Lisa Carlesso PT, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation at l'Université de Montréal, researcher at Hôpital Maisonneuve Research Centre and Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University. She has published on the complex nature of pain in people with knee osteoarthritis and low back pain including the role of widespread pain, and psychosocial factors. She has presented at international conferences such as the Osteoarthritis Research Society International, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and the American College of Rheumatology where she presented on Pain susceptibility phenotypes and the risk of incident knee pain. She has 23 publications in the past 5 years. She has received Early career awards from IASP and from the Quebec Rehabilitation Research Network. Her research goals are to optimize outcomes for people with chronic musculoskeletal disorders, specifically with OA or low back pain (LBP) by understanding the effect of physical, psychological, personal and environmental factors on pain and how these relationships can enable a multi-dimensional and personalized approach to rehabilitation. She has been active in the profession sitting on Canadian and International professional committees. Prior to her academic career, she practiced for almost 25 years, specializing in chronic musculoskeletal conditions.