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About me

I am a PhD student in geriatric epidemiology at the Aging Research Center (ARC). I have a background in Physical Education and Health (BPHE; 2006-2010) from the University of Toronto, Canada, and in Medical Sciences, specializing in Public Health Science (MSc; 2010-2012) from Karolinska Institutet.


2010 – 2012: Master of Medical Science with a major in Public Health Science, Unit for Public Health Nutrition, Dept. of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet; Stockholm, Sweden

Thesis title: Physical activity and cognitive status in the SNAC-K population: A study of 60+ community-dwellers

2006 – 2010: Bachelor of Physical and Health Education, University of Toronto; Toronto, Canada

Research description

My doctoral research program focuses on understanding the role and potential mechanisms of vascular risk factor profiles in the development and progression of physical impairment and disability in older adults, and how this relationship can possibly be mediated by microvascular brain lesions, using population-based data.

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