University of Toronto
Dr. Reema Shafi has a Bachelors in Occupational Therapy (1995) and a Masters in Psychology (2002, Ohio State University), with a special interest in Psychobiology and Behavioral Neuroscience. She recently completed her PhD at the University of Toronto. Her research interest lies in understanding the functional organization of neuronal networks and their influence on cognitive information processing in healthy adults, post-injury (mild traumatic brain injury) and aging. Her PhD project explored the link between repetitive mild traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease in women survivors of Intimate Partner Violence using resting state fMRI. As an occupational therapist, Reema has coordinated and implemented a number of successful return-to-work programs. Through her research, she is also examining the role of workplace accommodations in successful employment outcomes after traumatic brain injury.