Angela Colantonio, PhD

Angela ColantonioGraduate Teaching Award – Graduate Student Mentorship

Occupational Sciences & Occupational Therapy

Context(s) for Award:
In recognition of sustained excellence in mentorship in the graduate department program

Angela Colantonio is a Professor in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy with cross appointments in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science. She holds a CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health and has over 200 publications. Dr. Colantonio is also a Senior Scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, UHN where she held the Saunderson Family Chair in Acquired Brain Injury Research for 10 years. Dr. Colantonio is a Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American College of Epidemiology. She leads an internationally recognized program of research on acquired brain injury (ABI) that includes examination of ABI in the population targeting injury prevention and post-acute care with a special focus on vulnerable populations. Other areas of focus include long term outcomes, sex- and gender-related issues, and innovative approaches to intervention, such as the use of theatre as a knowledge mobilization strategy. Her research program has attracted over 60 students from a broad range of disciplines. She received her PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health from Yale University, and an MSc in Community Health and a BSc. in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto.

It is an honour to work at the University of Toronto that attracts the amazing trainees that I have the privilege to work with every day. I thank you for this nomination and this award. I am most grateful for all the hard work, dedication and contributions of all our stellar trainees and for all who support them. I dedicate this award to these bright lights of the future.