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Karen Rebeiro Gruhl

Karen Rebeiro Gruhl

Sessional On-Campus (mo)
Faculty of Education and Health
Sessional On-Campus(mo)
Faculty of Management


Karen Rebeiro Gruhl is an occupational therapist who worked 32 years in mental health before "retiring" to teach and pursue other clinical interests. Karen works in partnership with a mental health organization known as NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action to conduct program evaluation of NISA, to research Peer Support Workers in northern Ontario, and across Canada, and to better understand how participating in occupations contributes to health and well being. 


PhD in Interdisciplinary Rural and Northern Health: Laurentian University 2011; Masters  of Science in Occupational Therapy, Western University, 1997; BSc in Occupational Therapy, Western University, 1985.

Academic Appointments

Laurentian University Masters of Interdisciplinary Health, Midwifery/Sage Femmes; Dalhousie University, School of Occupational Therapy; Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health and Disability Management.