Robert Teasell, MD FRCPC
is the Research Director and a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. He is also a Clinical Researcher with Lawson Health Research Institute. Dr. Teasell is a stroke physiatrist and has an active outpatient chronic pain practice.
Aligned with his clinical expertise, his research interests focus on the implementation of best evidence into clinical practice in neurorehabilitation, chronic pain, and whiplash injuries. He has authored over 350 peer-reviewed articles, 22 book chapters, 60 monographs, 345 published abstracts, and 1600 posters/presentations. He has developed a successful research team and has supervised many graduate students including 3 Vanier Scholars.
Dr. Teasell has established a reputation both nationally and internationally in the field of stroke rehabilitation. He has been involved in over $24 million in grant funding. He delivered the Ramon Hnatyshyn Lecture at the Canadian Stroke Congress in 2016. He was also a McLaughlin-Gallie Visiting Professor under the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada in 2012 and awarded Lawson Research Institute Scientist of the Year in 2018. He was Co-Chair, Canadian Best Practice Guidelines in Stroke Rehab 2014-2019. Editor of Stroke Rehabilitation Evidence-Based Review (19 editions), Acquired Brain Injury Evidence-Based Review (13 editions) and co-editor of Spinal Cord Injury Evidence-Based Review (6 editions).
Sarvenaz Mehrabi, MD, MSc
is a clinical research coordinator for the Evidence-based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation (EBRSR). She holds a MD degree and completed her masters program at Western university. Her Research Interests focus on knowledge synthesis and translation centered around motor disorders in stroke rehabilitation.
Cecilia Flores-Sandoval, PhD
is a clinical research coordinator of the Evidence-Based Review of Acquired Brain Injury (ERABI). She completed a master’s degree and a PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, field of Health and Aging. Her research interests include aging and rehabilitation, patient engagement and transitional care for older adults.
Lindsay Cameron, MSc
is a clinical research assistant collaborating with Evidence-based Review projects of Stroke Rehabilitation (EBRSR), Spinal Cord Injury (SCIRE), and Acquired Brain Injury (ERABI). She completed a master’s degree in epidemiology and biostatistics from Western University. Her research interests include patterns and rates of disease in population-based data.
Sarah Ryan, MSc
is a clinical research assistant collaborating with Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence (SCIRE) project. She completed her master’s in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine from Western University. Her research interests involve translational care following SCI.
Mohamad R. Safaei-Qomi, MD
is a clinical research assistant collaborating with the Evidence-based Review projects, with the main focus on the stroke rehabilitation (EBRSR) . He holds a MD degree and his research interests are knowledge synthesis and translation centered around motor disorders in stroke rehabilitation.
Andrew (Andy) Bowman, MSs
is a clinical research assistant collaborating with Evidence-based Review projects of Stroke Rehabilitation (EBRSR) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCIRE) . He completed both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s of Medical Sciences in Microbiology and Immunology at Western University. His research interests are knowledge synthesis and translation centered around accessibility and therapy outcomes in stroke rehabilitation.
Griffin Pauli, MSc
is a clinical research assistant working with the Evidence-Based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation (EBRSR) team. His research interest lies in the development and application of interventions for cognitive and behavioral disorders post brain injury