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Badal (Brandon) Pattar

Master's student


University of Calgary

Gender, Society, and Health

Brandon is an MSc student at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Sofia Ahmed. His research involves examining the effects of gender-affirming testosterone therapy on blood pressure and arterial stiffness in transmasculine and non-binary individuals. Brandon recently graduated in 2022 from the University of Calgary with a BSc in Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology, and is motivated to become an advocate for the incorporation of sex- and gender-based considerations in cardiovascular care and research in order to improve patient outcomes.

Area of Research Expertise
Sex and gender considerations; Cardiovascular health; Gender-affirming hormone therapy; Transgender health