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Mika Nonoyama
PhD

Assistant Professor

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Faculty of Health Sciences

Health Clinician Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children Associate Professor (status-only), Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto Assistant Professor (status-only), Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Contact information

Science Building - Room 3025
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 5329

mika.nonoyama@uoit.ca


Research topics

  • chronic respiratory disease management (COPD, lung cancer)
  • long-term and prolonged mechanical ventilation
  • exercise and rehabilitation
  • paediatric respiratory therapy

Research and expertise

  • Background and interests

    Dr. Mika Nonoyama’s research program is in respiratory therapy, specifically, respiratory disease management across all age groups. Programs across the whole health-care continuum are needed to improve prevention; provide effective management; and supply alternative, consistent models of service delivery for those living with respiratory-related diseases and disorders. Dr. Nonoyama is involved with several different research areas to help address these issues. First, she is invested in optimizing the quality of health-care services for individuals affected by long-term respiratory failure and use of prolonged or long-term mechanical ventilation. Secondly, she is a Health Clinician Scientist at SickKids, researching innovative approaches to paediatric respiratory therapy. Finally, she has an interest in the management of chronic respiratory disease, including rehabilitation and exercise. The goals for her research are to gather information and understand, develop and evaluate effective respiratory therapies to help individuals affected by respiratory related diseases and disorders across their life span.

    Dr. Nonoyama is a registered respiratory therapist with a PhD in the Rehabilitation Science Institute from the University of Toronto. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the University of Toronto's Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology; she holds a status-only Associate Professor position in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto, and a Health Clinician Scientist position at SickKids in the Respiratory Therapy Department and Clinical Health Evaluative Sciences. She volunteers for many organizations, including the Ontario and Canadian Lung Associations and the Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario.

  • Publications

    For a comprehensive list of publications, visit GoogleScholarResearchGate, ORCID and the SickKids Research, Education and Clinical Hub (REACH).

  • Research collaborators
    • Ontario Lung Association (Ontario Respiratory Care Society)
    • Canadian Lung Association (Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals)
    • Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario
    • Canadian Group for Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation (CANuVENT)
    • SickKids Respiratory Therapy and Clinical Health Evaluative Sciences
  • Courses taught

    Courses taught (past and present) at the undergraduate level:

    • HLSC 3910U: Research Methods for Health Care Professionals: Theory and Application
    • HLSC 4998U: Research Practicum
    • HLSC 4807U: Perspectives in Aging

    Courses taught (past and present) at the graduate level:

    • HLSC 5122G: Successful Aging
  • Graduate student research
    • Lily Yang: Home Mechanical Ventilation: Developing a Risk Profile through a Retrospective Review Using the World Health Organization’s International Patient Safety Event Classification
    • Elise Cunningham: Pilot Study on Nordic Pole Walking and Individuals with Cancer: Effects on Physical Function and Quality of Life
    • Kristopher Knopf: Extubation Readiness in Critically Ill Children
    • Samira Ansari: Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Use in Critically Ill Children
    • Shirley Quach: A Survey of Paediatric Mechanical Ventilation Best Practice.
  • Grants

    Dale C, Rose L, Burry L, Fan E, Smith O, McCredie V, Amaral A, Quiñonez C, Nonoyama M, Cuthbertson B. Network for Canadian Oral Health Research: New Frontier Seed Grant Program. A multi-centered stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the de-adoption of oral chlorhexidine prophylaxis and implementation of an oral care bundle for ventilated critically ill patients (The CHORAL study). Sep 2018 to Sept 2019. $20,000.

     Dale C, Cuthbertson B, Rose L, Burry L, Fan E, Smith O, McCredie V, Amaral A, Quiñonez C, Nonoyama M. The Canadian Lung Association - Breathing as One: Allied Health Research Grant. A multi-centered stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the de-adoption of oral chlorhexidine prophylaxis and implementation of an oral care bundle for ventilated critically ill patients (The CHORAL study). Sep 2018 to Sept 2019. $20,000.

    Nonoyama M & Tessaro M, Soares D, Karsli C, Looi T. HSBC Bank Canada Catalyst Research Grant from The Hospital for Sick Children. A novel device to improve airway intubation safety by providing apneic oxygenation and on-demand suction through the endotracheal tube May 2017 to May 2018. $49,040.

    Gamble B, Nonoyama M, Goulding H, Graham L, Schuh D, Kay K. UOIT Teaching Innovation Fund (TIF). Community-Based Interprofessional Simulations to Support Experiential Learning in the Classroom and Continuing Education. May 2017 to Mar 2018. $7,932.

    Rose L, Nonoyama M, Wasilewski MB, Dale C, McKim D, Road J, Leasa D, Goldstein R, Dennis C-L, King J. Muscular Dystrophy Canada Respiratory Care Grant. Development & Pilot Evaluation of an Online Peer Support Program for Family Caregivers of Ventilator-Assisted Individuals with Neuromuscular Disease Living in the Community. Nov 2016 – Nov 2017. $49,998.

    Rose L & Nonoyama M, McKim D, Goldstein R, Amin R, Katz S, Sinuff T, Gershon A, Leasa D, Pizzuti R, Tandon A, Dale C. Post-Polio Health International (including International Ventilator Users Network). A Provincial Cough AssistTM Program: Educational & Support Needs and Influence on Health Service Utilization and Patient Outcomes. Feb 2016 – Feb 2018. $147,000.

    Rose L, McKim D, Road J, Dainty K, Leasa D, Nonoyama M, Tandon A, Kaminska M, O'Connell C, Loewen A, Johnston M, Sinuf T. Muscular Dystrophy Canada Respiratory Care Grant. Translating Recommendations for Airway Clearance from the Canadian Thoracic Society Home Mechanical Ventilation Guidelines (Phase 1). Nov 2015 – Nov 2016. $49,505.

    King J, Nonoyama M, Olajos-Clow J, Neumann J, Levac D. Canadian Lung Association, Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals. Optimizing the quality of patient education designed to improve health outcomes for people with COPD: A scoping review. Sep 2015 – Sep 2016. $19,928.80.

    Rose L, McKim D, Leasa D, Nonoyama M, Tandon A, Amin R, Katz S, Goldstein R, Gershon A. Muscular Dystrophy Canada Respiratory Care Grant. Health Service Utilization for Assessment, Monitoring and Management of Respiratory Comfort for Individuals with Neuromuscular Disease. Dec 2014 – Dec 2015. $49,690.

    Nonoyama M & Rose L, Road J, McKim D, Guerriere D, Coyte P. Canadian Lung Association, Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals. Home Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation in British Columbia: Healthcare Costs and Utilization. Feb 2014 – Dec 2016. $26,748.17.

    Nonoyama M & Rose L, Road J, McKim D, Guerriere D, Coyte P. The ALS Society of British Columbia Home Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation in British Columbia: Healthcare Costs and Utilization. Feb 2014 – Dec 2016. $7,600.

    Amin R, Rose L, Nonoyama M, Parshuram C, Syed F, Roy M, Lim. Sick Kids Norman Saunders Complex Care Grant. The Development of a Tool to Assess Caregiver Knowledge and Skills Needed to Safely Care for Children Receiving Invasive Long-term Mechanical Ventilation at Home. Jan 2013 – Jan 2014. $30,000.

  • Education
    • PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
    • Respiratory Therapy Diploma, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN