Barbara Lee Mazer

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor

Barbara Lee Mazer
Contact Information

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

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

Lab Phone: 450-688-9550 ext. 526

514-398-4400 Ext 00162
Email address: 
barbara.mazer [at]
Assistant Professor; Research associate - Centre inégré de santé et de services sociaux de Laval: Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, Chercheur régulier, C.R.I.R. (Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation) du Montréal métropolitain

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


Teaching areas: 

Co-ordinate and Contribute to following courses:

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

Current research: 

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 Areas: 

clinical trials
leisure particpation
neurological disorders
rehabilitation services

Selected publications: 

Tuokko H, Jouk A, Myers A, Marshall S, Man-Son-Hing M, Porter MM, Bédard M, Gélinas I, Korner-Bitensky N, Mazer B, Naglie G, Rapoport M, Vrkljan B. A Re-examination of Driving-Related Attitudes and Readiness to Change Driving Behavior in Older Adults. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics 2014;32(3):210–227.

Jouk A, Tuokko H, Myers A, Marshall S, Man-Son-Hing M, Porter MM, Bédard M, Gélinas I, Korner-Bitensky N, Mazer B, Naglie G, Rapoport M, Vrkljan B. Psychosocial constructs and selfreported driving restriction in the Candrive II older adult baseline cohort. Transportation Research Part F (Psychology and Behaviour). (2014), pp. 1-10 DOI information: 10.1016/j.trf.2014.09.001

Hudon A, Laliberté M, Hunt M, Sonier V, William-Jones B, Mazer B, Badro V, Ehrmann Feldman D. What place for ethics? an overview of ethics teaching in Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy programs in Canada. Disability and Rehabilitation 2014;36(9):775-780.

Swaine B, Labbé D, Poldma T, Barile M, Fichten C, Havel A, Kehayia E, Mazer B, McKinley P, Rochette A Exploring the facilitators and barriers to shopping mall use by persons with disabilities and strategies for improvements: Perspectives from persons with disabilities, rehabilitation professionals and shopkeepers. ALTER-European Journal of Disability Research 2014;8(3):217-229.

Dahan-Oliel N, Mazer B, Riley P, Maltais D, Nadeau L, Majnemer A. Child and environmental factors associated with leisure participation in adolescents born extremely preterm. Early Human Development 2014, 90(10):665-672.

Porter M, Smith GA, Cull AW, Myers AM, Bédard M, Gélinas I, Mazer B, Marshall SC, Naglie G, Rapoport MJ, Tuokko HA, Vrkljan BH. Older driver estimates of driving exposure compared to invehicle data in the Candrive II study. Traffic Injury Prevention 2015;16(1):24-27.

Bell E, Rasmussen LA, Mazer B, Shevell M, Miller SP, Synnes A, Yager JY, Majnemer A, Muhajarine N, Chouinard I, Racine E. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Prognostication in Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury: A Vignette-Based Study of Canadian Specialty Physicians, Journal of Child Neurology 2015;30(2):174-181.

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.

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