Pia Kontos

Dr. Kontos is a Senior Scientist at KITE and Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She is committed to improving quality of care in long-term care and rehabilitation settings. In her research she focuses on structural and relational vulnerability to stigma associated with dementia in long-term care settings, the development of theories, policies, and practices that support ethical care relationships, and the development and evaluation of arts-based initiatives to reduce stigma and improve social inclusion and quality of care.  

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  • Senior Scientist, KITE-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network
  • Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Scientist, Baycrest Health Sciences, Rotman Research Institute
  • Cross-Appointment, Associate Member, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  • Cross-Appointment, Associate Member, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
  • Academic Fellow, Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, University of Toronto
  • Dementia care
  • Research-based theatre
  • Qualitative methods
  • Ethics