Janice Eng

  University Killam Professor, Canada Research Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation, Director of the Rehabilitation Research Program, Co-Director CHHM

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Professor

Physical Therapy/Medicine

PhD, BSc(PT/OT)

Janice Eng

University Killam Professor, Canada Research Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation, Director of the Rehabilitation Research Program, Co-Director CHHM

As a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Dr. Eng dedicates 80% of her time to her Neurorehabilitation Research Program. She is co-Director of the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, and Director of the Rehabilitation Research Program. She has clinical training in physical therapy and occupational therapy, as well as training in biomedical engineering. She has received many awards for her contributions, including recipient of a Jonas Salk Award for lifelong contributions to alleviate physical disability, inductee as a Fellow by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Université Laval.

Her research develops innovative and effective rehabilitation interventions to improve functional abilities in people with neurological conditions, such as stroke and spinal cord injury, as well as in older adults. She works both from the GF Strong Rehab Centre and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility site. Her research focuses on clinical trials to develop new treatments to improve recovery. She is the co-lead of the CanStroke Recovery Trials Platform https://canadianstroke.ca/canstroke-recovery-trials/ which aims to operate high-impact, pan-Canadian trials of the highest priority to improve stroke recovery. Her trainees have had backgrounds in physical therapy, occupational therapy, engineering, nursing, medicine, kinesiology, psychology or science. Her trainees recently completed a 3-province trial to improve walking in severe stroke using a robotic exoskeleton https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34629104/ ; a 6-site trial to improve walking after stroke using a structured program informed by commercial wearable sensors https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32811378/ ; and a 3-site trial to improve self-management after stroke through a telehealth program. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33949270/

Areas of Research

stroke, spinal cord injury, rehabilitation, clinical trials, implementation science, aging