Sharmigaa Ragunathan

Project Coordinator
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Sharmigaa Ragunathan is a project coordinator at the Institute of Work and Health (IWH). She provides project coordination and research support to Dr. Dwayne Van Eerd on a project on the implementation of post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI) policies and programs in Albertan first responder organizations.

Prior to joining the Institute in April 2023, Ragunathan worked as a research coordinator at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. There, she provided research support for various projects focusing on the social determinants of health, inclusion of children and youth with disabilities in different settings, and virtual health-care experiences in a pediatric rehabilitation hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Ragunathan managed research projects, both as a graduate research student and graduate assistant at the University of Toronto, on the academic skills of English Language Learning elementary school students.

Ragunathan received her master’s degree in school and clinical child psychology from the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), as well as an honours bachelor of science from the University of Toronto.