Mary Forhan

Associate Professor & ChairProf. Mary  Forhan
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Scientific Director, Obesity Canada

Room 980
(416) 978-5936




Mary Forhan, PhD is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. Prof. Forhan is a health researcher who applies occupational and rehabilitation science lenses to research focused on bariatric care and rehabilitation, with the goals of reducing the disability experienced by persons living with obesity; improving the quality of care patients with obesity receive; and, reducing the burden of obesity on the healthcare system.  She is the Scientific Director, Obesity Canada and President, Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs.

Prof. Forhan worked clinically as an occupational therapist for 15 years before starting her PhD. She comes to U of T from University of Alberta, where she served as Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy. 

Cross Appointments
  • Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
School of Graduate Studies

Full Member

Research Keywords
Obesity; Sarcopenia; Bariatric Care; Stigma; Weight Bias