Sharon Gabison

Sharon Gabison

Dr. Sharon Gabison is currently the Hallisey Affiliate Scientist. Her research in spinal cord injury and pressure injuries (also known as “bed sores”) along with her clinical background as a Physical Therapist has led to her interest in the development of technology and tools to prevent pressure injuries.

She earned her PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Toronto while she studied the relationships between trunk function, pressure offloading and tissue health in individuals with spinal cord injury. As part of her PhD, she developed a novel ultrasound imaging protocol for tissue health assessment.

Her current research projects for pressure injury prevention include 1) testing the PrIME (Pressure Injury Management and Education) system in the home and long-term care environments and 2) Testing Smart-e-Pants in the long-term care environment. She is also interested in exploring the educational needs and perspectives of individuals and their caregivers with a current or past history of pressure injuries in order to address the needs of individuals and their caregivers living with pressure injuries.

Dr. Gabison has also been involved in the development of Pressure Ulcer Target, a novel educational App for individuals living with Spinal Cord Injury at risk of developing Pressure Injuries.


Gabison S, Mathur S, Nussbaum EL, et al. (2019). The relationship between pressure offloading and ischial tissue health in individuals with spinal cord injury: An exploratory study. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 42(S1):S186-S195.

Gabison S, Hayes K, Campbell KE, et al. (2019). Ultrasound imaging of tissue overlying the ischial tuberosity: Does patient position matter? J Tissue Viability. Jul 16.

Gabison S, Mathur S, Verrier MC, et al. (2018). Quantitative ultrasound imaging over the ischial tuberosity: An exploratory study to inform tissue health. J Tissue Viability. Aug;27(3):173-180.

S. Gabison, S. Mathur, E. L. Nussbaum, M. Popovic, M. C. Verrier. (2017). Trunk Function and Ischial Pressure Offloading in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. June 14: 1-10. http://dx.DOI 10.1080/10790268.2017.1328345.

D. H. Gagnon, A. Roy, S. Gabison, C. Duclos, M.C. Verrier, S Nadeau. (2016). Effects of Seated Postural Stability and Trunk and Upper Extremity Strength on Performance during Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Tests in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: An Exploratory Study. Rehabilitation Research and Practice, p 1-11.

S. Gabison, C. McGillivray, S. Hitzig, E. Nussbaum. (2015). A study of the utility and equivalency of two methods of wound measurement: digitized tracing versus digital photography. Advances in Skin and Wound Care. 28(6): 252-258.

S. Gabison, M.C. Verrier, S. Nadeau, A. Gagnon, D., Roy, H. Flett (2014) Trunk Strength and Function Using the Multidirectional Reach Distance in Individuals with Non-Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Sep 37(5): 537-547.