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Mika Nonoyama
PhD

Assistant Professor

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Faculty of Health Sciences

Health Clinician Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children Associate Professor (status-only), Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto Assistant Professor (status-only), Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Contact information

Science Building - Room 3025
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5329

mika.nonoyama@ontariotechu.ca


Research topics

  • chronic respiratory disease management (COPD, lung cancer)
  • long-term and prolonged mechanical ventilation
  • exercise and rehabilitation
  • pediatric respiratory therapy

Research and expertise

  • Background and interests

    Dr. Mika Nonoyama’s research program is in respiratory therapy, specifically, respiratory disease management across all age groups. Programs across the whole health-care continuum are needed to improve prevention; provide effective management; and supply alternative, consistent models of service delivery for those living with respiratory-related diseases and disorders. Dr. Nonoyama is involved with several different research areas to help address these issues. First, she is invested in optimizing the quality of health-care services for individuals affected by long-term respiratory failure and use of prolonged or long-term mechanical ventilation. Secondly, she is a Health Clinician Scientist at SickKids, researching innovative approaches to paediatric respiratory therapy. Finally, she has an interest in the management of chronic respiratory disease, including rehabilitation and exercise. The goals for her research are to gather information and understand, develop and evaluate effective respiratory therapies to help individuals affected by respiratory related diseases and disorders across their life span.

    Dr. Nonoyama is a registered respiratory therapist with a PhD in the Rehabilitation Science Institute from the University of Toronto. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the University of Toronto's Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology; she holds a status-only Associate Professor position in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto, and a Health Clinician Scientist position at SickKids in the Respiratory Therapy Department and Clinical Health Evaluative Sciences. She volunteers for many organizations, including the Ontario and Canadian Lung Associations and the Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario.

  • Publications

    For a comprehensive list of publications, visit GoogleScholarResearchGate, ORCID and the SickKids Research, Education and Clinical Hub (REACH).

  • Research collaborators
    • College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO): General Certificate #001869
    • Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT)
    • Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario (RTSO)
    • Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS)
    • Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS)
    • Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS)
    • American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC)
    • European Respiratory Society (ERS)
    • Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG)
  • Courses taught

    Courses taught (past and present) at the undergraduate level:

    • HLSC 3910U: Research Methods for Health Care Professionals: Theory and Application
    • HLSC 4998U: Research Practicum
    • HLSC 4807U: Perspectives in Aging

    Courses taught (past and present) at the graduate level:

    • HLSC 5122G: Successful Aging
  • Graduate student research
    • Samantha Mekhuri: The Influence of Weather on Individuals with Chronic Lung Disease.
    • Shirley Quach: A Survey of Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation Best Practice.
    • Samira Ansari: Unplanned Extubations in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
    • Kristopher Knopf: Extubation Readiness in Critically Ill Children: A Scoping Review.
    • Elise Cunningham: Pilot Study on Nordic Pole Walking and Individuals with Cancer: Effects on Physical Function and Quality of Life.
    • Lily Yang: Home Mechanical Ventilation: Developing a Risk Profile through a Retrospective Review Using the World Health Organization’s International Patient Safety Event Classification
  • Grants

     

    Research Activity

    Role

    Value

    2019 Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Transitions in Care Team Grant, Phase 1

    Co-applicant

    $949,813

    2019 Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Transitions in Care Evaluation Operating Grant

    Co-applicant

    $199,692

    2018 Network for Canadian Oral Health Research: New Frontier Seed Grant Program

    Co-investigator

    $20,000

    2018 The Canadian Lung Association - Breathing as One: Allied Health Research Grant

    Co-investigator

    $20,000

    2017 HSBC Bank Canada Catalyst Research Grant from The Hospital for Sick Children

    Principal Investigator

    $49,040

    2017 Ontario Tech University Teaching Innovation Fund (TIF)

    Co-investigator

    $7,932

    2016 Muscular Dystrophy Canada Respiratory Care Grant

    Co-investigator

    $49,998

    2016 Ontario Lung Association

    Project Manager

    $5,500

    2016 Post-Polio Health International (including International Ventilator Users Network)

    Co-Principal Investigator

    $147,000

    2015 Muscular Dystrophy Canada Respiratory Care Grant

    Co-investigator

    $49,505

    2015 Canadian Lung Association, Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals

    Co-investigator

    $19,929

    2014 Muscular Dystrophy Canada Respiratory Care Grant

    Co-investigator

    $49,690

    2014 Canadian Lung Association, Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals

    Principal Investigator

    $26,748

    2014 The ALS Society of British Columbia

    Principal Investigator

    $7,600

    2013 Sick Kids Norman Saunders Complex Care Grant

    Co-investigator

    $30,000

    2012 Toronto East General Hospital Community Based Research Fund

    Co-investigator

    $10,518

    2012 Canadian Lung Association, Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals

    Principal Investigator

    $15,248

    2012 Ontario Lung Association, Ontario Respiratory Care Society

    Principal Investigator

    $15,000

    2012 Ontario Lung Association National Grant Review/Grant-in-Aid

    Principal Investigator

    $49,326

    2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Partnerships for Health Systems Improvement

    Co-investigator

    $348,864

    2011 The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medical Association

    Co-investigator

    $99,793

    2008 Health Force Ontario’s Optimizing Use of Health Providers’ Competencies Fund

    Co-applicant

    $250,000

    2008 Ontario Lung Association, Ontario Respiratory Care Society

    Co-investigator

    $12,867

    2007 Canadian Lung Association, Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals

    Co-investigator

    $4,332

    2007 Ontario Lung Association, Ontario Respiratory Care Society

    Co-investigator

    $4,000

    2006 Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada

    Co-investigator

    $5,000

  • Education
    • PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
    • Respiratory Therapy Diploma, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN