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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, and Assistant Professor (status-only), Department of Physical Therapy

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

Background

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 (UOIT); 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. Dr. Nonoyama volunteers for many organizations, including the Ontario and Canadian Lung Associations and the Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario.

Education

  • PhD University of Toronto

Courses taught

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

UOIT

  • 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

Research and expertise

Dr. Nonoyamas 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, understand, develop and evaluate effective respiratory therapies to help individuals affected by respiratory related diseases and disorders across their life span.
  • 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
  • Elise Cunningham: Nordic pole walking for small lung cell lung cancer
  • Kristopher Knopf: Paediatric Respiratory Therapy
  • February 2016 to February 2018. Rose L. and 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 and Support Needs and Influence on Health Service Utilization and Patient Outcomes, $100,000 USD
  • November 2015 to November 2016. Rose, L., McKim, D., Road, J., Dainty, K., Leasa, D., Nonoyama, M., Tandon, A., Kiminska, M., O'Connell, C., Loewen, A., Johnston, M., Sinuf, T.  Muscular Dystrophy Canda Respiratory Care Grant. Translating Recommendations for Airway Clearance from the Canadian Thoracic Society Home Mechanical Ventilation Guidelines (Phase 1), $49,505
  • December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2015. Rose L, McKim D, Leasa D, Nonoyama M, Tandon A, Amin R, Katz S, Goldstein R, Gershon A. Health Service Utilization for Assessment, Monitoring and Management of Respiratory Comfort for Individuals with Neuromuscular Disease. Muscular Dystrophy Canada Respiratory Care Grant (Co-investigator), $49,690
  • February 2014 to January 2015. Nonoyama M, Rose L, Road J, McKim D, Guerriere D, Coyte P. Home Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation in British Columbia: Healthcare Costs and Utilization. The Canadian Lung Association, Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (Co-principal investigator), $26,748.17.
  • February 2014 to January 2015. Nonoyama M, Rose L, Road J, McKim D, Guerriere D, Coyte P. Home Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation in British Columbia: Healthcare Costs and Utilization. The ALS Society of British Columbia (Co-principal investigator) $7,600.
  • January 2013 – January 2014. Amin R, Rose L, Nonoyama M, Parshuram C, Syed F, Roy M, Lim A. 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. SickKids Norman Saunders Complex Care Grant Competition (Co-investigator), $30,000.
  • September 2012 to September 2013. Rose L, Fraser I, Nonoyama M, Rezaie S, Dale C, Cameron J, Herridge M. Long-term Outcomes and Needs Assessment in Survivors of Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation (≥21 days) and their caregivers: a sub study of Towards Recover Program of Research. Toronto East General Hospital Community Based Research Fund (Co-investigator), $10,000.
  • September 2012 – September 2013. Nonoyama M, Katz S, Rose L, McKim D, Guerriere D, King J, Amin R. Paediatric Home Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation: Healthcare Costs and Utilization. Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (Co-principal investigator),  $15,248.40.
  • July 2012 to July 2013. Nonoyama M, Katz S, Rose L, McKim D, Guerriere, D, King J, Amin R. Paediatric Home Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation: Healthcare Costs and Utilization. Ontario Respiratory Care Society (Co-principal investigator), $15,000. 
  • September 2012 to September 2013. Rose L, Nonoyama M, Katz S, McKim D, Guerriere D, King J. Healthcare Costs and Utilization of Long-Term Users of Mechanical Ventilation in the Home. The Lung Association National Grant Review/Grant-In-Aid (Co-principal Investigator), $49,326. 
  • April 2011 to April 2014. Rose L, Fan E, Fowler R, Fraser I, Goldstein R, Katz S, King J, Leasa D, McKim D, Nonoyama M, Road J, Rubenfeld G. Understanding Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation in Canada: A Programmatic Approach. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Partnerships for Health Systems Improvement (PHSI) (Co-investigator), $348,864. 
  • February 2011 to February 2013. McKim DA, LeBlanc C, King J, Lemaire E, Nonoyama M. Non-invasive Ventilation and Airway Management (NIVAM).
  • E-learning: Translating Knowledge into Practice. The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medical Association (Co-investigator), $99,793.

Involvement

  • Selected publications

    Please visit Dr. Nonoyamas Google Scholar page for a comprehensive list of publications.

