Angela Colantonio


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Partners for enhancing healthy and productive work for young men and women with disabilities

2018/19-2020/21 • $600,000 • PI,CO
Maintaining a healthy workforce is a priority for employers, workers and policy makers. Of the 1.5 million working age Canadians with a disability, 411,000 are unemployed but want to work and their disabilities do not prevent them from doing so [1-2]. There are nearly 200,000 Canadian young...

2020/21 • $200,000 • PI
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Comorbidity and TBI in older adults: A population-based analysis

2018/19-2020/21 • $105,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Traumatic Brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability. While incidence among older adults is steadily increasing, we know very little about factor affecting outcomes this fastest growing segment of the population. To address this research gap, the purpose of this study is to...

Nothing about me without me: Co-designing mental healthcare improvements with emerging adults from diverse communities, their families and service providers

2020/21 • $81,100 • PI,CO
Emerging adulthood (ages 16 to 25) is a critical developmental phase in the life course marked by challenging transitions in education, health services, employment and identity formation as young people move from adolescence to adulthood and greater independence. This age group is...

Traumatic Brain Injury and Perinatal Mental Health Outcomes

2020/21 • $61,200 • PI,CO
In Canada, 2% of the population lives with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and there are 18,000 hospitalizations for TBI each year. One-third of persons with TBI are women, and TBI is common in young women entering their childbearing years. Women with TBI are more likely than men to have mental...

Canadian Traumatic brain injury Research Consortium (CTRC)

2015/16-2019/20 • $1,824,513 • PI,CO,Other
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most common cause of death in the first half of life and the most frequent cause of long term handicaps for Canadians of all ages. TBI can be quite variable. Individuals who experience the mild form, called concussion, can appear normal on the outside but be...

A gender transformative approach to improve outcomes and equity among persons with Traumatic Brain Injury

2017/18-2019/20 • $449,740 • PI,CO,Other
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in Canada and globally. The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging indicates that one out of four Canadians report a history of TBI. The Public Health Agency of Canada reported that TBI is among the most costly neurological...

Partners for enhancing healthy and productive work for young men and women with disabilities

2018/19-2019/20 • $250,000 • CO
Maintaining a healthy workforce is a priority for employers, workers and policy makers. Of the 1.5 million working age Canadians with a disability, 411,000 are unemployed but want to work and their disabilities do not prevent them from doing so [1-2]. There are nearly 200,000 Canadian young...

Digital technology to support informal caregivers: matching the tools to the needs from a sex and gender perspective

2017/18-2019/20 • $184,621 • PI
More than 25% of Canadians over the age of 15 care for family members or friends. Caregiving has a significant impact on their physical and mental health, with males and females reacting differently. Digital technologies such as mobile applications and home monitoring systems have been developed...

Co-creating, implementing and evaluating a community-based peer-run physical activity program to enhance exercise and sport participation for adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury

2017/18-2019/20 • $109,326 • PI,CO
The challenges or issues to be addressed: People with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) may experience significant long-term challenges such as unemployment, reduced participation in leisure activities and interpersonal relationships, and even homelessness. Leisure physical...

Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging - Full Proposal

2014/15-2018/19 • $24,450,000 • PI,CO
The neurodegenerative brain diseases - Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular dementia, Frontotemporal dementia, and Dementia with Lewy Bodies - will be the "diseases of the 21st century" due to aging of our population. The decision by CIHR to establish a Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging...

A population based perspective of hypoxic ischemic brain injury in Ontario, Canada

2017/18-2018/19 • $141,526 • PI,CO
Hypoxic ischemic brain injury (HIBI) is a type of brain injury from oxygen reduction or diminished blood supply. Common causes of HIBI include cardiac arrest, near drowning, carbon monoxide poisoning, and asphyxia. It is a devastating injury that can lead to decreased independence in daily...

Gender, Work and Traumatic Brain Injury: Addressing the Gap in OHS Research, Policy, and Practice

2012/13-2017/18 • $800,000 • PI
Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. It is a very costly and devastating occupational injury however there is very little information on how to prevent this injury specifically that considers both men and women separately. Also, this research provides us...

The IDEAS Network: enabling people with invisible disabilities to enter, return to, and stay in the workforce

2016/17-2017/18 • $99,952 • PI,CO
Men and women with invisible disabilities face unique and substantive work-related challenges including high levels of stigma, others' dismissal of their conditions, tensions regarding disclosure, and difficulty accessing accommodations, among other issues. At the same time, employers have...

The IDEAS Network: enabling people with invisible disabilities to enter, return to, and stay in the workforce

2016/17-2017/18 • $49,968 • PI,CO
Men and women with invisible disabilities face unique and substantive work-related challenges including high levels of stigma, others' dismissal of their conditions, tensions regarding disclosure, and difficulty accessing accommodations, among other issues. At the same time, employers have...

Addressing Service Needs of Brain Injured Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: Dissemination of an Educational Toolkit for Frontline Workers Through a National Knowledge to Practice Network

2017/18 • $15,000 • PI,CO
Every year thousands of Canadian women experience intimate partner violence (IPV) potentially causing permanent traumatic brain injuries (TBI), a connection left largely unexplored. This is significant because up to 92% of the hits are to the head, face, and neck. While there is national and...

A Population Based Perspective of Children and Youth with Brain Tumours in Ontario, Canada: Who Are They and Where Do They Go?

2013/14-2016/17 • $105,000 • PI,Other
Brain tumours are the leading cause of cancer death in children and youth. Currently, there is little detailed population based information on this group of individuals and even fewer on those that have non-cancerous brain tumours. However, it is important to recognize that non-cancerous brain...

