Dr. Colantonio is a Professor at the University of Toronto 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 Sciences, and holds a CIHR Chair in Gender, Work and Health. Dr. Colantonio is also a Senior Scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, UHN.
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. Dr. Colantonio is a Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American College of Epidemiology.
She leads a broad, internationally recognized program of research on acquired brain injury (ABI) examining ABI in the population, targeting injury prevention and post-acute care with a special focus on vulnerable populations. Other areas of Dr. Colantonio’s research program include work-related TBI, long term outcomes, impact of sex/gender on outcomes, and innovative approaches to intervention, such as the use of theatre as a knowledge mobilization strategy.