null Annette Majnemer, OT, M.Sc., PhD

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC

Child Health and Human Development Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University



childhood disability • outcomes • determinants • rehabilitation • knowledge translation

Research Focus

My research focuses on the child, family and environmental factors that influence activity limitations and participation restrictions in children and youth with developmental disabilities. Primary populations of interest include children born at high risk for disability (preterm survivors, congenital heart defects) and children with cerebral palsy. Recently, I have been examining knowledge translation and exchange strategies that promote best practices with respect to early identification of disability and the uptake of effective rehabilitation interventions. I also currently lead CHILD-BRIGHT, a pan-Canadian patient-oriented research network (SPOR) focused on children with brain-based disabilities.

Research initiative

Selected Publications

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  • Boychuck, Z.*, Andersen, J., Fehlings, D., Kirton, A., Oskoui, M., Shevell, M., Majnemer, A., & the PROMPT group. Current referral practices for diagnosis and intervention for children with cerebral palsy: A national environmental scan. The Journal of Pediatrics, 216, 174-181. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.09.035 (2020).

  • Ogourtsova T*, O'Donnell M, Filliter JH, Wittmeier K, BRIGHT Coaching group, Majnemer A. Patient engagement in an online coaching intervention for parents of children with suspected developmental delays. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 63(6), 668-674 (2021).

  • Majnemer A, McGrath P, Baumbusch J, Camden C, Fallon B, Lunsky Y, Miller S, Sansone G, Stainton T, Thomson D, Zwicker J, Sumarah J. Time to be counted: COVID-19 and intellectual and developmental disabilities. FACETS, 6, 1337-1389, doi:10.1139/facets-2021-0038 (2021).

  • Ogourtsova T, Boychuck Z, O’Donnell M, Ahmed S, Osman G & Majnemer A. Telerehabilitation for Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families: A Systematic Review, Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics, 30, 1-47. DOI: 10.1080/01942638.2022.2106468 (2022).

  • Bolduc, M.E*., Rennick, J., Gagnon, I., Soko, E., Brossard-Racine, M., Majnemer, A. Identifying developmental challenges of youth with congenital heart defects: A patient-oriented perspective. Child Care Health Dev, 1-10. (2022).