Marina B. Wasilewski

Photo of Marina WasilewskiAssistant Professor, Status Only
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, St. John’s Rehab


Website: Sunnybrook Research Institute



Dr. Marina Wasilewski is a Scientist with the St. John’s Rehab Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute, and an Assistant Professor, Status Only with the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Wasilewski’s program of research  focuses on using social and peer support strategies to optimize the health and well-being of patients and families as they journey across the healthcare continuum. She has developed and evaluated peer support initiatives and has used co-design approaches to engage patients, families, and care providers in health research and service improvement. Dr. Wasilewski applies a patient- and family-centered lens to her work and enhances the relevancy of her research to important stakeholders by engaging multi-disciplinary collaborators.

Cross Appointments

Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

School of Graduate Studies

Associate Member

Research Keywords

Rehabilitation; Caregiving; Peer Support; Digital Innovation; Aging; Gerontology; Qualitative Approaches; Mixed Methods