PhD candidate; Research Trainee
Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; KITE, Toronto Rehab, University Health Network
Anita Kaiser is a person with lived experience of SCI and a first-year PhD candidate in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto. Anita’s research focuses on the development of measurement tools to track participation and performance in activity-based therapy for individuals living with spinal cord injury or disease. Anita has consulted on a wide array of research initiatives over the past 20 years in the spinal cord program at KITE-Toronto Rehab-University Health Network. Anita is the Director of Research for the Canadian Spinal Research Organization, a member of the North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium and the Ontario Spinal Cord Injury Solutions Alliance. Anita has mentored over 80 individuals with spinal cord injury through the Peer Program at Spinal Cord Injury Ontario and expectant mothers with disabilities through Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s Accessible Care Pregnancy Clinic.