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Shie Rinat

PhD Student

University of British Columbia

Applied (Clinical and Engineering Applications)

Shie is a PhD student in the Brain Behaviour Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Lara Boyd. Shie's passion for stroke research began while working as an occupational therapist in an inpatient neurological rehabilitation unit in Tel-Aviv. Her doctoral work aims to investigate stroke in women, and specifically, the effect of sex hormones and past pregnancies on stroke risk and recovery in women. Although women account for 60% of stroke-related deaths, they are often under-represented in stroke research. As a result, the unique risk factors affecting women’s stroke risk and recovery are largely understudied and poorly understood. The outcomes of Shie’s research will help close this gap in knowledge, and promote care for women with stroke.

Area of Research Expertise
Stroke; Menopause; Estrogen; Neuroimaging; Rehabilitation