Dr. Ivan Steenstra


Dr. Ivan Steenstra is an Adjunct Scientist at IWH and is a research facilitator in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. He obtained a masters degree in human movement sciences in work and health from the University of Groningen and a masters degree in epidemiology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He completed his PhD at the Institute for Extramural Research (EMGO) in the Department of Public and Occupational Health at the VU Medical Center. Steenstra was the recipient of IWH’s Mustard Fellowship in Work Environment and Health from 2006-2008. His research interests focus on the epidemiology of return to work in musculoskeletal pain (with an emphasis on older workers), on determining prognosis following low-back pain, and on tailoring interventions to achieve a fast and safe return to work.