Emily S. Ho

Assistant ProfessorPhoto of Emily S. Ho
Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

Room 926


Dr. Emily S. Ho, BScOT, MEd, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto and the Research Director and a Clinician Investigator in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. Her scholarship focuses on understanding, fostering, measuring, and evaluating occupational engagement and functioning in young people with musculoskeletal conditions. She strives to place the voice of youth with upper limb disabilities at the centre of her research, partnering with them through research initiatives that focus on physical and mental wellbeing to empower independent living.

Dr. Ho has over twenty years of experience as an occupational therapist at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is known internationally as a leader in paediatric upper limb rehabilitation with a particular interest in children and youth with congenital limb differences and brachial plexus birth injuries.

Cross Appointments
  • Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
  • Institute of Medical Science
School of Graduate Studies

Associate Member

Research Keywords

Outcomes Research; Evaluation; Upper Extremity; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Youth Engagement