Director of Research: Avelino (Jun) Maranan, Jr. Hon.BSc., MClSc., MHM, OTD

Mr. Maranan completed his Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Chatham University, his Master’s in Health Management and in Clinical Science from McMaster University and Western University, respectively, and his Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of Toronto. He has post-graduate certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Addiction Studies, and Arcon Functional Capacity Evaluation.

Mr. Maranan is a registered Occupational Therapist in Ontario and is in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. His clinical experience includes the provision of a full range of evidence-based assessments, interventions, and outcome evaluations in mental health and physical rehabilitation and in the public and private sectors. He also has a status-only appointment with the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and has supervised Master’s level fieldwork and research students

In addition to Mr. Maranan’s clinical and teaching experience, his research experience includes conducting qualitative studies, performing literature reviews and critical appraisals, and formulating and answering evidence-based questions in diverse topics. He has extensive experience in infusing research into clinical practice. He also has assumed leadership/managerial roles and has applied evidence in his decision-making process.

Mr. Maranan’s extensive research experience and combined knowledge of the insurance system give him the tools required to undertake medical-legal article reviews and summaries. For example, a defence counsel may require a literature review on a specific disorder for use in discovery or trial to help formulate an opinion on how to best cross-examine an expert. Another scenario is when a plaintiff’s counsel requires a literature review on the likelihood of a trauma or disorder prior to making a final decision on how to best approach the issue of liability.