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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Jennifer Abbass Dick, PhD

Associate Professor
  • breastfeeding
  • parenting
  • co-parenting
  • fathers
  • randomized controlled trials
  • interventions design and evaluation
  • eHealth

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JoAnne Arcand, PhD, RD

Associate Professor
  • public health nutrition
  • clinical nutrition
  • dietetics
  • food policy (food supply, public knowledge attitudes behaviours)
  • chronic disease prevention and management
  • cardiovascular disease (hypertension, heart failure)
  • program and policy evaluation
  • patient oriented research
  • implementation science
  • dietary sodium
  • dietary assessment
  • knowledge translation

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Robert Balogh, PhD, MSc, BHSc

Associate Professor
  • Intellectual disability
  • health services, primary care
  • preventable hospitalizations
  • dual diagnosis
  • health disparities


Laura Banks, PhD, RKin

Associate Teaching Professor
  • human physiology
  • clinical exercise science
  • cardiac rehabilitation
  • teaching and learning

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Caroline Barakat, BSc (Hon), MES, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Public Health
  • Healthy Environments
  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Health Geography
  • Air Pollution and Health
  • Health Inequities
  • Educational Health Promotive Toolkits

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Emma Bartfay, PhD

Professor (Retired)
  • dementia care
  • epidemiology
  • aging
  • gerontology
  • global health
  • population health
  • health services utilization

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Wally Bartfay, RN, PhD

  • public and population health
  • prevention and health promotion related to non-communicable chronic diseases in older adults
  • use of mobile information and communication technologies and health outcomes
  • e-health
  • men in nursing

Nancy Bergeron

Associate Teaching Professor

Lavern Bourne

Lavern Bourne, MLT, PhD

Senior Teaching Professor
  • Public health: mental health
  • simulation in healthcare
  • accountability in the healthcare sector
  • interprofessional education and collaboration
  • transfusion science (immunology)

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Ginny Brunton, RN (ON), RM RGN (UK), BScN, BA (Hons) Midwifery, MSc HRM, PhD

Associate Professor
  • community engagement in health research
  • health research methodology
  • evidence synthesis and knowledge exchange
  • health policy
  • community/population health
  • public health
  • birth and maternity care research

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Toba Bryant, PhD

Associate Professor
  • social determinants of health
  • public policy
  • welfare state
  • social and health inequalities
  • intersectionality
  • political economy
  • health policy
  • neoliberalism
  • employment and economic restructuring

Sue Coffey, PhD

Associate Professor
  • innovative nursing curriculum
  • curriculum evaluation
  • accessible post-secondary education for non-traditional students
  • nursing theory development

Adam Cole, PhD

Assistant Professor
  • public health
  • substance use
  • child and adolescent health
  • school/campus health promotion
  • chronic disease prevention
  • program and policy evaluation


Pierre Côté, DC, PhD

Professor, Ontario Tech University Research Excellence Chair in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • epidemiology
  • disability
  • rehabilitation
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • traffic injuries
  • low back and neck pain
  • mental health
  • clinical practice guidelines


Courtney Cross, MEd

Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Microbiology
  • Infection Control
  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology

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Shilpa Dogra, PhD

Associate Professor
  • aging
  • age-friendly
  • healthy cities
  • active transportation
  • e-bikes
  • sedentary behaviour
  • human physiology
  • biomarkers


Adam Dubrowski, PhD

Associate Professor
  • simulation in health care
  • disruptive technologies
  • teaching and learning

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Brenda Gamble, PhD

Associate Professor
  • health human resources
  • accountability
  • health services research
  • interprofessional education and collaboration
  • public/private sectors in health care
  • health policy analysis
  • funding and delivery of medical laboratory services

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Helene-Marie Goulding

Senior Teaching Professor (Retired)
  • microbiology
  • online tools
  • simulated interprofessional education


Joseph Gurgis, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Safeguarding in Sport
  • Coach Education
  • Indigenous Coaching

Greg Hardy, MLT, EdD

Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Professional Identity
  • Identity
  • Health Professional Education
  • Continuing Education, and Professional Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Instructional Design
  • Educational Assessment
  • Educational Research Methodology including Case Study, Adult Learning & Online Learning

Kerry Johnson

Associate Teaching Professor (Retired)
  • education in technology-enabled environments
  • interprofessional education
  • educational technology and health care

Holly Jones-Taggart, PhD

Associate Professor
  • cellular response to external stimuli
  • molecular manipulation techniques
  • technology-enhanced strategies for delivery of health sciences education


Mikael Khan, MHS

Associate Teaching Professor
  • Simulated interprofessional education
  • pedagogy in health education

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Nooshin Khobzi Rotondi, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor
  • epidemiology
  • health service access
  • health equity research
  • community-based research
  • sampling of hard-to-reach populations
  • survey methods
  • program evaluation


Nicholas La Delfa, PhD, MSc, B. Sc. kin (hon)

