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Jessica Wong

Adjunct Scientist ICES Western Populations & Public Health Research Program


Jessica Wong, DC, PhD is an Epidemiologist and Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at Western University, where she holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Research Excellence, Diversity and Independence (REDI) Award. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Scientist at ICES Western. Jessica leads a program of research in aging, musculoskeletal health, and rehabilitation. Her research focuses on developing innovative strategies to reduce unmet needs and improve equitable access-to-care for people in need of rehabilitation, including older adults with musculoskeletal conditions. She leverages a range of epidemiologic and knowledge synthesis methods, including population-based studies using linked population health survey and administrative data, and systematic and scoping reviews. She co-designs her research alongside people with lived experience and other knowledge users to co-create knowledge and ensure that the research is relevant and meaningful. Her postdoctoral research was supported by a CIHR REDI Award, Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, and AGE-WELL Michael F. Harcourt Policy Fellowship.

  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Toronto
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Toronto
  • DC, Doctor of Chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
  • BSc, Medical Radiation Sciences, University of Toronto
  • Epidemiology
  • Health services research
  • Musculoskeletal and joint diseases
  • Rehabilitation
  • Elderly
  • Assistant Professor (tenure-track), School of Physical Therapy, Western University
  • Assistant Professor (status-only), Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
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