Pia Kontos

Pia Kontos, PhD

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My current research program represents a convergence of several key interests or themes: the use of critical social theory and qualitative research methods to examine the norms and assumptions underpinning care practices in long-term care and rehabilitation settings; a philosophy and approach to person-centred care that emphasize embodied selfhood (the importance of the body--its movements and gestures--for self-expression), individualizing care and psychosocial interventions in the clinical area of dementia; and the development, implementation and evaluation of arts-based approaches such as research-based theatre, improvisational drama, and film to bridge my social science research on person-centred care with practice in long-term care and rehabilitation settings.

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J Eval Clin Pract. 2016 Oct 6;:
Carlin L, Sibley K, Jenkinson R, Kontos P, McGlasson R, Kreder HJ, Jaglal S
Dementia (London). 2016 May;15(3):358-80
Dupuis SL, Kontos P, Mitchell G, Jonas-Simpson C, Gray J
Dementia (London). 2016 May;15(3):315-29
Kontos P, Grigorovich A, Kontos AP, Miller KL
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2016 Apr 7;:1-11
Boger J, Jackson P, Mulvenna M, Sixsmith J, Sixsmith A, Mihailidis A, Kontos P, Miller Polgar J, Grigorovich A, Martin S
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Feb;64(2):347-53
Kontos P, Miller KL, Colobong R, Palma Lazgare LI, Binns M, Low LF, Surr C, Naglie G
Dementia (London). 2015 Apr 23;
Kontos P, Miller KL, Mitchell GJ, Stirling-Twist J
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Feb 6;
Haag HL, Caringal M, Sokoloff S, Kontos P, Yoshida K, Colantonio A
CMAJ Open. 2014 Apr;2(2):E69-76
Topolovec-Vranic J, Ennis N, Howatt M, Ouchterlony D, Michalak A, Masanic C, Colantonio A, Hwang SW, Kontos P, Stergiopoulos V, Cusimano MD



Associate Professor (status-only), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (2013-present)
Adjunct Scientist, Baycrest Health Sciences, Rotman Research Institute (2013-present)
Associate Researcher, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University (2013-present)
Associate SGS Member, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto (2012-present)
Associate SGS Member, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto (2011-present)
Academic Fellow, Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, University of Toronto (2009-present)