Karen Sasaki

Qualifications: MSW, RSW

Organization: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, Canada

Brief Biography: Karen Sasaki received her Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto and has worked in the field of neuro rehabilitation with adult survivors of brain injury, their families and community service providers for more than twenty five years. 

Currently a Social Worker on the Acquired Brain Injury Day Hospital team at Toronto Rehab, Karen has a keen interest in education, clinical and research ethics.  She regularly provides field instruction for graduate level social work students at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto where she is appointed Adjunct Lecturer.

Karen is a longstanding member of the Rehabilitation Medicine and Science Research Ethics Board at the University Health Network.  Karen also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS) which provides residential, outreach, community integration and clinical programs for adults living with brain injury.

Involvement with INSWABI: Karen was a co-investigator in the research initiative to develop the Family Outcome Measure and joined the Executive Committee of INSWABI at the International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health in Dublin in 2010.