Dr. Dave Gonzalez
PhD Neuroscience, Registered Kinesiologist
Dr. Gonzalez attained his doctorate degree from McMaster University in 2011 and has been leading the concussion safety program at the University of Waterloo alongside Dr. Eric Roy for the past few years. Dr. Gonzalez is an expert in assessing motor and cognitive function of individuals. His research has focused on using readily available technology to collect sensitive metrics of abilities as it pertains to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and concussions. His passion is to fuse his software development skills with his knowledge of human movement and cognition. Dr. Gonzalez now leads a multi-disciplinary team and the R&D department at Key Rehab in order to bring some of the knowledge used in research back to society.
Key Publications and references:
1. McArthur, C., Gonzalez, D.A., Roy, E.A., & Giangregorio, L. (Accepted). What are the circumstances of fall and fracture in long-term care? Canadian Journal on Aging.
2. Tapper, A., Gonzalez, D.A., Roy, E.A., & Niechwiej-Swedo, E. (Accepted). Executive function deficits in team sport athletes with a history of concussion revealed by a visual-auditory dual task paradigm. Journal of Sports Sciences.
3. Tung, J.Y., Lulic, T., Gonzalez, D.A., Tran, J., Dickerson, C., & Roy, E.A. (2015). Evaluation of a portable markerless finger position capture device: Accuracy of the Leap Motion controller in healthy adults. Physiological Measurement, 36, 1025-1035.
4. Kim, J.J., Gonzalez, D.A., Mintz, A., Roy, E.A., & Tung, J.Y. (2015). Motor Control Assessment using Leap Motion: Filtering Methods and Performance in Indoor and Outdoor Environments. IFMBE Proceedings, Springer, 2015.
5. Gonzalez, D.A., Burns, R.W., Ibey, R.J., Tapper, A., Tung, J.Y., & Roy, E.A. (May 2016). Multi-disciplinary approach to concussion diagnosis and recovery. CATA, Vancouver, BC. Journal of Athletic Training and Sport Health Care.
6. Tapper, A., Niechwiej-Szwedo, E. Gonzalez, D.A., & Roy, E.A. (May 2015). Working Memory Deficits in Dynamic Sport Athletes with a History of Concussion Revealed by A Visual-Auditory Dual-Task Paradigm. VSS, St. Pete Beach, FL.
Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative 03/2015-04/2016 COMPuterized Sideline Screening (COMPaSS) of neuromotor performance to prevent Chronic Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Role: Co-Investigator (P.I. E. Roy)
Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative 02/2014-03/2015 Development of sensitive measures for mild traumatic brain injury sequelae and recovery to identify those at elevated risk for Alzheimer’s Disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Role: Co-Investigator (P.I. K. Dalton)
Jean Taylor is a Registered Kinesiologist with her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, and has been working in the field of Acquired Brain Injury for over twenty years using her skills as a Case Manager and a leader in developing ABI Services in Ontario. Founding her own firm Key Rehab Services Inc. in 2006 Jean Taylor works as a Case Manager for catastrophically injured clients as well as consulting as the ABI Clinical Consultant to Traverse Independence Not for Profit. Jean Taylor has taken a leadership role in developing Transitional Living options for brain injury survivors.
Taking an evidence based approach Jean Taylor, working with University of Waterloo, Key Rehab Services Inc, Traverse Independence and NSERC, is a leader in assessment of community interventions including ABI supported community living having completed the data collection for a methodology study of over 200 ABI clients. This study is in the process of being published. Jean Taylor is beginning the program evaluation phase for a second study referencing the methodology of the first study.
Bringing the rehabilitation community into communication with direct providers and the survivors of brain injury she is currently forging partnerships to investigate the relationship of brain injury to functional implications and outcome measures. As a Registered Kinesiologist Jean Taylor brings together teams of individuals on initiatives, projects and on individual cases to make a difference for survivors, their caregivers and the community.