Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext: 27820
Fax: (905) 524-0069
Office: Rm. 403H, IAHS
Patty Solomon is the Associate Dean (Health Sciences) and Director, School of Rehabilitation Science. Dr. Solomon is among the first rehabilitation scientists to develop a research program in the emerging area of HIV, disability and the role of rehabilitation. She has received CIHR funding for her research related to disability experienced by women living with HIV and on the influence of aging on adults living with HIV. She has been on the board of directors of two AIDS service organizations and is currently working with a team to examine HIV and disability in a global context.
Patty is also the past Assistant Dean of the Physiotherapy Program. She is interested in educational research and development and has published and consulted extensively in the areas of problem-based learning, educational innovation, interprofessional education and curriculum design. Dr. Solomon lead the initiative on interprofessional education within the Faculty of Health Sciences from 2005-2010 and established the Program for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (PIPER). She has received over $ 2.5 million in funding to support research and evaluation on interprofessional education and collaboration.
Patty’s area of research is in HIV, disability and rehabilitation, and educational innovation as relates to problem-based learning and interprofessional education.
Please contact Dr. Solomon if interested.
Vajravelu S., O’Brien K., Moll S., Solomon P. (2016) The impact of the episodic nature of chronic illness: a comparison of Fibromyalgia,Multiple Sclerosis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Disability and Rehabilitation. 2: 53-65.
Worthington, C., O’Brien, K., Mill, J., Caine, V., Solomon, P. & Chaw-Kant,J (2016) A Mixed Methods Outcome Evaluation of a Mentorship Intervention for Canadian Nurses in HIV Care. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Accepted Date: 16 February 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.jana.2016.02.011
Gewurtz R, Coman L, Dhillon S, Jung B, Solomon P. (in press) Problem-based learning and theories of teaching and learning in health professional education. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice.
Solomon P, O’Brien KK, Baxter L, MacLachlan D, Robinson G. (2016) Community involvement in development of evidence-informed recommendations for rehabilitation for older adults living with HIV. Prog Community Health Partnersh, 10(1), 83-88.
Caine V, Mill J, O’Brien K, Solomon P, Worthington C, Dykeman M, Gahagan J, Maina G, De Padua A, Arneson C, Rogers T, Chaw-Kant J. (2016) Implementation process of a Canadian community-based nurse mentorship in HIV care. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care, 27(3), 274-284.
Vajravelu S., MacDermid J., Mota R., Hasani F., Esakki S., Solomon P. (2015) Measuring health related quality of life in HIV positive individuals: content analyses of measures based on the international classification of functioning, disability and health and generic and disability core set. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 27: 217-231.
O'Brien KK, Solomon P, Bergin C, O'Dea S, Stratford P, Iku N, Bayoumi AM. (2015) Reliability and validity of a new HIV-specific questionnaire with adults living with HIV in Canada and Ireland: the HIV Disability Questionnaire (HDQ). Health Qual Life Outcomes, 13:124.
Solomon P, O’Brien K, Wilkins S, Gervais N. (2014) Aging with HIV and disability: The role of uncertainty. AIDS Care, 26(2), 240-245.
O'Brien KK, Ibáñez-Carrasco F, Solomon P, Harding R, Cattaneo J, Chegwidden W, Gahagan J, Baxter L, Worthington C, Gayle P, Merritt B, Baltzer-Turje R, Iku N, Zack E. (2014) Advancing research and practice in HIV and rehabilitation: a framework of research priorities in HIV, disability and rehabilitation. BMC Infect Dis, 14, 724.
O’Brien KK, Solomon P, Trentham B, MacLachlan D, MacDermid J, Tynan AM, Baxter L, Casey A, Chegwidden W, Robinson G, Tran T, Wu J, Zack E. (2014) Evidence-informed recommendations for rehabilitation with older adults living with HIV: a knowledge synthesis. BMJ Open, 4, e004692.
Nixon SA, Cameron C, Hanass-Hancock J, Simwaba P, Solomon PE, Bond VA, Menon A, Richardson E, Stevens M, Zack E. (2014) Perceptions of HIV-related health services in Zambia for people with disabilities who are HIV-positive. J Int AIDS Soc, 17, 18806.