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

Dr. Tatyana Mollayeva is a Scientist at KITE Toronto Rehab University Health Network and holds the position of Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health with a cross-appointment at the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute. She is a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health with the Global Brain Health Institute and holds the distinguished Canada Research Chair in Neurological Disorders and Brain Health.

Dr. Mollayeva’s research focuses on prevention and management of neurological diseases and injuries. Dr. Mollayeva’s work on the role of sex, gender and intersecting vulnerabilities in shaping outcomes, as well as the modifiable role of sleep disorders supports the implementation of evidence-based and context- and person-specific preventive initiatives and care.

Dr. Mollayeva is deeply committed to knowledge translation and actively mentors trainees across various professional and research-based programs.

Recent Publications

  1. Mollayeva T, Tran A, Hurst M, Escobar M, Colantonio A. The effect of sleep disorders on dementia risk in patients with traumatic brain injury: A large-scale cohort study. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2023 May 24;15(2):e12411. doi: 10.1002/dad2.12411. PMID: 37234486; PMCID: PMC10207584.
  2. Mollayeva T, Tran A, Chan V, Colantonio A, Escobar MD. Sex-specific analysis of traumatic brain injury events: applying computational and data visualization techniques to inform prevention and management. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2022 Jan 30;22(1):30. doi: 10.1186/s12874-021-01493-6. PMID: 35094688; PMCID: PMC8802441.
  3. *Hanafy S, Quilico E, Haag HL, Khoo YB, Munce S, Lindsay S, Colantonio A, Mollayeva T. An educational intervention to promote a culture of gender equity among persons with traumatic brain injury and caregivers: A pilot study. Front Rehabil Sci. 2023 Apr 26;4:1160850. doi: 10.3389/fresc.2023.1160850. PMID: 37180573; PMCID: PMC10169667. [*graduate trainees]
  4. *Biscardi M, Grossinger Z, Colantonio A, Bayley M, Mollayeva T. Rehabilitation interventions for oculomotor deficits in adults with mild traumatic brain injury: a systematic review protocol. BMJ Open. 2023 Sep 15;13(9):e072786. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-072786. PMID: 37714680; PMCID: PMC10510912. [*graduate trainees]
  5. *Rizvi ST, *Shah JS, *Shaaya S, Mollayeva T. Treating cognitive impairments in primary central nervous system infections: A systematic review of pharmacological interventions. Medicine (Baltimore). 2023 Jul 14;102(28):e34151. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000034151. PMID: 37443498; PMCID: PMC10344564. [*undergraduate trainees]

Honours & Awards

  • 2019 | First Robert D. Voogt NABIS Founders Award – The North American Brain Injury Society
  • 2018 | Elite Reviewer -  Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  
  • 2017 | Elio Lugaresi Award for Education - World Sleep Society
  • 2015 | Deborah Wilkerson Early Career Award - American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, USA