Cheryl Missiuna, Ph.D., OTReg (Ont) is a Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science and the Director of CanChild, Centre for Childhood Disability Research. Cheryl's teaching and research interests focus on children and youth with special needs. Cheryl researches models of health service delivery that encourage health promotion, early identification, the creation of supportive environments and prevention of secondary physical and mental health consequences for children with developmental coordination disorder. Cheryl’s interest in knowledge translation has led to the development of educational materials that facilitate knowledge transfer and uptake by different audiences including children and youth, families, teachers, primary care physicians, health professionals, policy and decision-makers.
Cheryl’s area of research is in children and youth with disabilities, developmental coordination disorder (DCD), applied health services research and knowledge translation.