Michelle Kho

Kho PHOTO Michelle Kho, PhD, PT

McMaster University

Principal Investigator:

2014 Catalyst Grant Program — E-CYCLE: A pilot randomized clinical trial of early in-bed cycling in elderly, mechanically ventilated patients (CAT 2014-06)

2013 Knowledge Synthesis Grant — A Scoping Review Determining the Current and Future Role of Occupational Therapy in the ICU (KS 2013-13)


2018 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program — Alyson Takaoka

2019 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program — Heather O’Grady

Dr. Michelle Kho is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. She holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Rehabilitation and Knowledge Translation.  Dr. Kho completed her BHSc in Physiotherapy at McMaster, and BSc and MSc in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. She holds a PhD in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University, where she also completed a post-doctoral CIHR research fellowship. As a physiotherapist, she also cares for patients in the St. Joseph’s Healthcare ICU in Hamilton. Dr. Kho is leading a clinical research program of early in-bed cycling in mechanically ventilated patients to improve patient outcomes.  Her research interests include novel early rehabilitation strategies to reduce weakness in ICU patients, knowledge translation, research methodology (systematic reviews, practice guidelines), and health services and outcomes research.