Dr. Davis trained as a physiotherapist and clinical epidemiologist and received her doctorate from the University of Toronto. Currently, she is a Senior Scientist and Division Head, Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research, Krembil Research Institute and is an investigator with the Arthritis and Community Research and Evaluation Unit at UHN. She is a Professor at the University of Toronto in the Departments of Physical Therapy and Surgery and holds Full Membership in the School of Graduate Studies (University of Toronto) in the Rehabilitation Science Institute, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Institute of Medical Science. She is a past member of the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Advisory Board. She is also the past Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee and a past member of the Board of The Arthritis Society. She is currently the Co-Chair of Bone and Joint Canada and Director of their Osteoarthritis Initiatives and a member of the Board of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International. She is also an Associate Editor for Osteoarthritis and Cartilage and on the Editorial Board of Arthritis Care & Research.
Dr. Davis' primary research focus is in musculoskeletal disease, particularly in identifying modifiable predictors of patient outcomes. She also has extensive experience in outcome measure development and evaluation and has published and lectured extensively on various aspects of patient evaluation and outcomes in arthritis and musculoskeletal oncology. Recent work focuses on models of care for arthritis including development and evaluation of care pathways to improve access to services for people with arthritis and hip fracture.
Cross-cultural adaptation and implementation of Good Life with osteoarthritis in Denmark (GLA:D™): group education and exercise for hip and knee osteoarthritis is feasible in Canada.
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2017 Nov 13;:
Neurology. 2017 Nov 03;:
N Engl J Med. 2017 08 24;377(8):723-732
Curr Oncol. 2017 Jun;24(3):153-160
Response to letter by Saenz-Farret et al. on "Rating scales for behavioral symptoms in Huntington's disease: Critique and recommendations".
Mov Disord. 2017 Mar;32(3):482
A prospective cohort study examining medical and social factors associated with engagement in life activities following total hip replacement.
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2017 Jul;25(7):1032-1039
Clinical classes of injured workers with chronic low back pain: a latent class analysis with relationship to working status.
Eur Spine J. 2017 Jan 31;:
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Jun;30(3):503-535
Implementation of musculoskeletal Models of Care in primary care settings: Theory, practice, evaluation and outcomes for musculoskeletal health in high-income economies.
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Jun;30(3):375-397
Development, Sensibility, and Validity of a Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease Case Ascertainment Tool.
J Rheumatol. 2017 Jan;44(1):18-23
Senior Scientist, Krembil Research Institute (Krembil)
Professor, Departments of Physical Therapy, and Surgery, University of Toronto
Professor, Rehabilitation Science Institute, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto