Peter Rosenbaum, MD, FRCP(C), DSc (HC), FRCPI Hon (Paed) RCPI
SPECIALTY AND TITLE
Hamilton Health Sciences Organization
AREA OF RESEARCH
Peter Rosenbaum, MD, FRCP(C), DSc (HC), FRCPI Hon (Paed) RCPI joined the Department of Paediatrics at McMaster University in 1973, and became Full Professor in 1984. In 1989, with his colleague Dr. Mary Law, he co-founded CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, now recognized worldwide as a leading centre of innovative and ground-breaking childhood disability research, including the creation of clinical classifications and measurement tools, and for its Knowledge Translation activities that attract > 1million visitors a year from >170 countries to its award-winning website (www.canchild.ca).
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE AND/OR HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
Dr. Rosenbaum has held > 100 peer-reviewed grants; is a contributing author to > 450 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters; has co-authored 5 books; and has been a guest lecturer in >30 countries. He has worked with >75 master’s and doctoral-level students at many universities.
Dr. Rosenbaum’s career has focused on a range of interconnected aspects of the ‘childhood disability’ field: the daily functioning of children and youth; the wellbeing of families of children with long-term impairments; ways of thinking, talking and acting to provide services to these kids and families; the language we use to talk about clinical conditions like Cerebral Palsy and other impairments; and how to communicate these many issues to families, learners and the general public (including policy-makers) in plain and accessible language.