Dr. Auais is involved in interdisciplinary research in Providence Care in collaboration with physiatrists and geriatricians examining approaches to help individuals recover function after hip fractures. He is an Associate Professor and a registered physical therapist with expertise in musculoskeletal and geriatric rehabilitation. Following his PhD in Rehabilitation Science at McGill University, he completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Western University and Queen’s University, funded respectively by Mitacs and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). In addition to his clinical expertise, Mohammad has background in a wide range of methodological approaches, including randomized clinical trials, observational studies (e.g. using surveys or cohort studies), data synthesis, and experience in handling administrative databases.
Mohammad’s research aims to increase understanding of how modifiable factors interact to influence mobility of older adults, specifically those with hip fractures, and how to integrate this knowledge into rehabilitation. His ultimate aim is to bridge the gap between actual practices and optimal care, eventually leading to better health services and patient outcomes. To date, this research has had a significant impact at research, clinical, and policy levels. The importance of Mohammad’s research has been recognized by several awards, fellowships, and grants, including those from the CIHR, the Richard and Edith Strauss Foundation, and the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. His research has been published in a number of recognized peer-reviewed journals, including the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, and Physical Therapy Journal, and his research findings have informed clinical guidelines nationally and internationally.