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Crisis Centre

Pierre Côté
DC, PhD

Professor

Director, Research

Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

Science Building - Room 2031
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 2629

pierre.cote@uoit.ca


Research topics

  • epidemiology
  • disability
  • rehabilitation
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • traffic injuries
  • low back and neck pain
  • mental health
  • clinical practice guidelines

Research and expertise

  • Background and interests

    Dr. Pierre Côté is the Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation. He also holds appointments at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

    Research area of specialty:

    • determinants of disability
    • epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders and disability
    • evidence-based management of chronic disorders and injury
    • randomized controlled trials, cohort studies and systematic reviews
    • record linkage
    • relationship between depression and back and neck pain
    • traffic injury epidemiology
    • mental health and wellness in university students

    Dr. Côté’s research focuses on understanding the etiology of musculoskeletal pain, mental health and disability. His interest resides in explaining the interactions between individual and societal determinants of health. His work aims to identify modifiable risk factors and design interventions that will reduce the burden of chronic pain and disability in the population. He is also interested in the translation of scientific evidence into policy.

    Dr. Côté is also Director of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology-Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (UOIT-CMCC) Centre for the Study of Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation, which aims to:

    • Define best practices for the prevention and rehabilitation of disability.
    • Generate new knowledge through quantitative and qualitative research.
    • Contribute to policy development through knowledge transfer and exchange with stakeholders.
  • Publications

    For a comprehensive list of publications, visit PubMed

    • Dobranowski K*, Lloyd M, Côté P, Balogh R.Validity of proxy-reported height and weight to derive BMI in adults participating in Special Olympics.  Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 2017.
    • Wong JJ, Côté P, Sutton D, Randhawa K, Yu H, Varatharajan S, Goldgrub R, Nordin M, Gross D, Shearer HM, Carroll LJ, Stern P, Ameis A, Southerst D, Mior S, Stupar M, Varatharajan T, Taylor-Vaisey A. Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Non-invasive Management of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration. European Journal of Pain. Eur J Pain. 2017.  21:201–216. doi: 10.1002/ejp.931.
    • Ammendolia C, Côté P, Cancelliere C, Cassidy JD, Hartvigsen J, Boyle E, Soklaridis S, Stern P, Amick B. Healthy and productive workers: using intervention mapping to design a workplace health promotion and wellness program to improve presenteeism. BMC Public Health. 2016;16(1):1190.
    • Carnide N*, Hogg-Johnson S, Côté P, Irvin E, Van Eerd D, Koehoorn M, Furlan A. Early prescription opioid use for musculoskeletal disorders and work outcomes: A systematic review of the literature. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2016. 
    • Cassidy JD, Boyle E, Côté P, Hogg-Johnson S, Bondy SJ, Haldeman S.  Risk of carotid stroke after chiropractic care: a population-based case-crossover study. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2016. 
  • Research collaborators
    • Linda Carroll, PhD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
    • David Cassidy, PhD, Southern Denmark University, Odense, Denmark
    • Christine Cedresachi, PhD, Université de Geneve, Switzerland
    • Shilpa Dogra, PhD, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario
    • Lena Holm, PhD, Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden
    • Gail Lindsay, PhD, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario
    • Patrick Loisel, PhD, University of Toronto, Ontario
    • Silvano Mior, PhD, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Ontario
    • Margareta Nordin, PhD, New York University, New York City, U.S.
    • Rachid Salmi, PhD, Université de Bordeaux, France
    • Eva Skillgatre, PhD, Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden
    • Maurits van Tulder, PhD, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • Robert Weaver, PhD, Rowan University, U.S.
    • Victoria Smye, PhD, Western University, London, Ontario
  • Courses taught
    • HLSC 5118 G: Applied Biostatistics in Health Sciences
    • HLSC 5117G: Epidemiology
    • HLSC3805U: Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Graduate student research
    • Rachel Goldgrub. Master of Health Sciences (Community Health). University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The effectiveness of multimodal care for the management of patients diagnosed with upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review of the literature. (2015).
    • Chelsea D'Silva. Master of Health Sciences (Community Health). University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Developing and Evaluating test-retest reliability of the SLUMPRQ for assessing ergonomic exposure to laptops in university students. 2016.
    • Sharli-Ann Esson. Master of Health Sciences (Community Health). University of Ontario Institute of Technology. How do patients with low back pain experience disability: A qualitative study. (2015 to present).
    • Leslie Verville. Master of Health Sciences (Community Health). University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Evaluation of knowledge transfer strategies for the dissemination of clinical practice guidelines. (2016 to present).
    • Nayantara Hatagandi. Master of Health Sciences (Community Health). University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The association between food insecurity and depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress in undergraduate university students. (2016 to present).
    • Andrew Raynolds. Master of Health Sciences (Community Health). University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The association between sedatives and depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress in undergraduate university students. (2016 to present).
    • Keshini Moodley. Master of Health Sciences (Community Health). University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Evaluation of knowledge transfer strategies for the dissemination of clinical practice guidelines. (2016 to present).
  • Grants
    • Ontario Trillium Foundation—Seed Grant. Côté P (PI), Secord P, Weaver RR, Smye V, Malachowskie C, Gallacher L, Wriker K. CMHA Durham-University of Ontario Institute of Technology collaborative Student Mental Health and Wellness pilot (survey) project. 2017. ($75,000).
    • Canadian Chiropractic Association and Ontario Chiropractic Association. Mior SA, French S, Côté P (Co-PI), et al. Implementation and evaluation of an integrated chiropractic service into the Canadian Forces health service: A demonstration project. Canadian Chiropractic Association. 2015-2018. $600,000.
    • Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation. Canada Research Chair Program—Canadian Institute of Health Research. July 2013 to June 2018. ($500,000).
    • Ontario Ministry of Finance—Financial Services Commission of Ontario OSS_00267175: Development of a Minor Injury Treatment Protocol. Côté P (PI). 2012-2014. ($2,800,000).
    • Canadian Institute of Health Research: Hogg-Johnson S, Côté P(Co-PI), Carnide N, Furlan A, Koehoorn M. Early Opioid Prescriptions for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Low Back: Understanding Utilization Patterns, Determinants, and Impact on Work Disability. 2011-2012. ($66,576).
  • Education
    • PhD Epidemiology, University of Toronto
    • Master of Surgery, University of Saskatchewan
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