Dr. Côté is an epidemiologist and the Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute Of Technology. He is also the director of the UOIT-CMCC Centre for the Study of Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation and an associate professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Côté graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1989. In 1996, he obtained a Master's Degree in Surgery from the University of Saskatchewan. He completed his PhD in epidemiology at the University of Toronto in 2002. In 2003, he received a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Dr. Côté was a member of the scientific secretariat of the 2000-2010 Bone and Joint Task Force on Neck Pain and its Associated Disorders; a large international collaboration aimed at synthesizing the scientific evidence on the problem of neck pain. In 2010, he led the development of recommendations on the definition of catastrophic impairment for the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Dr. Côté is the Co-Scientific Secretary of the Global Spine Care Initiative, an international research collaboration that aims to reduce the burden of back and neck disability in developing countries.
Dr. Côté’s research focuses on understanding the etiology, prognosis and management of musculoskeletal pain and disability and mental health. Dr. Côté has published more than 155 scientific papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine, Pain and the American Journal of Epidemiology.