Michael Hutchison

Michael Hutchison

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, Concussion Program
MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic
55 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2W6

About Michael

Academic Training

Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Michael’s Hospital
PhD, Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
MSc, Exercise Science, University of Toronto
BPHE, University of Toronto

Research Interests

Sport Concussion
Traumatic Brain Injury
Rehabilitation
Injury Prevention
Biomarkers
Neuropsychology
Epidemiology

Selected Publications

Hutchison, M. G., Mainwaring, L., Senthinathan, A., Churchill, N., Thomas, S. & Richards, D. (In Press). Psychological and physiological markers of stress in concussed athletes across recovery milestones. Journal of Head Trauma and Rehabilitation.

Churchill, N., Hutchison, M.G., Richards, D., Leung, G., Graham, S., & Schweitzer, T. A. (2016). Brain structure and function associated with a history of sport concussion: a multi-modal MRI studyJournal of Neurotrauma. (Pub Ahead of Print)

Bruce, J., Echemendia, R., Tangeman, L., Meeuwisse, W., Comper, P., Hutchison, M. G., et al. (2016). Two baselines are better than one: Improving the reliability of computerized testing in sports neuropsychologyApplied Neuropsychology Adult, 1–7.

Di Battista, A. P., Rhind, S. G., Hutchison, M. G., Hassan, S., Shiu, M. Y., Inaba, K., et al. (2016). Inflammatory cytokine and chemokine profiles are associated with patient outcome and the hyperadrenergic state following acute brain injury.Journal of Neuroinflammation, 13, 40.

Echemendia, R., Bruce, J., Meeuwisse, W., Comper, P., Aubry, M. & Hutchison, M. G. (2016). Long-term reliability of ImPACT in professional ice hockeyClinical Neuropsychologist, 30(2), 311–20.

Currently Funded Projects

Principal Investigator for “Understanding Concussion”. Funded by Canadian Institutes for Military & Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), (2014-2019: $713,875)

Principal Investigator (Co-PI) with Schweizer, T., Baker, A., Chruchill, N., Graham, S., Leung, G., Richards, D., Strother, S.  “Brain imaging biomarkers of recovery from sport concussion”. Funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Project Grant, (2016-2020: $355,492).

Principal Investigator with Sabiston, C., Faulkner, G., and Tamminen, K. “The Athlete Aging Project: a comprehensive investigation of long-term psychological, social, and physical health”. Funded by Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council – Insight Development, (2015-2017: $75,000)

Principal Investigator for “A Randomized Control Trial to Investigate Post-Acute Exercise Compared to Rest Following Sport Concussion”. Funded by The Steve Moore Foundation, (2016-2017; $10,000).

Professional Memberships

College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (Registered Kinesiologist - R.Kin)