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.
A Systematic Review and Appraisal of the Cross-Cultural Validity of Functional Status Assessments Measures in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Apr 12;:
Rating Scales and Performance-based Measures for Assessment of Functional Ability in Huntington's Disease: Critique and Recommendations.
Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2018 Jul-Aug;5(4):361-372
Using Physical Activity Trackers in Arthritis Self-Management: A Qualitative Study of Patient and Rehabilitation Professional Perspectives.
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Feb;71(2):227-236
SCN5A mutations in 442 neonates and children: genotype-phenotype correlation and identification of higher-risk subgroups.
Eur Heart J. 2018 Aug 14;39(31):2879-2887
Development and content validation of the Muscular Dystrophy Child Health Index of Life with Disabilities questionnaire for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2019 01;61(1):75-81
Presurgery osteoarthritis severity over 10 years in 2 Ontario prospective total knee replacement cohorts: a cohort study.
CMAJ Open. 2018 Jul-Sep;6(3):E269-E275
Factors associated with the orthopaedic surgeon's decision to recommend total joint replacement in hip and knee osteoarthritis: an international cross-sectional study of 1905 patients.
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Oct;26(10):1311-1318
Disabil Rehabil. 2018 Jul 06;:1-15
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 05 15;26(10):e219-e220
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