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Joy MacDermid

Adjunct Scientist ICES Western Chronic Disease & Pharmacotherapy Research Program


Dr. Joy MacDermid is a clinical epidemiologist, physiotherapist, hand therapist and Distinguished Professor of Physical Therapy at Western University. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Outcomes and Knowledge Translation, The Dr. James Roth Chair in Musculoskeletal Measurement and Knowledge Translation and a CIHR sex and Gender Champion. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and The Royal Society of Canada. Her research focuses on upper extremity function, musculoskeletal health, design and evaluation of surgical and rehab interventions/programs, public safety personnel health, work injury, implementation science, and the intersectional impact of Sex and Gender and other personal/social factors on health.

  • BSc, Biology, Mary’s University
  • BScPT, Physical Therapy, Western University
  • MSc, Physical Therapy, Western University
  • PhD, Epidemiology, Western University
  • Military veteran and families
  • Rehabilitation
  • Women or gender-based research
  • Surgical care
  • Injuries/accidents/trauma
  • Co-director Clinical Research, Hand and Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Centre
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