Associate Professor
  • occupational biomechanics
  • neuromechanics
  • proactive ergonomics
  • neuromuscular fatigue and recovery
  • upper extremity strength prediction
  • digital human modelling and work simulation
  • musculoskeletal modelling

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Manon Lemonde, RN, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Seniors
  • chronic diseases
  • breastfeeding
  • health literacy
  • cultural care

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Lori Livingston, PhD

  • sport officiating
  • clinical biomechanics
  • injury prevention
  • rehabilitation
  • validity, reliability and accuracy of clinical measurements
  • sport coaching


Meghann Lloyd, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Motor Development
  • Children with Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Health of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Special Olympics

Fabiola Longo, RN, MN

Adjunct Faculty Teaching Professor
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Student Success
  • Caring in Nursing Practice
  • Clinical Focus: Child, Family and Older Adults

Sarah Mavor

Associate Teaching Professor

Janet McCabe, RN, MEd, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Intellectual disability
  • Developmental disability
  • Physical activity
  • health promotion
  • community-engaged research
  • health disparities
  • rural and remote
  • nursing
  • social inclusion


Evelyn Moreau

Associate Teaching Professor
  • clinical biochemistry
  • drug monitoring
  • simulation

Bernadette Murphy, DC, PhD

Associate Professor
  • sensorimotor integration
  • neural adaptation and learning
  • neurophysiology of musculoskeletal treatments
  • chronic pain processing
  • neural effects of exercise
  • brain plasticity in virtual reality

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Mika Nonoyama, PhD, RRT, FCSRT

Associate Professor
  • pediatric respiratory therapy
  • chronic respiratory disease management
  • long-term and prolonged mechanical ventilation
  • respiratory therapy scholarly practices

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Efrosini Papaconstantinou, PhD

Associate Professor
  • sleep
  • sleep patterns
  • predictors of disturbed sleep
  • pediatrics
  • child and adolescent health
  • randomized controlled trial
  • evaluation of nursing interventions
  • non-pharmacological interventions

Elita Partosoedarso, PhD

Senior Teaching Professor
  • Teaching and learning
  • Educational technologies and innovations
  • Open educational resources
  • Pharmacology

Syed Qadri, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
  • transfusion science
  • blood products
  • red blood cells
  • pathogen inactivation treatment
  • erythropoiesis
  • anemia
  • cellular signaling

David Rudoler, PhD

Associate Professor
  • health services research
  • health policy
  • health economics
  • econometrics
  • primary care
  • mental health and addictions
  • data science


Milly Ryan-Harshman, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Curriculum
  • Simulation Education
  • Generative AI Tools
  • Food and Technology


Otto Sanchez, MD, PhD

  • Disparities in Cancer, with focus on environmental carcinogenesis
  • Knowledge synthesis in environmental health and cancer
  • Cancer biology: Mechanisms of tumorigenesis and metastasis
  • Teaching of basic health sciences with clinical context using case studies
  • Effective use of educational technology in health sciences

Ruth Simpson

Associate Teaching Professor (Retired)
  • point-of-care technology
  • lab information systems as teaching tool
  • education
  • teaching and hearing-impaired

Donna Smeeton

Associate Teaching Professor
  • clinical research studies
  • interprofessional and critical thinking
  • community research
  • ethics

Heather Sprenger, PhD

Associate Professor
  • physiology
  • exercise
  • metabolism
  • environmental physiology
  • performance

Wendy Stanyon, RN, EdD

Associate Professor (Retired)
  • community-based research, community engagement
  • mental health
  • vulnerable populations
  • training and education tools
  • mindsight
  • simulation

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Winnie Sun, RN, PhD

Associate Professor
  • gerontology
  • community health
  • self-management
  • home care safety
  • adverse events
  • assistive technologies
  • information communication technology
  • dementia
  • social inclusion
  • disability
  • health services and policy

Connie Thurber

Associate Teaching Professor
  • cardiac marker testing
  • clinical biochemistry

Ellen Vogel, RD, FDC, PhD

Associate Professor
  • nutritional genomics
  • functional foods
  • chronic disease prevention
  • food security
  • food and nutrition policy
  • nutrition labelling
  • telecommuting
  • teaching and learning technologies


Nick Wattie, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Expertise Development
  • Athlete Development
  • Talent Identification and Development
  • Applied Skill Acquisition
  • Sport
  • Simulation Based Medical Education

Paul Yielder, PhD

Associate Professor
  • computed tomography
  • MRI/fMRI
  • ultrasound
  • anatomical modelling
  • musculoskeletal MRI
  • neuroanatomy
  • neuroscience
  • performance asymmetry
  • psychopathology

Hilde Zitzelsberger, PhD

Associate Professor
  • disabilities and differences
  • chronic illnesses
  • embodiment
  • community health
  • gender and health (i.e. women and girls)
  • health-care technologies