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Jan Willem Gorter

Professor, Director CanChild
McMaster University & CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, Canada

Jan Willem Gorter, MD, PhD, FRCP(C) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. He is Director and a scientist at CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research 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 leads a research program that advances the knowledge of health development of people with disabilities and their families, including physical health and mental health, and that enhances their well-being through interventions carefully tailored, timed and integrated into health services. Jan Willem's research is frequently published in peer-reviewed articles in leading journals.

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