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Christine Guptill, PhD, MSc(OT), BSc, BMus

Assistant Professor

Rehabilitation Medicine

Occupational Therapy

About Me


  • CAOT Research Fellow, 2013-14
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship - McMaster University/ Hand and Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, London, ON, 2010-13
  • PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Western University, 2010
  • MS (Occupational Therapy), Western Michigan University, 2000
  • BSc Biology, Western University, 1996
  • BMus (oboe performance), Western University, 1995

Clinical Experience

  • Adult home care, VHA Rehab Solutions
  • Motor vehicle insurance examinations, DMA Rehability and Southwestern Rehab Assessments
  • Occupational Health & Safety Services, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Hand & Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare
  • School Health Support Services, Pathways Centre for Children

Dr. Christine Guptill received her occupational therapy training at Western Michigan University, and her PhD at Western University in Rehabilitation Sciences. She holds a Status Only appointment at the University of Toronto’s Music and Health Research Collaboratory. Dr. Guptill is Chair of Education for the Performing Arts Medicine Association. She was a founding member of the Health Advisory Team at National Youth Orchestra Canada (NYOC) in 2007, and provided primary care occupational therapy to the orchestra from 2011 to 2015. In 2012, she was honoured to receive a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her work at NYOC. In 2013-14, Christine was the Research Fellow at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. In her spare time, she performs as a freelance oboist.


Dr. Guptill's program of research focuses on work disability prevention, with a specific focus on the health and occupational performance of musicians. This population focus includes elements of health promotion, workplace health and disability management, physical and psychosocial rehabilitation, and occupational science, to name a few.

Current research projects:

1. Canadian trial of assessment protocol for music students (MusicCohort)

2. Canadian trial of Sound Performers, an online health literacy intervention for tertiary music students -

3. Design and delivery of an assessment battery for Dancers, Instrumentalists, Vocalists and Actors (D.I.V.A.)

4. Scoping review of relationship between physical and mental health as portrayed by the Performing Arts Medicine literature

5. Scoping review of impact of stretching for dancers and musicians

For a list of my publications, please see ORCID.

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