Sabrina Cavallo, Ph.D.

Assistant professor

Contact details (Research)
Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation (CRIR) du Montréal métropolitain

Contact details (School of Rehabilitation)
T 514 343-7217

Occupational therapy


  • B.Sc. Occupational therapy, McGill University (2003)
  • M.Sc. Biomedical sciences (Rehabilitation), Université de Montréal (2007)
  • Ph.D. Public Health (Epidemiology), Université de Montréal (2016)
  • Post-doctorate fellowship in knowledge translation, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa (2015-2017)

Current research projects

  • The use of social networking sites for promoting leisure and physical activities among adolescents living with chronic conditions
  • Describing the role of occupational therapists in the transition from paediatric to adult care among young people living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Evaluating potential effects of stretching and aerobic dance on pain among adolescents living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Assessing the potential effects of delays in service provision from pediatric to adult rheumatology care on health-related outcomes among people living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Exploring the use of collective adapted sports as an intervention for improving physical activity among those living with chronic pain

Selected publications

  • Cavallo, S., Brosseau, L., Toupin-April, K., Wells, G. A., Smith, C. A., Pugh, A. G., . . . Bigford, S. (2017). Ottawa Panel Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Structured Physical Activity in the Management of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98(5), 1018-1041. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2016.09.135
  • De Angelis, G., Davies, B., King, J., McEwan, J., Cavallo, S., Loew, L., . . . Brosseau, L. (2016). Information and Communication Technologies for the Dissemination of Clinical Practice Guidelines to Health Professionals: A Systematic Review. JMIR Medical Education, 2(2), e16. doi:10.2196/mededu.6288
  • Cavallo, S., Majnemer, A., Duffy, C. M., & Feldman, D. E. (2015). Participation in Leisure Activities by Children and Adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Journal of Rheumatology, 42(9), 1708-1715. doi:10.3899/jrheum.140844
  • Cavallo, S., April, K. T., Grandpierre, V., Majnemer, A., & Feldman, D. E. (2014). Leisure in Children and Adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Systematic Review. PLoS ONE9(10), e104642. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104642
  • Cavallo, S., & Feldman, D. E. (2017). Rehabilitation and Psychosocial issues in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. In Marc Hochberg, Alan J. Silman, Josef Smolen, Michael Weinblatt & Michael Weisman [eds.]. Rheumatology (7th edition), Saunders: An Imprint of Elsevier Science.

Research interests

  • Promotion of leisure and physical activity among children and adolescents living with chronic disease
  • Determinants of social participation among children and adolescents with physical disabilities
  • Knowledge translation in pediatric rehabilitation
  • Transition from pediatric care to adult care among adolescents living with chronic disease