Joy MacdermidJoy MacDermid, BScPT MSc PhD

Year of graduation from doctoral degree: 1999
Research interests: see below
Academic rank: Professor
Dr. MacDermid's Pubmed publication list (will display in new window)

Office address:
Lawson Health Research Institute, Room DB-222
268 Grosvenor Street
London, Ontario N6A 4L6

Phone: 519-646-6100 Ext: 64636 (Office HULC)
Fax: 519-646-6049

School of Rehabilitation Science, Rm 429, IAHS
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1C7

Tel: 905-525-9410 Ext: 22524 (Office McMaster)
Fax: 905-524-0069

Short personal bio: Joy MacDermid is a physical therapist, hand therapist, epidemiologist and holds a CIHR New Investigator Award.  She is Co-director
of the Clinical Research Lab within the Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC)
and also an Associate Professor (School of Rehabilitation Science) at
McMaster University. She is cross-appointed to Departments of Surgery
and Epidemiology at both McMaster University and the University of
Western Ontario. Her research projects address clinical questions related to enhancing prevention, assessment and management of musculoskeletal
disorders and related work disability.   Specific research interests include:

  • understanding factors that contribute to upper extremity disability
  • surgery and rehabilitation intervention effectiveness
  • randomized clinical trials/trial methodology
  • cohort outcomes studies
  • psychometrics of clinical measurement (performance or self-report
    measures of pain/disability/quality-of-life
  • clinical epidemiology
  • clinical practice guidelines
  • knowledge transfer.

Courses developed and taught

    • upper extremity clinical skills
    • research and evidence-based practice
    • quality-of-life (measurement/research)
    • knowledge exchange and transfer

    Dr. MacDermid's CV per April 2007 (opens in new window)