She is also a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Scientist with the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto. In 2008, she became co-scientific director of the Canadian Arthritis Network, a Networks of Centres of Excellence.
Dr. Gignac's research expertise is in the areas of health and social psychology. Her research examines psychosocial factors like coping and adaptation and their importance in understanding the impact of arthritis and other chronic diseases in the lives of middle- and older-aged adults. In addition, her work focuses on ways to enable people with chronic disease to maintain involvement in valued roles and activities like employment.