Rhoda Reardon

(Former) Manager, Research and Evaluation
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Rhoda Reardon is an occupational therapist by training with expertise in program evaluation, guideline development and research knowledge transfer. A native of northern Ontario, she practised clinically for 16 years in adult and geriatric rehabilitation and vocational evaluation before joining the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) in 1992. During her 14-year tenure with IWH, she helped develop a program of accreditation for multidisciplinary assessment centres and was a pioneer in establishing the Institute's knowledge transfer and exchange program.

Prior to her retirement from full-time work in 2016, Reardon was with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), where she managed and developed its research and evaluation group. She created a thriving team focused on applying evidence and measurement science to CPSO programs and policies. While in this role, she worked on a number of provincial and national initiatives. These included developing a collaboration of physician educators under the banner "CPD (Continuing Professional Development)-Ontario,” co-chairing a national initiative of medical regulators to develop and implement a clinical practice guideline on the safe prescription of opioids, and bringing forward a pan-Canadian initiative to systematically study and apply evidence around factors that support physician practice or put it at risk.

Reardon continues to work as a part-time consultant in selected research and knowledge transfer projects.

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