Research Team

Carol Cancelliere DC, MPH, PhD

Project Lead 

Dr. Cancelliere is a clinical epidemiologist with experience as a clinician and researcher. She graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (2004) and practiced for 10 years in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. 


She completed her Masters of Public Health degree at Lakehead University (2011). Upon completion, she led a large international research collaboration, which investigated the prognosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI)/concussion in adults, children, athletes, and the military. This collaboration led to the publication of 13 systematic reviews and informed the Guidelines for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent systems: Second Edition, 2013. She earned a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research from the University of Toronto (2017) (CIHR Doctoral Award 2013-2016), supervised by J. David Cassidy, PhD, DrMedSc, where she investigated the incidence and prognosis of post-traumatic headache in adults. During the program, she completed a research practicum at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), investigating the epidemiology of MTBI visits to emergency departments in the U.S. 

Dr. Cancelliere was a Mitacs-funded postdoctoral fellow at Ontario Tech University (OnTechU). Supervised by Pierre Côté, DC, PhD, her postdoctoral work focused on developing and implementing an evidence-based care pathway for chiropractors managing spinal pain in the Canadian Armed Forces. She has also been a board director of the OCA from 2009-2018 and served as chair of the research committee, chair of the finance and audit committee, treasurer, and vice-chair of the board. 


Dr. Cancelliere carries out her work at the CCGI as CCRF Research Chair of Knowledge Translation in the Faculty of Health Sciences at OnTechU. 

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