Ph.D. OT Reg.
Dr. Rebecca Gewurtz is an occupational therapist and associate professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Work and Health. She specializes in work disability policy, income insecurity, and employment among people living with disabilities, with a focus on mental illness and other episodic disabilities. She has been examining the experiences of various stakeholders including people with disabilities, service providers, co-workers, and employers as people with disabilities are hired and accommodated in diverse workplaces, as well as the impact and coordination of income security benefits. She has been involved in large partnership projects that include diverse community collaborators, such as employers, non-profit social service organizations and government agencies. She has experience with participatory action research and co-designing solutions to complex workplace problems. Gewurtz earned a Master of Science and a PhD in rehabilitation science at the University of Toronto. She also completed a collaborative program through the CHSRF/CIHR Ontario Training Centre in Health Services and Policy Research.