Linda Rothman

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Assistant Professor Faculty of Community Services School of Occupational and Public Health Toronto, Ontario linda.rothman@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 557556

Bio/Research

My professional career has included both clinical work and varied experiences in research. I originally trained as an occupational therapist at the University of Toronto, and worked with neurologically impaired children in a variety of settings. After obtaining a master's in Community Health and ...

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Bio/Research

My professional career has included both clinical work and varied experiences in research. I originally trained as an occupational therapist at the University of Toronto, and worked with neurologically impaired children in a variety of settings. After obtaining a master's in Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Toronto, I worked in arthritis epidemiology. I subsequently joined the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children, where I worked and completed a PhD at the Institute for Medical Sciences (IMS), at the University of Toronto. I did my postdoctoral training in Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University. I joined the School of Occupational and Public Health in 2019 as an assistant professor.

My area of expertise is in unintentional injury prevention and I have been involved in research related to sport, playground, road traffic and car occupant injuries. My current research focus is on child pedestrian and cycling injury prevention related to school travel and the built environment. My work promotes children's active transportation and physical activity and health. I strongly believe that children have the right to safe active transportation to school. My research projects involve many partners including those from academia, hospitals, not-for-profit organizations, the private sector, school boards and all levels of the government. My research has been presented at many local, national and international conferences as well as in the media.


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