I am a Vanier and Killam Scholar, and a PhD Candidate in the Experimental Medicine Program at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Dr. William J. Panenka and Dr. William G. Honer.
Previously, I completed an undergraduate in Kinesiology at UBC and did my undergraudate research under the supervision of Jason J. Barton. I also spent a decade as a hockey referee in minor through Junior A and have led various outdoor trips (backcountry ski tours, mountain biking, and mountaineering) throughout the Pacific Northwest.
More recently, I co-founded Zero Block Society, a not-for-profit organization working to support harm reduction workers during the ongoing opioid crisis. Outside of my studies I can generally be found on a road bike or making my own carbs (bread, pasta, and beer).
My work focuses on using advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and longitudinal statistical analysis to evaluate how the health of people who are homeless or precariously housed is affected by traumatic brain injury. I have worked extensively with traditional structural neuroimaging (T1 and DTI), am currently working with connectomics, neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI, pictured to the right), and am soon to be working on lesion and atrophy network mapping.
Our review and meta-analysis on the topic (and first chapter of my thesis) was published in Lancet Public Health and received international media attention in outlets such as The Guardian, CBC, Global News, CTV, Gizmodo, The Daily Beast, Yahoo News, among others. The second chapter of my thesis is in press at the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. A full list of publications can be found on Google Scholar.
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