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Ethan Danielli, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow

Email: ethan.danielli [at] uhn [dot] ca

Research Interests:

  • Concussion assessment and rehabilitation

  • Quantitative pain assessment

  • Neuroimaging


Ethan obtained his Ph.D. from the School of Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University in 2022. He completed his M.Sc. in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph in 2018, and his B.Sc. Honours in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph in 2017.

Ethan’s Ph.D. work focused on objective and quantitative assessment of the brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques in a cohort of retired professional athletes with a complex history of concussive and repetitive sub-concussive impacts. During this time, Ethan received multiple awards that included the OGS Program and QEII-GSST scholarship, Yates Scholarship Fund at McMaster University, and the Best Neuro Diffusion Presentation at the annual 2021 ISMRM meeting.

As a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Q-Pain lab, Ethan continues his work on quantitative concussion assessment and is researching the underlying mechanisms of chronic pain effects in the brain.


Selected Journal Publications

  • Danielli E, Simard N, Sharma B, Doughty M, Noseworthy MD. Functional, but minimal microstructural brain changes present in aging Canadian Football League players years after retirement. Brain Disorders 2022; 6: 100036. DOI: 10.1016/j.dscb.2022.100036.

  • Stillo D, Danielli E, Ho RA, DeMatteo C, Hall GB, Bock NA, Connolly JF, Noseworthy MD. (2021) Localization and identification of brain microstructural abnormalities in paediatric concussion. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 15:657374. Doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2021.657374

  • Danielli E, DeMatteo C, Hall GB, Noseworthy MD. (2020) A review of MRI and exercise treatment for improved concussion diagnosis and recovery. Crit. Rev. Biomed. Eng. 48(5):261–283. Doi: 10.1615/CritRevBiomedEng.2020034991

Conference Publications

  • Danielli E, Sharma B, Nowikow CE, Noseworthy MD. (2023) Clusters of functional abnormalities present in retired Canadian Football League players. UHN TRI 15th Annual Brain Injury Conference. (Rapid Podium Presentation). Toronto, Canada.

  • Danielli E, Padrela B, Doughty M, Petr J, Mutsaerts H-J, Noseworthy MD. (2022) Novel arterial spin labelling (ASL) brain injury symmetry assessment in retired professional athletes: a preliminary study. International Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine (ISMRM). (Poster). London, England.

  • Danielli E, Simard N, Doughty M, Ulmer S, Kumbhare DA, Noseworthy MD. (2021) Long-term regional quantification of microstructural and functional abnormalities in retired Canadian Football League players. Schweizerische Neurologische Gesellschaft / Société Suisse de Neurologie. (Poster). Interlaken, Switzerland.

  • Danielli E, Stillo D, Ho R, DeMatteo C, Hall G, Bock N, Connolly J, Noseworthy M. (2021) Correlating concussion-related symptoms to the personalized MRI assessment of abnormalities in children. International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). (Poster) 1301. Virtual

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