Karine Toupin April PhD


Karine Toupin April PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Ottawa

Office:: 613-737-7600 ext. 4146
Email:: ktoupina@uottawa.ca


Dr. Karine Toupin April is a Scientist at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Ottawa. She holds a B.Sc. in Occupational Therapy, a M.Sc. in Rehabilitation, and a Ph.D. in Public Health and Epidemiology from the Université de Montréal, and undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Ottawa in epidemilogy. She has a research expertise in chronic disease management, complementary medicine, patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), shared decision making (SDM), patient engagement and knowledge translation. Her work has included research in pediatric and adult rheumatology, with experience in conducting systematic reviews and developing PROMs, clinical practice guidelines, patient decision support interventions and self-management tools.

Her main research project aims to develop and evaluate a decision support intervention in the form of a web application to help adolescents with juvenile arthritis choose among pain management options. She is an Editor of the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group and the chair of the OMERACT (Outcome Measures in Rheumatology) shared decision making working group. She is a lecturer and co-director of the SIM (Society, the Individual and Medicine) curriculum for medical students in the French stream at the University of Ottawa.

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