Assistant Professor

Vincy Chan

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME)

PhD, MPH (Epidemiology)

Rehabilitation Sciences Building
500 University Avenue, Rm 262, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1V7
Research Interests
Traumatic brain injury, Mental Health, Addictions, Comorbidities, Health Service Use, Social Determinants of Health, Data Linkage, Population-Based Health Administrative Data, Population Surveys, Epidemiology

Dr. Vincy Chan is an Affiliate Scientist at Kite-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network and an Assistant Professor (Status) at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences, MPH in Epidemiology, and HBSc in Psychology and Health Studies at the University of Toronto. Dr. Chan’s research links population-based health administrative and/or survey data to understand the health and health service use and outcomes of individuals with brain injury across the lifespan and continuum of healthcare. She currently holds an Early Career Research Award from the US National Institutes of Health to build a population-based birth cohort to understand the past, present, and future of individuals with traumatic brain injury.  


Recent Publications


*Supervised/mentored student/staff

  1. *Toccalino D, Colantonio A, Chan V. Update on the epidemiology of work-related traumatic brain injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Occupational & Environmental Medicine. [Online First; 30Nov2020].
  2. Chan V, *Hurst M, *Petersen T, *Liu J, Mollayeva T, Colantonio A, *Sutton M, Escobar MD. Population-based sex-stratified study to understand how health status preceding traumatic brain injury affects direct medical cost. PLOS One. 2020; 15(10): e0240208.
  3. Chan V, *Sutton M, Mollayeva T, Escobar MD, Hurst M, Colantonio A. Data mining to understand how health status preceding traumatic brain injury affects functional outcome: A population-based sex-stratified study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2020; 101(9): 1523-1531.
  4. Wiseman-Hakes C, Colantonio A, *Ryu H, *Toccalino D, Balogh R, Grigorovich A, Haag H, Kirsh B, Mann RE, Matheson FI, Nalder E, Riopelle R, Wilcock R, Chan V. Research to integrate services for individuals with traumatic brain injury, mental health, and addictions: Proceedings of a participatory-action multi-disciplinary workshop. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health. 2020; 39(1):133-150.
  5. *Sutton M, Chan V, Escobar M, Mollayeva T, Hu Z, Colantonio A. Neck injury comorbidity in concussion-related emergency department visits: A population-based perspective of sex differences across the lifespan. Journal of Women’s Health. 2019; 28(4): 473-482.
  6. Chan V, Stock D, *Jacob B, Cullen N, Colantonio A. A population-based cohort study of readmissions following hypoxic ischemic brain injury. CMAJ Open. 2018; 6(4).
  7. Chan V, Mollayeva T, Ottenbacher K, & Colantonio A. Sex-specific predictors of inpatient rehabilitation outcomes after traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2016; 97, 772-780.


Honours and Awards



2021 | Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

2021 | Early Career Research Award 
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (US)

2020 | Outstanding Mentorship Award
Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto (Student Nominated)

2019 | Excellence in Research Supervision Award
Department of Occupational Science & Occupational therapy, University of Toronto (Student Nominated)