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Katherine Berg

Katherine Berg

, PhD
OHCRN Member: OHCRN Research Consortium

Chair and Associate Professor,
Department of Physical Therapy,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Toronto

Fellow,
interRAI

Biosketch:

Dr. Berg is the Executive Chair of Rehabilitation Sciences, as well as the Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto.

She is a fellow with interRAI, an international team of academics, clinicians and other professionals committed to developing and using standardized assessments to improve the quality of care. She is a member of the interRAI Instrument and System Development (ISD) Committee.

Dr. Berg's clinical care of expertise is in geriatrics. Her thesis work involved the development and validation of a Balance Scale widely used in rehabilitation and geriatrics. Her research interests include disability and fall prevention as well as health services research examining quality of care and outcomes following post-acute interventions. Current research projects involve enhancing home care outcomes through better use of health information. (www.inforehab.uwaterloo.ca)

Dr. Berg is currently the site PI for the University of Toronto for a Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) grant ($1.5 million) entitled ?Innovations in Data, Evidence and Applications for Persons with Neurological Conditions'.

Katherine's OHCRN "Research In Progress" contributions

The Mississauga-Halton LHIN Project
Principal Investigator: John Hirdes
Project Lead(s): Norma Jutan
The Mississauga-Halton LHIN project has the following primary objectives:

• Describe the populations of supportive housing, CCAC, LTC homes, and CCC hospitals in the MH LHIN using available interRAI data, wherever possible. When such data are not available, it will be …
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Enhancing Home Care Rehabilitation through Better Use of Health Information
Principal Investigator: Paul Stolee
Investigator(s): Katherine Berg, Kerry Byrne, Bert Chesworth, Richard Cook, Mary Egan, John Hirdes, Susan Jaglal, Jeff Poss, Jennie Wells, Mu Zhu
Many older home care clients who would benefit from rehabilitation do not receive any type of rehabilitation therapy. We propose that home care rehabilitation for persons with musculoskeletal disorders could be enhanced through better use of available health information. Despite major investments …
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