Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Fitsum received his BA degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Waterloo in 2016. His research interests focus on human development over the life course, with a special emphasis on identity processes, informal caregiving and coping, and translational research. His undergrad thesis was a quantitative analysis of relationship orientation and coping variables among young caregivers in post-secondary contexts.
With a great interest in inter-professional approaches to research and the intersection of health and technology, Fitsum joined IATSL as a research assistant in January of 2017. He is currently assisting with a project that tests continuous, non-contact monitoring assessments to develop falls-risk prevention technology for older adults diagnosed with advanced dementia.