Dr. Joy MacDermid is a Professor at the School of Physical Therapy at Western University, Canada. She holds a CIHR Chair in Gender, Work and Health, and the Dr. James Roth Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Measurement and Knowledge Translation. She is also the Co-director of the Clinical Research Lab within the Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC) in London, Ontario and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. MacDermid is cross-appointed to the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University.
Dr. MacDermid is a hand therapist/physical therapist/epidemiologist and has published over 370 peer-reviewed papers that focus on measuring and predicting musculoskeletal disability. Her methodology expertise is in measurement, knowledge translation, clinical trials, systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines, cohort studies/clinical prediction. She has developed outcome measures that are used internationally including self-report measures like The Patient Rated Wrist/Hand Evaluation; and impairment-based measures that assess the neuromusculoskeletal function of the upper limb.
Dr. MacDermid is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Hand Therapy and the Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy.
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