Developing a Patient-Oriented Rehabilitation Research Agenda

2016/17 • $20,000 • PI,CO,Other
St. John's Rehab (SJR) provides specialized rehabilitation care to individuals recovering from stroke, cancer, amputation, major trauma, and burns. In 2012, SJR merged with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) to enhance the continuity of care between acute care and rehabilitation settings....

Battered and Brain Injured: Identifying and Supporting Brain Injured Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

2016/17 • $10,000 • PI,CO
Every year thousands of Canadian women experience intimate partner violence (IPV) potentially causing permanent traumatic brain injuries (TBI), a connection left largely unexplored. This is significant because up to 92% of the hits are to the head. While there is national and media attention to...

CIHR Team in Traumatic Brain Injury and Violence

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,887,348 • PI,CO
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) accounts for 50% or more of all trauma deaths, and an estimated 2% of the population live with lifelong disabilities resulting from TBI. There appears to be a direct link between TBI and violence, which itself is a major issue for Canadians. The goal of the research...

Health Care, Technology and Place (HCTP): A CIHR Strategic Training Initiative

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,603,970 • PI,CO,Other
The Health Care, Technology & Place (HCTP) Program is the only graduate training program that tries to understand 21st century health care by examining the way that technologies, societies & space interact. HCTP provides an integrated, collaborative & interdisciplinary approach to research...

Disorders of Sleep and Wakefulness among Ontario workers with Traumatic Brain Injury: Prevalence and Impact.

2013/14-2014/15 • $70,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Workers with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are at high risk for sleep disturbances, which may occur as a result of direct and indirect trauma to the brain, damage to the hypothalamus/neurotransmitters interfering with sleep-wake cycle, and pain subsequent to damage to the neck/back. Once sleep...

Neurotrauma to Neurorecovery (NtoN) Network

2014/15 • $50,000 • PI
From the instant a person sustains a significant brain or spinal cord injury, a lifetime effort for recovery begins. Neurotrauma (traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or spinal cord (SCI)) affects almost every physiological system, profoundly impacts economic, social and emotional wellbeing of...

The relationship between traumatic brain injury, incarceration and prison misconduct identifying opportunities to break the cycle

2011/12-2013/14 • $199,977 • PI,CO
There is little dedicated research on the consequences of brain injury (e.g. from assaults and accidents) for offenders, although it is becoming increasingly clear that this population is particularly vulnerable to these types of injuries. Recent media coverage of the severe and long-lasting...

Men and Workplace Health: Establishing a Research Agenda to Advance Workplace Health and Safety

2013/14 • $24,780 • PI,CO
We can gain a better understanding of differences between men and women's health by examining how the concepts of "sex" and "gender" interact with and influence various aspects of health, such as health promotion, risk taking behaviour, chronic disease and occupational injuries. For example, men...

Men, High Risk Work and Workplace Health and Safety Practices

2013/14 • $9,832 • PI,CO,Other
In Canada, 97% of the victims of all workplace fatalities between 1993 and 2005 were males. Men who work in high risk industries such as construction, mining, fish harvesting, forestry and who work with electricity may experience the greatest risk of workplace injuries (both physical and...

Sleep disorders following traumatic brain injury; Impact on recovery of cognitive-communication function

2010/11-2012/13 • $130,833 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability for persons under age 45 in North America. With improved medical care in the acute stage, more people are suriving injuries which in the past may have been fatal. There can be a number of debilitating consequences following TBI,...

Clarifying the link between traumatic brain injury and homelessness: a planning workshop

2011/12 • $24,837 • PI,CO
Homelessness and poverty are among the most important social problems in Canada today. Recent studies have shown that over half of homeless people have had a traumatic brain injury during their lifetime. Experiencing a traumatic brain injury can leave a person with long-term physical, emotional...

Planning of an innovative technology-based approach to the treatment of depression following traumatic brain injury

2011/12 • $24,702 • PI,CO
Depression is one of the most common mental health symptoms after traumatic brain injury. Since patients with traumatic brain injury depression experience poorer recoveries than those without, depression should be treated quickly to help patients feel better faster. Internet-delivered therapies...

Tweeting my patient: The use of electronic media in patient-provider communication

2011/12 • $24,426 • PI,CO
Communication tools such as e-mail, text messaging, Twitter, and Facebook have become common-place in society. Patients are using healthcare resources on the internet at an increasing rate. While patients are asking their healthcare providers to interact with them using such communication tools,...

After the Crash: Exploring knowledge translation through research-based drama

2010/11 • $66,985 • PI,CO
Despite advances in knowledge translation research, the transfer of best evidence into practice is often slow and haphazard. For example, although client-centred care is associated with positive health outcomes and increased cost effectiveness of services in rehabilitative care settings, it has...

Reproductive Health Outcomes after Traumatic Brain Injury in Women

2010/11 • $42,500 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in persons under 45 years of age in Canada. When afflicted so early in life, individuals face living decades with disability. Thus, individual with TBI require long-term support and professional intervention extending well...

Women and Traumatic Brain Injury: Advancing the agenda for health

2010/11 • $14,502 • PI,CO
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability globally and, thus, is of major public health importance. TBI is more common than breast cancer, spinal cord injury, HIV/AIDS, and multiple sclerosis combined. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 2%...

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment and Traumatic Brain Injury

2010/11 • $14,274 • PI,CO
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability globally and, thus, is of major public health importance. The disabling consequences of TBI have been well documented, with long term sequelae occurring even among "mild" injuries. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) is a...

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