Susan Jaglal

BSc, MSc, PhD

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Department Chair (On Leave)

Dr. Jaglal is Chair and Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto with cross appointments to the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. She is a Senior Scientist at KITE Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network.

Prof. Jaglal is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a recipient of the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Service Award and numerous awards and distinctions.

Dr. Jaglal’s research interests include osteoporosis, spinal cord injury and rehabilitation health services with emphasis on utilization, appropriateness, self-management and knowledge translation. She has published over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles. 

Dr. Jaglal has demonstrated academic leadership through her distinguished service on many committees—at the University of Toronto, locally, provincially, nationally and internationally—including Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant and fellowship committees.  

A dedicated educator, Prof. Jaglal is the recipient of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine Graduate Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship. Currently, she is the primary/(co)supervisor of seven MSc students and doctoral candidates, and 26 past MSc and PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. 

Dr. Jaglal holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

Research & Scholarly Activities

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Services Research
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rehabilitation Health Services


  • Research Methods (REH 1120H)


  • Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
  • Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
  • Professor, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Adjunct Senior Scientist, Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences
  • Senior Researcher, Women’s College Research Institute


  • Sibley KM, Straus SE, Webster F, Jaglal SB. Moving balance and mobility evidence in to action: A primer in knowledge translation. Gait & Posture. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2011.03.002 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Salbach NM, Guilcher SJT, Jaglal SB, Davis D. Factors influencing research use in clinical decision-making among physical therapists providing services post-stroke. Implementation Science, 2010, 5:77 (14 October 2010)
  • Soever LJ, MacKay C, Saryeddine T, Davis AM, Flannery JF, Jaglal SB, Levy C, Mahomed N.  Educational needs of patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty.  Physiother Can. 2010;62:206-214.
  • Jaglal SB, Hawker GA, Cameron C, Canavan J, Beaton DE, Bogoch E, Jain , Papaioannou A, ORMEW working group.  The Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy: Implementation of a Population-based Osteoporosis Action Plan in Canada. Osteoporosis International  Osteoporos Int. 2010 Jun;21(6):903-8.
  • Guilcher SJT, Newman A, Jaglal SB. A Comparison of Cervical Cancer Screening Rates among Women with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury and the General Population.  Journal of Women’s Health. January 2010, 19(1): 175-180.
  • Couris C, Guilcher SJ, Munce SE, Fung K, Craven BC, Verrier M, Jaglal SB. Characteristics of adults with incident traumatic spinal cord injury in Ontario, Canada. Spinal Cord 2010; Jan;48(1):39-44
  • Jaglal SB, Munce SE, Guilcher SJ, Couris CM, Fung K, Craven BC, Verrier M. Health system factors associated with rehospitalization after traumatic spinal cord injury: a population based study. Spinal Cord 2009 47: 604-609