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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Robert Balogh

Associate Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Robert Balogh graduated with a Physiotherapy degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario in 1993 and has used his health professional background in clinical, research and teaching environments. He received a Master of Science in Epidemiology from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in 2003 and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2008. He recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, both located in Toronto, Ontario.

  • PhD University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 2008
  • Master of Science Queen's University 2003
  • Physiotherapy degree McMaster University 1993
  • Balogh R., Lake J., Lin E., Wilton A., Lunsky Y. Disparities in diabetes prevalence and preventable hospitalizations in persons with intellectual and developmental disability: a population study. Diabetic Medicine. 2014.
  • Lunsky Y., Balogh R., Sullivan W.F., Jaakkimainen R.L. Periodic health examinations for adults with developmental disabilities: Are we doing enough? Canadian Family Physician. 2014; 60(2):109-10.
  • Cobigo V., Ouellette-Kuntz H., Balogh R., Leung F., Lin E., Lunsky Y. Are cervical and breast cancer screening programmes equitable? The case of women with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 2013; 57(5):478-88.
  • Lin E., Balogh R., Cobigo V., Ouellette-Kuntz H., Wilton A.S., Lunsky Y. Using administrative health data to identify individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities: a comparison of algorithms. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 2013; 57(5):462-77.
  • Lunsky Y., Balogh R.S., Khodaverdian A., Elliott D., Jaskulski C., Morris S. A comparison of medical and psychobehavioral emergency department visits made by adults with intellectual disabilities. Emergency Medicine International. 2012; 2012: 1-6.
  • Lake J.K., Balogh R.S. and Lunsky Y. (2012). Polypharmacy profiles and predictors among adults with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Lunsky Y., Lin E., Kurdyak P., Balogh R.S., Bennie J., Klein-Geltink J., Wilton D. and Kopp A. (2012). Primary care utilization among adults with dual diagnosis (developmental disability and psychiatric disorder). Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Balogh R.S., Ouellette-Kuntz H., Brownell M. and Colantonio A. (2011). Factors associated with hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions among persons with an intellectual disability - a publicly insured population perspective. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research.
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit. Balogh R. Fellowship Research Award.
    • 2009 to present, $55,000 per year
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Planning Grants – Priority Announcements: Community-based Primary Healthcare. Ouellette-Kuntz H., Balogh R.S. (co-investigator), Cobigo V., Hennen B., Lecomte J., Lunsky Y., McColl M.A., Morin D., Norris D.A., Proulx R., Shooshtari S.G., Sullivan W.F. and Temple B.A. Innovations in Community-based PHC for Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.
    • 2011, $25 000
  • CIHR, Meetings, Plannings and Dissemination - Population and Public Health. Passalent L., Balogh R.S. (co-investigator), McKay C., Rezai M. and Yeung E. Disability Awareness and Research Workshop in Rural Cambodia.
    • 2010, $20,740
  • CIHR: Partnerships for Health System Improvement program. Lunsky Y., Balogh R.S. (co-principal investigator), Isaacs B., Lin E. and Ouellette-Kuntz H. Indicators of Primary Care Provided to Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario.
    • 2010, $350,000
  • International Development and Relief Foundation. Chishtie J., Chishtie F. and Balogh R.S. Rehabilitation Program for the Disabled and Spinal Cord Injured of the 2005 Earthquake in Pakistan - Phase II (International Development Project).
    • 2008, $20,000
  • International Development and Relief Foundation. Chishtie J., Balogh R.S. and Shaw J. Outreach and Community-Based Rehabilitation Program for the Disabled and Spinal Cord Injured of the 2005 Earthquake in Pakistan (International Development Project).
    • 2006 to 2008, $100,000
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Balogh, R. Doctoral Fellowship: Health Care Technology and Place: Strategic Training.
    • 2005 to 2006, $5,000 per year
  • Canadian International Development Agency. Balogh R.S., Edmonds L.J., Jalovcic D. and Peat M. CBR Development in Republika Srpska: Project Extension Proposal (International Development Project).
    • 2005, $250,000
  • Research Applications I (HLSC 4996U)
    This research course gives students an opportunity to explore all phases of the research process through a series of specially designed research applications. For example: defining the research questions, methodology, ethics, measurement, analysis and interpretation. Students registered in HLSC 4996U must register in HLSC 4997U to receive a grade.
  • Research Applications II (HLSC 4997U)
    A continuation of the project started in HLSC 4996U. Students will make presentations based on their research and submit written work.