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Sander L. Hitzig

Senior Scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
St. John's Rehab
285 Cummer Avenue, Room B1 05
Toronto, ON
M2M 2G1

Phone: 416-226-6780 ext. 57177


  • BA, 1997, psychology, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Honours standing psychology program, 1998, York University, Canada
  • MA, 2002, educational psychology, McGill University, Canada
  • PhD, 2009, psychology, developmental and cognitive processes, York University, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Senior Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, St. John's Rehab Research Program (Program Research Director), Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Associate professor (status appointment), department of occupational science and occupational therapy, University of Toronto
  • Associate professor (status appointment), Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto

Research Foci:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Quality of life and community participation
  • Outcome measurement
  • Chronic pain and emotional well-being

Research Summary:

The focus of Dr. Hitzig’s research is on examining issues associated with aging with a disability, assessing the impact of primary impairments and secondary health conditions on quality of life, and identifying factors that promote health and well-being in the community.

His interests include understanding the role of social networks on health and quality of life outcomes following disability, developing and validating patient-reported outcomes, and evaluating novel technologies and clinical services designed to enhance community living.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

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