational health and safety

Other Affiliations

Epidemiology Division, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Institute for Work & Health, Toronto, Ontario

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

Honours & Awards

Current Research Projects

  • 2010-present a study of the measurement properties of organizational leading indicators of occupational health and safety in Ontario workplaces
  • 2010-present a study of different approaches to distributing occupational health and safety inspectorate resources in Ontario
  • 2010-present a comparison of two cohorts of injured workers, one from 1993 and one from 2005, to identify whether changes in injured worker disability outcomes are most likely due to changing worker demographics, changes in injury severity, changes in workplace characeteristics or a change in workers' compensation policy
  • 2012-present a study to compare occupational health & safety outcomes in construction sector companies that are unionized to those not unionized
  • 2012-present cross-jurisdictional comparisons of workers' compensation polices and outcomes to evaluate system level features and their contribution to outcomes

Representative Publications

Hogg-Johnson S, Cole DC, Early Claimant Design Group, Prognostic. Modeling Workgroup. Early prognostic factors for duration on benefits among workers with compensated occupational soft tissue injuries. Occupational & Environmental Medicine 2003; 60(4):244-253. PMID 12660372

Hogg-Johnson S, van der Velde G, Carroll L, Holm L, Cassidy JD, Guzman J, Côté P, Haldeman S, Ammedolia C, Carragee E, Hurwitz E, Nordin M, Peloso P. Burden and determinants of neck pain in the general population: Results of The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and its Associated Disorders. Spine Feb 2008; 33(4S) Neck Pain Task Force Supplement:S39-51. PMID 19251074 PMID 18204398 Republished in J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Feb;32(2 Suppl):S46-60.

Sears JM and Hogg-Johnson S. Enhancing the policy impact of evaluation research: a case study of nurse practitioner role expansion in a state workers' compensation system. Nursing Outlook. 2009; 57(2):99-106. PMID 19318169

Hogg-Johnson SA. Differences in reported psychometric properties of the neck disability index: Patient population or choice of methods? Spine J. 2009 Oct;9(10):854-6. Epub 2009 Aug 6. PMID 19664967

Hogg-Johnson S, Cole DC, Lee H, Beaton DE, Kennedy C, and Subrata P. Changes in physiotherapy utilization in one workforce: Implications for accessibility among Canadian working-age adults. Healthcare Policy. 2011 Feb; 6(3):93-108. PMID: 22294994

Koehoorn M, McLeod CB, Fan J, Mcgrail KM, Barer ML, Côté P and Hogg-Johnson S. Do private clinics or expedited fees reduce disability duration for injured workers following knee surgery? Healthcare Policy. 2011; 7(1):55-70. PMID: 22851986

Hogg-Johnson S, Robson L, Cole D, Amick III BC, Tompa E, Subrata P, Smith PM, Van Eerd D, Mustard CA. A randomized controlled study to evaluate the effectiveness of targeted occupational health & safety consultation or inspection in Ontario manufacturing workplaces Occup Environ Med 2012Dec;69(12):890-900. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2011-100333.; [Epub Aug 23] PMID:22918898

Davis AM, Perruccio AV, Ibrahim S, Hogg-Johnson S, Wong R, Badley EM. Understanding recovery: Changes in the relationships of the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) components over time. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Dec;75(11):1999-2006. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.08.008.[Epub 2012 Aug 23] PMID: 22940011

Perruccio A, Davis A, Hogg-Johnson S, Badley E. The importance of self-rated health and mental well-being in predicting health outcomes following total joint replacement surgery for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care & Research (Hoboken). (Hoboken). 2011 Jul;63(7):973-81. doi: 10.1002/acr.20467. PMID 21425249