Dr. Monique Gignac is Scientific Co-Director and a senior scientist at the Institute for Work & Health and a Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Gignac's research expertise is in the areas of health and social psychology, including health models of disability. Her research examines psychosocial factors like stress, coping, and adaptation and their importance in understanding the impact of chronic conditions on the lives of adults across the life course. Of particular interest is research on workplace communication, privacy, and accommodation needs among individuals living with chronic, episodic conditions. Dr. Gignac has a strong collaborative program of research and study designs in her research program spanning community health surveys, qualitative research, intervention studies, measurement design and evaluation, and analyses of population health datasets.