Aileen Davis

PhD (University of Toronto)

Professional Interests

Aileen Davis trained as a physiotherapist and clinical epidemiologist and received her doctorate from the University of Toronto. Currently, she is a Senior Scientist in the Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research, Toronto Western Research Institute and is an investigator with the Arthritis and Community Research and Evaluation Unit and the Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Centre at UHN. She is a Professor at the University of Toronto in the Departments of Physical Therapy and Surgery and the Graduate Departments of Rehabilitation Science, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Institute of Medical Science. She is a past member of the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Advisory Board and past Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee and member of the Board of The Arthritis Society. She is an associate editor and on the editorial board for Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. She is the National Director for Osteoarthritis Initiatives for Bone and Joint Canada.

Impact

Dr. Davis’ primary research focus is in musculoskeletal disease, particularly in identifying modifiable predictors of patient outcomes. She also has extensive experience in outcome measure development and evaluation having published and lectured extensively on various aspects of patient evaluation and outcomes in arthritis and musculoskeletal oncology. Recent work focuses on models of care for arthritis including development and evaluation of care pathways to improve access to services for people with mild to severe osteoarthritis and hip fracture.

Awards (Last 3 years)

November 2013- CIHR Knowledge Translation Prize Nominee Organization: Bone and Joint Canada Applicants: Lauren Beaupre, Cy Frank, Aileen     Davis, James Waddell

Grants (Current)

Agency:  Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Foundation
Type of Award:
Date of Award and Duration: 2013-2015
Project Title: New Perspectives on Arthritis and Work: The Role of Gender in Employment Across the Life Course. SeXX Matters Research Initiative
Total Amount of Award: $ 60,000
Collaborators: Monique M. Gignac (PI), (Co-applicants): Sindu Johnson, Aileen M. Davis, Elizabeth M. Badley, Arif Jetha

Agency:  The Arthritis Society
Type of Award: Strategic Operating Grant
Date of Award and Duration: October 2013-September 2016
Project Title: Quantifying and Understanding a “Good” Outcome Following Total Knee     Replacement
Total Amount of Award: $329,832 total (year 1, $119, 655; year 2 $119,615; year 3 $90,562)
Collaborators: Aileen M. Davis (PI), (Co-applicants): Nizar Mahomed, Anthony Perruccio, Bert Chesworth, Rajiv Gandhi, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, James Waddell, Vai Rajgopal

Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Type of Award: Operating Grant – PA: IMHA New investigators – Bridge Funding
Date of Award and Duration: March 2014-February 2015
Project Title: Finding the Complex Patient in Patient-Centred Care: An Institutional Ethnography of Chronic Pain Management in Family Medicine
Total Amount of Award: $ 100,000 Total
Collaborators: Fiona Webster (PI); (Co-applicants):  Aileen M. Davis, Lynn Wilson, Albert Yee,     Joel Katz, Judy Watt-Watson

Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Type of Award:
Date of Award and Duration: April 2014-March 2015
Project Title: Patient-Centred Interprofessional Shared Care Model for Low Back Pain Management
Total Amount of Award: $ 100,000 Total
Collaborators: Gordon H Guyatt, Jason W Busse, YRaja  Rampersaud (PIs); (Co-applicants): C Bailey, P Bieling, P Coyte, Aileen M. Davis, S Ebrahim, K Fast, D Fourney, A Gross, H Hall, S Hanna, R McCabe, J Nash, I Schabort, L Thabane, E Wai, D Yen, J You

Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Type of Award: Operating
Date of Award and Duration: October 2014-September 2019
Project Title: Finding the Complex Patient in Patient-Centred Care: An Institutional Ethnography of Chronic Pain Management in Family Medicine
Total Amount of Award: $ 325,926 Total
Collaborators: Fiona Webster (PI); (Co-applicants): Oni Bhattacharyya, Aileen M. Davis, Joel Katz, Paul Krueger Paul, Ross Upshur, Lynn Wilson, Albert Yee, Rick Glazier

Publications

PubMed

Additional Recent Publications

Book Chapters
Hawker GA, Davis AM. Chapter 8: Monitoring Patient Outcomes in OARSI Primer. Henrotin Y, Hunter D and Kawaguchi H.(eds.) Online publication 3 September 2011
http://primer.oarsi.org/content/chapter-8-monitoring-patient-outcomes
Data synthesis and chapter writing.

Davis AM. Measurements Concepts, Standards and Perspectives. In: Health Outcomes in Young People (Chapter 14). Rosenbaum P, Ronen G. (eds). London, U.K., Mac Keith Press.  2013, p193- 205.
Data synthesis and chapter writing.

Hochman J, Davis AM, Hawker G. Assessment of the Patient with Osteoarthritis and Measurement of Outcomes. Section 13 Osteoarthritis and Related Disorders Rheumatology, 6th Edition. Elsevier, UK.2014, p1492-1497.
Data synthesis and chapter writing.

Invited Manuscripts
Badley EM, Davis AM.  Meeting the Challenge of the Aging of the Population: Issues in Access to Specialist Care for Arthritis. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, 2012; 26: 599-609.
Project development and manuscript review.