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ICORD is fortunate to include researchers who are faculty members and/or clinicians at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and other national and international institutions.

Browse through the short profiles below and on the next pages, or click on researcher names below for their detailed profiles. For more information about becoming a member of ICORD, please contact us.

Principal Investigators
Primary research programs closely aligned with ICORD’s mission
Gary Birch John Kramer
Matt Ramer
Paul Bishop Andrei Krassioukov
Bonita Sawatzky
Jaimie Borisoff Brian Kwon
Carolyn Sparrey
Victoria Claydon Tania Lam
Miriam Spering
Peter Cripton Corree Laule John Steeves
Marcel Dvorak Kathleen Martin Ginis Lynn Stothers
Stacy Elliott William Miller John Street
Janice Eng Patricia Mills Wolfram Tetzlaff
Susan Forwell Wayne Moore Darren Warburton
Aziz Ghahary Ben Mortenson Cheryl Wellington
David Granville Mark Nigro Christopher West
Andy Hoffer Ipek Oruc David Whitehurst
Sandra Hundza Tom Oxland Stephanie Willerth
Reza Jalili
Catherine Pallen
David Wilson
Piotr Kozlowski Scott Paquette
 Paul Zehr

Investigators
Primary research programs peripherally aligned with ICORD’s mission
Philip Ainslie Heather Gainforth Jane Roskams
Hugh Anton Tal Jarus William Sheel
Mark Carpenter Tim O’Connor  Andrea Townson
Anita Delongis

Associate Members
Conducting research in collaboration with ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators
Mike Boyd Kerry Delaney Michael Negraeff
Romeo Chua Tim Inglis Paul Van Donkelaar
Jens Coorssen Andrew Laing Rhonda Willms
Emeritus Members
ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators who have retired from their faculty positions
 Tom Grigliatti
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Principal Investigator

B.Sc. [Physics] (Harvey Mudd College), Ph.D. [Biophysics] (Johns Hopkins University)
Professor, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Faculty of Science, Simon Fraser University
Associate Member, School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Lungpacer Medical Inc.

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Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, Department of Exercise Science, University of Victoria
Adjunct Professor, Island Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Victoria

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B.Sc. (University of Waterloo), B.Sc. [Physical Therapy] (University of Western Ontario), M.Sc. (University of Waterloo), Ph.D. (Queens University)
Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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M.D. (Tehran University of Medical Sciences), Ph.D. [Experimental Medicine] (University of British Columbia), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (University of British Columbia)
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of British Columbia

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Principal Investigator

M.Sc. (Jagiellonian University), Ph.D. (Institute of Nuclear Physics, Jagiellonian University)
Associate Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Centre, University of British Columbia
Associate Professor, Departments of Radiology and Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Associate Member, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia
Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre

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Principal Investigator

B.Sc. [Kinesiology] (University of Calgary)
M.Sc. [Neuroscience] (University of Western Ontario)
Ph.D. [Neuroscience] (University of British Columbia)
Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

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Principal Investigator

M.D. (Volgograd State Medical School), Ph.D. (Ivan Pavlov Institute of Physiology), FRCPC (University of British Columbia)
Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Chair in Rehabilitation Research, ICORD
Associate Director, Rehabilitation Research, ICORD
Director, ICORD Autonomic Research Unit
Staff physician, Spinal Cord Program, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
Adjunct Professor, Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Western Ontario
Chair of International Autonomic Standards Committee, ASIA/ISCOS

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Principal Investigator

M.D. (Queen’s University), F.R.C.S.C [Orthopaedic Surgery] (University of British Columbia), Ph.D. [Neuroscience] (University of British Columbia), Spine Fellowship (Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University)

Canada Research Chair in Spinal Cord Injury
Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Spine Surgeon, Vancouver Spine Program, Vancouver General Hospital
Associate Director, Clinical Research, ICORD
Director, Vancouver Spine Research Program

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Associate Member

Director, Injury Biomechanics and Aging Laboratory
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo

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