Professor Jan Willem Gorter
Jan Willem Gorter, MD, PhD, FRCP(C) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. He is Director and a scientist at CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research (www.canchild.ca) and holds the Scotiabank Chair in Child Health Research at McMaster University. He is visiting professor in Pediatric Rehabilitation in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Jan Willem has training in pediatric and adult rehabilitation medicine (physiatry) with a special clinical and research interest in transitional services and life course health development. His research focuses on the themes of family, function, friends & fun (daily activities and participation) with a special interest in physical activity promotion (fitness) and in transitions from adolescence to adulthood (future).
Jan Willem’s vision is to enhance the physical health, mental health and well-being of children and youth with disabilities/chronic health conditions and their families through interventions carefully tailored, timed and integrated into health services. He leads a research program that advances the knowledge of health development of people with disabilities, and that enhances research capacity through mentoring and training. Jan Willem’s research is frequently published in peer-reviewed articles in leading journals.