Areas of Excellence

The School of Rehabilitation Science researchers aim to advance the way rehabilitation science is taught, practiced and delivered within the wider public health care system and community through various pillars of academic research including: 

  • Childhood Disability Research
  • Mobility & Aging Research
  • Musculoskeletal Research

As well as through a variety of other highly specialized research areas.  Meet the faculty of these research areas through the tabs below and explore the fields of research they are advancing.



Childhood Disability Research

Within SRS, the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability houses researchers that develop groundbreaking assessment and therapy services for children with disabilities.



Wenonah Campbell

Campbell, Wenonah - 2019-07-23 (1) (cropped)
John and Margaret Lillie Chair in Childhood Disability Research

905-525-9140 ext. 26840
campbelw@mcmaster.ca


Carol DeMatteo

DeMatteo, Carol - 2019-07-10 (1) (cropped)Gimp
Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 27805
dematteo@mcmaster.ca


Briano Di Rezze

Di Rezze, Briano - 2019-07-31 (1) (cropped)
Assistant Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 20009
direzzbm@mcmaster.ca


Michelle Phoenix

Phoenix, Michelle - 2019-07-08 (1) (cropped22)
Assistant Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 20836
phoenimp@mcmaster.ca


Mobility & Aging Research

SRS researchers are leaders in the field of rehabilitation practices, policies and education for challenges facing older persons and those living with chronic illness.



Marla Beauchamp

Marla Beauchamp
Assistant Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 21732
beaucm1@mcmaster.ca


Jacqueline Bosch

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Associate Professor

905-317-9161
boschj@mcmaster.ca


Vanina Dal Bello-Haas

Dal Bello-Haas, Vanina
Assistant Dean (Physiotherapy)

905-525-9140 ext. 27822
vdalbel@mcmaster.ca


Jocelyn Harris

Harris, Jocelyn - Website
Associate Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 27813
jharris@mcmaster.ca


Michelle Kho

Kho, Michelle
Associate Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 28221
khome@mcmaster.ca


Ayse Kuspinar

Kuspinar, Ayse
Assistant Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 27823
kuspinaa@mcmaster.ca


Lori Letts

Letts, Lori - 2019-07-08 (1) (cropped2)
Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 27816
lettsl@mcmaster.ca


Julie Richardson

Julie Richardson
Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 27811
jrichard@mcmaster.ca

Patty Solomon

Soloman, Patty
Co-Director, Masters in Health Management

905-973-8999
solomon@mcmaster.ca


Ada Tang

Tang, Ada
Associate Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 24174
atang@mcmaster.ca


Brenda Helen Vrkljan

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Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 27817
vrkljan@mcmaster.ca


Sarah Wojkowski

Wojkowski, Sarah
Acting Assistant Dean (Physiotherapy)

905-525-9140 ext. 27814
wojkows@mcmaster.ca


Musculoskeletal Research

SRS is home to a group of world-renowned researchers that are pioneering the ways in which bone and muscle injuries and disorders are prevented, diagnosed, and treated across all age groups and abilities.



Michelle Kho

Kho, Michelle
Associate Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 28221
khome@mcmaster.ca


Joy MacDermid

MacDermid, Joy - 2019-08 (cropped)
Professor (Part-time)

905-525-9140 ext. 22867
macderj@mcmaster.ca


Luciana Gazzi Macedo

Macedo, Luciana
Assistant Professor

289-426-0824
macedol@mcmaster.ca


Other Areas of Research Excellence

SRS researchers are continually advancing the way rehabilitation science is taught, practiced and delivered within the wider public health care system and community. Click on the faculty profiles below to view exciting areas of research excellence within our school including:

  • Helping children with mild concussion to return to activities quickly and safely
  • Promoting workplace mental health and employment services for people with disabilities
  • Helping people with arthritis to stay active
  • Developing programs to help stroke-recovery patients stay active in the community


Liliana Coman

Liliana Coman
Associate Professor

905-928-5133
comanl@mcmaster.ca


Shaminder Dhillon

Dhillon, Shami - 2019-06-25 (1) (cropped gimp)
Assistant Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 27815
sdhill@mcmaster.ca


Rebecca Gewurtz

Gewurtz, Rebecca - 2019-07-08 (1) (cropped)
Associate Professor

289-426-0861
gewurtz@mcmaster.ca


Sandra Elizabeth Moll

Moll, Sandra - 2019-07-08 (1) (cropped)
Associate Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 23523
molls@mcmaster.ca


Lyn Turkstra

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Assistant Dean of the Speech-Language Pathology Program

905-525-9140 ext. 28648
turkstrl@mcmaster.ca