Linda Rothman

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Toronto · Canada

Linda Rothman is an Assistant Professor at Ryerson University in the School for Occupational and Public Health.  Dr. Linda Rothman trained and worked as a pediatric occupational therapist. She worked for many years as an injury prevention research manager and Senior Research Associate in the Research Insitute at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She completed a PhD in 2014 at the Institute of Medical Science, U of T, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University in conjunction with CHES at SickKids.   

Her research is on unintentional childhood injury, with a focus on child pedestrian injury prevention related to school travel and the built environment. She strongly believes that children have the right to safe active transportation to school. Her research projects involve many partners including those from academia, hospitals, not-for-profit organizations, the private sector, school boards and all levels of the government. Dr. Rothman’s research has been presented at many local, national and international conferences.