Assistant Professor

Tatyana Mollayeva


KITE, Toronto Rehab - University Centre - UHN
550 University Avenue, 11-183, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 2A2
Research Interests
Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia, Traumatic brain injury, Sleep Disorders, Disability, Rehabilitation, Prevention, Knowledge Translation, Sex, and Gender Analyses

Tatyana Mollayeva, PhD, MD, RST, is an Affiliate Scientist at the KITE Research Institute University Health Network and an Assistant Professor (Status-only) in the Department of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She completed her PhD at the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute with training from both the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience and Work Disability Prevention at the University of Toronto in 2015 and an Alzheimer's Association-funded postdoctoral fellowship in 2018. Her research programs concerning prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury and its consequences were externally funded by top granting agencies in the United States and Canada, including the National Institutes of Health and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Mollayeva is highly dedicated to knowledge translation, mentoring trainees across various professional and research-based programs.

Recent Publications

*Supervised student

  1. Mollayeva, T., Sutton, M., Hurst, M., Escobar, M., Colantonio, A. The Impact of a Comorbid Spinal Cord Injury on Cognitive Outcomes of Male and Female Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. PM R. 2020 Jul 24. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12456. Epub ahead of print.
  2. Mollayeva, T., Hurst, M., Chan, V., Sutton, M., Escobar, M. Colantonio, A. Pre-injury health status and excess mortality in persons with traumatic brain injury: A decade-long historical cohort study. Prev Med. 2020 Jul 18;139:106213. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106213. Online ahead of print.
  3. *Pacheco, N., Mollayeva, S., Jacob, B., Colantonio, A., Mollayeva, T. Interventions and cognition in patients with traumatic spinal cord injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Disabil Rehabil. 2019 Jul 27:1-17. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1644380. Epub ahead of print.
  4. * D'Souza, A., Mollayeva, S., *Pacheco, N., *Javed, F., Colantonio, A., Mollayeva, T. Measuring change over time:  A systematic review of evaluative instruments of cognitive functioning in traumatic brain injury. Front Neurol. 2019 May 8;10:353. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00353.
  5. Mollayeva, T., Sutton, M., Chan, V., Colantonio, A., Jana, S., Escobar, M. Data mining to understand health status preceding traumatic brain injury. Sci Rep. 2019 Apr 3;9(1):5574. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-41916-5.
  6. Mollayeva, T., Hurst, M., Escobar, M., Colantonio, A. (2019). Sex-specific incidence of dementia in patients with central nervous system trauma. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 11:355-367. doi: 10.1016/j.dadm.2019.03.003.
  7. Mollayeva, T., Stock, D., Colantonio, A. Physiological and pathological covariates of persistent concussion-related fatigue: results from two regression methodologies. Brain Inj. 2019;33(4):463-479. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2019.1566833.
  8. Mollayeva, T., Mollayeva, S., *Pacheco, N., * D'Souza, A., Colantonio, A. The course and prognostic factors of cognitive outcomes after traumatic brain injury: a systematic review. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2019 Apr;99:198-250. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.01.011.
  9. Mollayeva, T. Sleep and wakefulness processes in moderate to severe chronic traumatic brain injury are related to global trauma and intake of psychoactive medications. 2019 Jul;59:76-77. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2018.12.004.
  10. Mollayeva, T., Mollayeva, S., Colantonio, A. Traumatic brain injury: Sex, gender, and intersecting vulnerabilities. Nat Rev Neurol. 2018 Dec;14(12):711-722. doi: 10.1038/s41582-018-0091-y.
  11. Mollayeva, T., El Khechen-Richandi, G., Colantonio, A. (2018). Sex and gender trends and considerations in concussion research. Concussion. 2018 Jan 18;3(1): CNC51. doi: 10.2217/cnc-2017-0015.
  12. *Biajar, A., Mollayeva, T., Sokoloff S, Colantonio A. (2017). Assistive technology to enable sleep function in patients with acquired brain injury: Issues and opportunities. BJOT, 80(4), 225-49. DOI: 10.1177/030802261668801.

Honours and Awards

  1. First Robert D. Voogt NABIS Founders Award – 2019
    which is jointly sponsored by Robert D. Voogt's family and the North American Brain Injury Society
    Awarded to an individual who demonstrates dedication to the advancement of the traumatic brain injury field; recognizes contributions made in the areas of clinical care, research, policy, litigation, or advocacy
  2. Elite Reviewer, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Elsevier – 2018
    Awarded annually to Top 5% of all peer-reviewers across the globe
  3. Elio Lugaresi Award for Education, World Sleep Society, World Sleep –  2017
    Awarded once in three years under the auspices of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM), Elsevier
  4. Deborah Wilkerson Early Career Award, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, USA – 2015
    Awarded yearly under the auspices of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, early career award for contributions to rehabilitation research