    • Nonoyama M, Mathur S, Herbert R, Jenkins H, Lobchuk M, McEvoy M. Past, Present and the Future of Respiratory Research: A survey of Canadian healthcare professionals. For Canadian Respiratory Journal. Accepted (06 June 2015).
    • Rose L, McKim D, Katz S, Leasa D, Nonoyama M, Pedersen C, Goldstein R, Road J (2015). Home Mechanical Ventilation in Canada: A National Survey. Respiratory Care. 60(5), 695-704.
    • Rose L, McKim D, Katz S, Leasa D, Nonoyama M, Pedersen C, Avendano M, Goldstein R (2014). Institutional Care for Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation in Canada: A National Survey. Canadian Respiratory Journal. 21(6), 357-362.
    • Cavalheri V, Tahirah F, Nonoyama M, Jenkins S, Hill K (2013). Exercise training for people following lung resection for non-small cell lung cancer – A Cochrane systematic review. Cancer Treatment Reviews. 40(4), 585-94.
    • Rose L, Nonoyama M, Rezaie S, Fraser I (2013). Psychological wellbeing, health related quality of life and memories of intensive care and a specialised weaning centre reported by survivors of prolonged mechanical ventilation. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. In press.
    • Cavalheri V, Tahirah F, Nonoyama M, Jenkins S, Hill K (2013). Exercise training undertaken by people within 12 months of lung resection for non-small cell lung cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD009955. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009955.pub2.
    • Nonoyama ML, Brooks D, Ponikvar A, Jassal SV, Kontos P, Devins GM, Spanjevic L, Heck C, Laprade J, Naglie G (2010). Exercise Program to Enhance Physical Performance and Quality of Life of Older Hemodialysis Patients: A Feasibility Study. International Urology and Nephrology Journal. 42(4), 1125-1130, DOI: 10.1007/s11255-010-9718-7.
    • Nonoyama ML, Holmes R, King J, Brooks D (2010). The Lung Association’s Ottawa COPD Program: a Successful Maintenance Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy. 46(3), 18-23.
    • Beauchamp MK, Dolmage TE, Nonoyama M, Goldstein RS, Hill K, Mathur S, Brooks D (2009). Interval versus continuous training in individuals with COPD - a systematic review. Thorax. 65(2), 157-64.
    • Overend TJ, Anderson CM, Brooks D, Cicutto LC, Keim M, McAusland D and Nonoyama ML (2009). Updating the Evidence-base for Suctioning Adults: A Systematic Review. Canadian Respiratory Journal. 16(3), e6-e17.
    • Nonoyama ML, Brooks D, Guyatt GH, Goldstein RS (2008). Ambulatory Gas Usage in Patients with COPD and Exertional Hypoxemia. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 28(5), 323-29.
    • Nonoyama ML, Brooks D, Guyatt GH, Goldstein RS (2007). Effect of Oxygen on Health Quality of Life in COPD Patients with Transient Exertional Hypoxemia. American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine. 176(4), 343-9.
    • Nonoyama ML, Brooks D, Lacasse Y, Guyatt GH, Goldstein RS. Oxygen therapy during exercise training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD005372. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005372.pub2.
    • Guyatt GH, Nonoyama M, Lacchetti C, Goeree R, McKim D, Heels-Ansdell D, Goldstein R (2005) A Randomized Trial of Strategies for Assessing Eligibility for Long-Term Domiciliary Oxygen Therapy. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 172(5), 573-80.
    • Fancott CA, Falter L-B, McFarlane A, Nonoyama ML, Brooks D (2004). The development of a helpline for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Patient Education and Counselling. 54(3), 329-36.
    • Guyatt GH, McKim D, Weaver B, Austin P, Bryan REJ, Walter SD,Nonoyama ML, Ferreira IM, Goldstein RS (2001). Development and Testing of Formal Protocols for Oxygen Prescribing. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 163(4), 942-6.
  • Presentations
    • The Canadian Respiratory Conference 2015. Session: CRHP Funding Success Stories – In their Own Words. Home Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation: Healthcare Costs and Utilization. Ottawa, Ontario – April 24, 2015. (Co-presenter with Dr. Tania Janaudis-Ferriera and Dr. Souraya Sidani).
    • First Annual Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN)/Respiratory National Scientist Core Education and Training (RENASCENT) Training Workshop. Mentor and Panelist for Panel Discussion. Ottawa, Ontario – April 23, 2015.
    • The Lung Association Better Breathing Conference 2015: Ontario Respiratory Care Society Respiratory Presentations. Healthcare Utilization and Costs of VAIs Living in the Community. Toronto, Ontario – January 31, 2015.
    • INSPIREvolution Joint Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario/College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario Professional Conference. Keynote Speaker: Evolving the Community RRT Practice – Advancements and Advocacy (with Ginny Myles, Sara Han and Paula Jull). Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Toronto, Ontario. November 22, 2014.
    • Understanding Prolonged and Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation in Canada Workshop (disseminating knowledge from CIHR PHSI funded research project). Healthcare Utilization and Costs of VAIs Living in the Community. Mississauga, Ontario – May 10, 2014. (Also had primary role in organizing the workshop).
    • University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty of Health Sciences Research Seminar Series. Home Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation: Healthcare Costs and Utilization. Oshawa, Ontario – January 23, 2014.
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