Pressure Injury Prevention and Management

Lead Researcher - Sharon Gabison

Research Overview

Dr. Gabison’s current research projects for pressure injury prevention and management include

  • Testing the PrIME (Pressure Injury Management and Education) system in the home and long-term care environments
  • Understanding the educational needs of individuals and their caregivers as it relates to pressure injury prevention and management
  • Developing smart based textiles to mitigate the effects of immobility and diabetes
  • Developing a modified Braden Scale for caregivers 

Dr. Gabison has also been involved in the development of Pressure Ulcer Target, a novel educational App for individuals living with Spinal Cord Injury at risk of developing Pressure Injuries.



  • Dr. Tilak Dutta, PhD, Scientist, KITE, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network
  • Dr. Geoff Fernie, PhD, Senior Scientist, KITE, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network
  • Dr. Milos Popovic, PhD, PEng, Institute Director, KITE, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network
  • Dr. Sunita Mathur, BScPT, MSc, PhD, Professor, Queens University
  • Dr. Jane Batt, MD, PhD, Scientist, Respirologist, Unity Health Toronto
  • Dr. Hani Naguib, BSc, MEng, PhD, CEng, PEng, FASME, FCSME, FIOM3, FSPE, FSPIE
    Professor and Director, Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto Institute of Advanced Manufacturing (TIAM)
  • Dr. Laura Teague, PhD, RN(EC), MN, NP-ADULT, Nurse Practitioner and Academic Clinical Program Lead – Wound Care, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Indigenous Core Program, Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy and Continence Canada
  • Dr. Jill Cameron, ProfessorDepartment of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Adjunct Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – UHN
  • Dr. Brian Chan, Affiliate Scientist, KITE Research Institute, Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Join Us

We are accepting graduate students for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Contact: For more information contact Sharon Gabison at

Knowledge Translation

Pressure Ulcer Target available on the App Store