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Canadian SCI Rehabilitation Introduction

Meet the Team Beverley Catharine (Cathy) Craven BA, MD, FRCP(C), MSc, CD Dr. Cathy Craven is a Physiatrist with a Clinician Scientist role at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network in Ontario, Canada. Currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, she was the recipient of the 2011 Division of Physiatry “Innovator of the Year Award”. Dr. Craven’s clinical and research expertise is in the prevention and treatment of secondary health conditions among individuals with SCI, with a focus on sublesional osteoporosis and health service provision. She has published over 80 articles on related topics. Dr. Craven is the Ontario lead for the SCI-IMPACT team (an Ontario and Québec interprovincial group focused on ameliorating secondary health conditions after SCI, and their related economic, health and quality of life burdens). She has been the Scientific Co-chair of the 1st to 5th National SCI Conference. Dr. Craven conceived and developed the SCI rehabilitation framework, scoping review and report card methodology with colleagues Molly Verrier, Jane Hsieh and Dalton Wolfe; and led the analysis, reporting and production of the Atlas, including summaries of the framework, methods and key perspectives from E-Scan. In addition, she was responsible for facilitating completion of the Sexual Health, Employment, Ameliorating Neuropathic Pain, Bowel Continence and Skeletal Integrity chapters, led the report card scoring process and made substantial editorial contributions to all chapters. The following pages profile the E-Scan investigative team nembers and E-Scan participating sites. Dalton L Wolfe PhD Dr. Dalton Wolfe is an Associate Scientist in the Program of Aging, Rehabilitation and Geriatric Care in the Lawson Health Research Institute, London, ON, Canada; an Assistant Professor in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at Western University. Dr. Wolfe’s primary research interests are in the areas of knowledge mobilization and health promotion for individuals with SCI. In addition, Dr. Wolfe has expertise in examining the impact on health of the various secondary health conditions commonly encountered by those with SCI. As a core investigator, he contributed to the rehab framework and report card conception, facilitated site engagement, developed the data collection forms, and monitored data collection and cleaning prior to analysis. In addition, Dr. Wolfe facilitated completion of the Informed Self Management, Physical Activity and Wheeled Mobility chapters of the Atlas. Molly Verrier MHSc, Dip (P&OT) Molly Verrier trained as a physical and occupational therapist at the University of Toronto (UofT), and practiced physical therapy in neurology/neurosurgery at the Toronto Western Hospital - where she was also a research physical therapist. Following her graduate studies at McMaster University in Clinical Neurophysiology and Health Science she was the lead of the Human Motor Control Laboratory at the Playfair Neuroscience Unit and faculty at UofT. Between 1994 and 2004, she chaired UofT’s Department of Physical Therapy and the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, where she implemented a Professional Master’s Program in Physical Therapy, and MSc and PhD Programs in Rehabilitation Science. Today, Associate Professor Emeritus Verrier is a Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network – Lyndhurst Centre Brain and Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program where she leads the SCIMobility Laboratory. She has made substantial contributions to the Atlas including, but not limited to, participation in the conceptualization of the E-Scan framework, methodology and report card, and facilitated completion of the chapters on Walking, Grasping, Reaching and Manipulation, and Cardiovascular Integrity; and production of the geocoding maps. Vanessa K Noonan MSc, PhD, PT As Director of Research at the Rick Hansen Institute, Dr. Noonan is responsible for scientific leadership of the Translational Research program. Actively involved with the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry since its inception, she is also part of the International SCI Data Set Committee (which has overseen the development of 16 data sets, now used internationally); and is a co-investigator on the Access to Care and Timing project, examining the provision of care for individuals with SCI in 12 Canadian centres. As a physical therapist, she practiced in both the SCI acute and rehabilitation settings, clinically; and her research examines processes and outcomes of care following SCI rehabilitation, to move research into practice and create standards of care. Dr. Noonan obtained her PhD from the UBC School of Population and Public Health in 2009, received a post-doctoral fellowship award from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, and worked with the NIH-sponsored project PROMIS (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System), at the University of Washington. Dr. Noonan facilitated completion of the Atlas chapters on Emotional Wellbeing, Community Participation, and Independence in Breathing. 18 CAPTURING CAPACITY IN CANADIAN SCI REHABILITATION


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