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Barbara Mazer

Assistant Professor; Chercheur régulier, C.R.I.R. (Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation) du Montréal métropolitain www.crir.ca

Building: Hosmer House, 3630 prom Sir-William-Osler

Office:  H-302

Mailing Address: 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 1Y5

Lab Phone: 450-688-9550 ext. 526

barbara [dot] mazer [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Education: BSc (OT) (Queen's U.), MSc (Rehabilitation Sciences), PhD (Epidemiology and Biostatistics); Postdoctorate (Health Services) Université de Montréal and McGill University.


Co-ordinate and Contribute to following courses:

POTH 624: Entry Level Masters Project (coordinator)
POTH 612: Advanced Research Methods, Measurement block

Research Description:

Dr. Mazer’s research focuses on the rehabilitation of adults and children with neurological impairments; specifically, the factors associated with utilization of rehabilitation services, integration into the community, participation in leisure activities and use of transportation/driving.

Current research projects include:

• Development of a screening tool to determine driving safety in senior drivers
• Driving Observation Schedule: observation of naturalistic driving in senior drivers, determining changes in driving performance over time
• The utilization of rehabilitation services by children with disabilities
• A randomized clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of dyad intervention versus individual intervention for preschool children with language impairment
• Evaluation of a Community of Practice for researchers, clinicians, community leaders, government representatives and people living with a disability to improve social participation
• Rehabilitation ethics- evaluating and improving ethical conduct

Member of Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR), Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital Research Institute

Research Keywords:

Neurological disorders, rehabilitation services, driving, clinical trials, leisure particpation

Selected Publications:

Woolnough A, Salim D, Marshall SC, Weegar K, Porter MM, Rapooprt MJ, Man-Son-Hing M, Bédard M, Gélinas I, Korner-Bitensky N, Mazer B, Naglie G, Tuokko H and Vrkljan B. (2013). Determining the validity of the AMA guide: A historical cohort analysis of the Assessmen of Driving Related Skills and crash rate among older adult drivers. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 61:311-316. 

Hickey AJ, Weegar K, Kadulina Y, Gagnon S, Marshall S, Myers A, Tuokko H, Bédard M, Gélinas I, Man-Son-Hing M, Mazer B, Naglie G, Porter M, Rapoport M and Vrkljan B. (2013). The impact of subclinical sleep problems on self-reported driving patterns and perceived driving abilities in a cohort of active older drivers. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 61:296-303. 

Smith A, Marshall S, Porter M, Ha L, Bédard M, Gélinas I, Man-Son-Hing M, Mazer B, Rapoport M, Tuokko H and Vrkljan B. (2013). Stability and physical assessment of older drivers over 1 year. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 61:261-266.

Vlahodimitrakou Z, Charlton JL, Langford J, Koppel S, Di Stefano M, Macdonald W, Mazer B, Gélinas I, Vrkljan B, Porter MM and Smith GA. (2013). Development and evaluation of a Driving Observation Schedule (DOS) to study everyday driving performance of older drivers. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 61:253-260. 

Marshall SC, Man-Son-Hing M, Bédard M, Charlton J, Gagnon S, Gélinas I, Koppel S, Korner-Bitensky N, Langford J, Mazer B, Myers A, Naglie G, Polgar J, Porter MM, Rapoport M, Tuokko H, Vrkljan B and Woolnough A. (2013). Protocol for Candrive II/Ozcandrive, a multicentre prospective older driver cohort study. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 61:245-252. 

Rapoport MJ, Naglie G, Weegar K, Myers A, Cameron D, Crizzle A, Korner-Bitensky N, Tuokko H, Vrkljan B, Bédard M, Porter MM, Mazer B, Gélinas I, Man-Son-Hing M and Marshall S. (2013). The relationship between cognitive  performance, perceptions of driving comfort and abilities, and self-reported driving restrictions amonh healthy older drivers. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 61:288-295. 

Bédard M, Marshall S, Man-Son-Hin M, Weaver B, Gélinas I, Korner-Bitensky N, Mazer B, Naglie G, Porter MM, Rapoport MJ, Tuokko H and Vrkljan B. (2013). It is premature to test older drivers with the SIMARD-MD. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 61:317-321. 

Tuokko H, Myers A, Jouk A, Marshall S, Man-Son-Hing M, Porter MM, Bédard M, Gélinas I, Korner-Bitensky N, Mazer B, Nagalie G, Rapoport and Vrkljan B. (2013). Associations between age, gender, psychosocial and health characteristics in the Candrive II study cohort. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 61:267-271.

Darsaklis V, Snider LM, Majnemer A and Mazer B. (2013). Assessments used to diagnose developmental coordination disorder: do their underlying constructs match the diagnostic criteria? Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 33(2):186-198.

Dumont C and Mazer B. (2013). Assessment of computer task performance for children: standardization, validation and reliability. Accepted Technology and Disability, 25:27-35.

Brossard-Racine M, Mazer B, Julien M and Majnemer A. (2012). Validating the use of the Evaluation Tool of Children's Handwriting-Manuscript (ETCH-M) to identify handwriting difficulties and detect change in school-aged children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(4):414-421.

Mazer B, Majnemer A, Dahan-Oliel N and Sebestyen I. (2012). Global developmental assessments. In Majnemer A. (ed.) Clinical and Research Measures for children with Developmental Disability: Framed by the ICF-CY, MacKeith Press, U.K.

Dahan-Oliel N, Mazer B and Majnemer A. (2012). Preterm birth and leisure participation: a synthesis of the literature. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33:1211-20.

Boudier-Revéret M, Mazer B, Ehrmann Feldman D and Shrier I. (2011). Practice management of musculoskeletal injuries in active children British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45:1137-43. 

Thordardottir E, Chilingaryan G, Kehayia E, Mazer B, Majnemer A, Trudeau N and Sutton A. (2011). Sensitivity and specificity of French language measures for the identification of Primary Language Impairment at age 5. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54:580-97.

Darsaklis B, Snider LM, Majnemer A and Mazer B. (2011). Predictive validity of the General Movements: a structured review of the evidence. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. 53:896-906.

Dahan-Oliel N, Majnemer A and Mazer B. (2011). Quality of life of adolescents and young adults born at high risk: How do they measure up? Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 31(4):362-89.

Dahan-Oliel N, Mazer B, Gelinas I, Dobbs B and Lefebvre H. (2010). Transportation use in community-dwelling older adults: Association with participation and leisure activities. Canadian Journal on Aging, 29(4), 491-502.