Janet Parsons




Dr. Janet Parsons is a Scientist at the Applied Health Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. She is also an Associate Professor affiliated with the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, the Department of Physical Therapy, the Institute of Medical Science and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. She is an Academic Fellow at the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research (CQ) at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (U of T). Dr. Parsons’ research is focused on developing and applying qualitative methodologies to a variety of health care issues, with specific interests in narrative, arts-based and visual methods for research and knowledge translation. As a methodologist and health services researcher working in a wide range of topic areas, her main interests include patients’ experiences of illness, health disparities, patient and community engagement, healthcare delivery, and the sociology of health and illness. Dr. Parsons has contributed to the training of numerous graduate students. She currently serves as the Co-Director of the Research Training Centre (RTC) at St. Michael’s Hospital.

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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Co-Director, Research Training Centre (RTC), Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science & Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
  • Associate Member, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
  • CQ Fellow, Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto