Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine and Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta

About Me
Credentials

Post Doctoral Research Fellow: University Health Network-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto Ontario. January 2012-July 2013

Post Doctoral Fellow: Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. May 2011-April 2012

PhD: School of Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

MHSc: School of Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

BSc.OT: Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

Background Information

Practiced as an occupational therapist and educator in the areas of obesity, mental health, and chronic disease management for over 20 years.
Worked in hospital and private practice settings as well as educational and research institutions.
Is an active member of the Canadian Obesity Network
Joined the University of Alberta in 2013
Professional Interests

Dr. Forhan is interested in improving the quality of rehabilitation for patients with obesity. Her research areas of interest are focused on bariatric rehabilitation with a goal to develop the capacity to provide evidence-based rehabilitation for patients with multiple chronic health conditions including obesity and to improve access to health care by reducing weight bias and discrimination.

Research
Dr. Forhan is leading a program of research focused on improving the care and rehabilitation outcomes of patients with obesity.

Link to the Bariatric Care and Rehabilitation Research website

http://rehabmed.ualberta.ca/BCRRG