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Dr. Vicki Kristman

Dr. Kristman’s current research interests include

                            • epidemiology,
                            • work and employment;
                            • mental health,
                            • Indigenous health and
                            • musculoskeletal and brain injury

                          Dr. Kristman is currently seeking graduate students. Students interested in working with Dr. Kristman should email her with their CV, writing sample, and a summary briefly indicating the ways in which they believe their research interests align.

                          Funded Projects

                          Evaluating the Wiiji app to improve Indigenous workplace mental health: a mixed-methods approach Principal Investigator: Kristman VL Co-investigators: Mushquash C, O’Loughlin R Collaborators: Gilbeau A Submitted to: CIHR Program: Project Scheme Amount: $367,200 Term: 10/2020-4/2023

                          A mixed methods study of Immigrant parents’ perceptions of risk factors, prevention strategies, and accessibility of injury prevention programs to prevent unintentional injuries in children in rural and Northern Ontario Principal Investigator: Alzghoul, M Co-investigators: Kristman VL Submitted to: SSHRC Program: Insight Development Grants Amount: $292,525 Term: 06/2020-05/2022

                          Transitioning to the future of work: An intersectional study of vulnerable youth and young adults. Principal Investigator: Jetha, A Co-investigators: Gignac M, Hamdani S, Kristman VL, Smith P Submitted to: SSHRC Program: Insight Development Grants Amount: $74,171 Term: 06/2020-05/2022

                          Improving workplace wellness and work disability outcomes in Northern populations Principal Investigator: Kristman VL Co-investigator: Dauner K Submitted to: Lakehead University VPRI Program: International Research Partnership Award Amount: $10,000 Term: 01/2020-12/2020

                          Future Ocean and Coastal Infrastructures (FOCI): Designing safe, sustainable and inclusive coastal communities and industries for Atlantic Canada [Work package: Return to work after work injury or illness: challenges for marine and coastal workers in Atlantic Canada] Principal Investigator: Foley P, Moro L Work package leaders: Cullen K, Kristman V, Shan D Submitted to: Ocean Frontier Institute Program: Phase II Amount: $4 million Term: 01/2020-12/2024

                          Relevant Publications

                          O’Loughlin R, Kristman VL, Gilbeau A. Inclusion of Indigenous workers: a mental health intervention. Equality, diversity and inclusion: an international journal. Sept 22, 2020, in press.

                          Shaw, W.S., Main, C.J., Findley, P.A. et al. Opening the Workplace After COVID-19: What Lessons Can be Learned from Return-to-Work Research?. J Occup Rehabil (2020).

                          Gross DP, Findley PA, Kristman VL. An update and looking ahead for the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2020;30(2):151-2.

                          Nolet PS, Emary PC, Kristman VL, Murnaghan K, Zeegers MP, Freeman MD. Exposure to a motor vehicle collision and the risk of future back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2020;142:105546. (PMID: 32438092)

                          Lyubykh Z, Ansari M, Williams-Whitt K, Kristman VL. Disability severity, leader-member exchange, and attitudinal outcomes: considering the employee and supervisor perspectives. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, In press, 2020. Online:

                          Asselstine J, Kristman VL, Armstrong J, Dewan N. The Rivermead Post-concussion Questionnaire score is associated with social and self-reported recovery six months after mild traumatic brain injury in older adults. Brain Injury. 2020;34(2):195-202.

                          Kristman VL, Lowey J, Fraser L, Armstrong S, Sawula S. A multi-dimensional community intervention is associated with knowledge and standards of workplace mental health: The Superior Mental Wellness @ Work Study. BMC Public Health. 2019;19:638. (Open access:

                           Nolet PS, Emary PC, Kristman VL, Murnaghan K, Zeegers MP, Freeman MD. Exposure to a motor vehicle collision and the risk of future neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2019;11(11):1228-39.

                          Kristman VL, Lowey J, Fraser L. The Superior Mental Wellness@Work Community Intervention. Journal of the Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association. 2019;38(1):16-19.

                          Djiometio JN, Antoniou T, Kristman V, Schiff R, Gamble M, Kennedy L, Yudin M, Loutfy M. Understanding the fertility desires and intentions among HIV-positive men living in Ontario: Survey instrument development and validation. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 2019;18:1-8.