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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 Shannon Kolind Andrea Townson
Anita Delongis Tim O’Connor

Associate Members
Conducting research in collaboration with ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators
Mike Boyd Mohammad Javan Michael Negraeff
Romeo Chua Andrew Laing Aaron Phillips
Jens Coorssen Nan Liu Paul Van Donkelaar
Kerry Delaney Freda Miller Rhonda Willms
Tim Inglis
 

Emeritus Members
ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators who have retired from their faculty positions

Tom Grigliatti
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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Dr. Tania Lam
Principal Investigator

B.Sc. (Queen’s University), Ph.D. [Neuroscience] (University of Alberta), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (University of Zurich)
Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

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Principal Investigator

B.Sc. [Physics (major), German (minor)] (University of British Columbia),
M.Sc. [Physics] (University of British Columbia),
Ph.D. [Physics] (University of British Columbia),
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia,
Associate Member, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia

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Associate Member

M.D. (Peking University Health Science Center)
Attending Physician, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Peking University Third Hospital
Associate Professor, Peking University
Deputy Director, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Peking University Third Hospital
Visiting Assistant Professor (2012-2013, ICORD, University of British Columbia)

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Principal Investigator

B.Sc. [Psychology] (University of Toronto)
Ph.D. [Kinesiology] (University of Waterloo)
Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia Okanagan
Director, SCI Action Canada
Principal Investigator, Canadian Disability Participation Project
Fellow, National Academy of Kinesiology
Recipient, Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship

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Principal Investigator

B.Sc. [OT] (University of British Columbia), M.Sc. [OT] (University of Western Ontario), Ph.D. [Epidemiology & Biostatistics] (University of Western Ontario), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (University of British Columbia)
Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Associate Dean, Health Profession, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Associate Member

B.Sc. (University of Saskatchewan), Ph.D (University of Calgary), Postdoctoral Fellowship (Scripps Research Foundation)
Professor and Canada Research Chair, Departments of Molecular Genetics and Physiology, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children
Senior International Research Scholar, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neurobiology
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

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Principal Investigator

B.Sc. [Life Sciences] (Queens University). M.H.Sc.  (University of British Columbia) M.D. (University of Toronto). Post-Doctoral Fellowship (University of British Columbia),
Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Physician Consultant, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre

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Principal Investigator

B.Sc. (Memorial University of Newfoundland), M.D. (McGill University)
Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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