Aileen Davis BScPT MSc PhD trained as a physiotherapist and clinical epidemiologist, receiving her undergraduate physiotherapy degree and doctorate from the University of Toronto. She is Division Head and a Senior Scientist in the Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research, Krembil Research Institute, and is an investigator with the Arthritis and Community Research and Evaluation Unit and the Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Centre al at University Health Network, Toronto, Canada . She is a Professor at the University of Toronto in the Departments of Physical Therapy and Surgery and holds Full Membership in the School of Graduate Studies (University of Toronto) in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Rehabilitation Science Institute and the Institute of Medical Science. She is a past member of the Canadian Institute of Health Research’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Advisory Board. She is also the past Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee and a past member of the Board of The Arthritis Society. She is currently the Co-Chair of Bone and Joint Canada and Director of their Osteoarthritis Initiatives. She is an Associate Editor for Osteoarthritis and Cartilage and on the Editorial Board of Arthritis Care & Research. Aileen received the University of Toronto, Department of Physical Therapy Alumni Achievement Award in 2016.
Aileen’s research focuses on evaluation of outcome in musculoskeletal conditions including osteoarthritis, joint replacement and musculoskeletal oncology with an emphasis on evaluation of modifiable predictors of outcome. She has developed of physical function for both lower and upper extremity conditions including application of item response theory approaches. Current work includes national implementation and evaluation of an education and exercise program for people with hip and knee osteoarthritis.