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; the development of a philosophy and approach to relational caring; the evaluation of arts-based approaches including music, dance, and improvisational play to enrich the lives of people living with dementia; and the development and evaluation of research-based theatre, improvisational drama, and film to bridge the principles of relational caring with practice in long-term care and rehabilitation settings.

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BMJ Open. 2019 Feb 15;9(2):e024838
Kokorelias KM, Munce S, McGilton KS, Cronin SM, Wang CD, Eftekhar P, Cheng DK, Vellani S, Jaglal S, Salbach NM, Kontos P, Colella TJF, Grigorovich A, Cameron JI
J Bioeth Inq. 2019 Feb 11;:
Grigorovich A, Kontos P, Kontos AP
BMC Nephrol. 2018 Aug 06;19(1):195
Kontos P, Grigorovich A, Colobong R, Miller KL, Nesrallah GE, Binns MA, Alibhai SMH, Parsons T, Jassal SV, Thomas A, Naglie G
J Aging Stud. 2018 Jun;45:39-48
Kontos P, Grigorovich A
Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being. 2017;12(sup2):1389578
Hwang AS, Rosenberg L, Kontos P, Cameron JI, Mihailidis A, Nygård L
J Health Organ Manag. 2017 Mar 20;31(1):82-95
Shaw JA, Kontos P, Martin W, Victor C
Sociol Health Illn. 2017 Feb;39(2):182-198
Kontos P, Miller KL, Kontos AP
BMC Nephrol. 2017 Jan 26;18(1):37
Kontos P, Alibhai SM, Miller KL, Brooks D, Colobong R, Parsons T, Jassal SV, Thomas A, Binns M, Naglie G

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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)