Assistant professor


Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


University of Toronto



Dr. Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia


Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, where he also holds the inaugural Emily Geldsaler Grant Early Career Professorship in Workplace Mental Health. Through an occupational lens, his research program is a systematic study of occupations in the areas of work disability prevention, return to work, and disability management. Dr. Nowrouzi-Kia’s work is motivated by efforts in the field of work disability prevention that extends beyond the efforts to prevent or cure diseases of a purely physical perspective, toward more holistic approaches. The major tenets of his work use a biopsychosocial perspective to understand work disability and extend towards incorporating personal characteristics (e.g., psychosocial) and environmental (e.g., healthcare system, workplace, workers’ compensation system) factors in improving health outcomes. Dr. Nowrouzi-Kia is the principal investigator of the Rehabilitation Sciences Through Occupational Research and Engagement.


Monday, September 19, 2022

8:30am EDT12:00pm EDT

Pain & Work: Evidence Based Practice to Enhance Work Participation and Quality of Life

Tracks: Other - Clinical Intervention: Pain Management Programs, Physiotherapy And Rehabilitation, Including Multi- And Inter-Disciplinary Approaches
Categories: Refresher Course
Room: 701 B

This course will provide participants with state-of-the-art evidence on the interplay between chronic pain and work. The leading paradigm will…