Associate Professor

Mary Forhan

Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

PhD (Rehab Sciences), MHSc, BScOT

Research Interests
bariatric care, obesity , weight bias, Health Services
MSc, PhD, Postdoc, Contact Faculty Member for more information

Professor Mary Forhan is an occupational therapist and scientist who leads a research program focused on reducing the disability experienced by persons living with obesity and other chronic health conditions. The aim of her research is to identify factors and develop targeted interventions that address factors at the level of the individual, the built and social environment through changes in the health care system and policies that enable participation in life roles.

Recent Publications






Honours & Awards

  • Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of Alberta, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine 2019
  • McMaster Prestigious Alumni Award, PhD 2019
  • CAOT Innovative Practice Award, 2018
  • TOPS New Investigator Award, 2016 Obesity Canada