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CP Discovery Lab - Our Team

Meet our team of scientists, staff, students and volunteers.


Scientists

Dr. Darcy Fehlings (MD MSc FRCPC)

Principal Investigator & Scientific Director of CP-NET. See Dr. Fehlings' full scientist profile


Staff

Lauren Switzer, MSc

Lauren is the Research Manager of the CP Discovery Lab and Program Manager of the Cerebral Palsy Integrated Neuroscience Discovery Network (funded by the Ontario Brain Institute). She has received her Master of Science degree in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from Western University. Previously, she has worked on clinical research studies focused on child and maternal health.

Ritesh Thapa, MBBS

Ritesh is a Research Coordinator at the CP Discovery Lab for the CP-NET Clinical Database study. Ritesh comes from a medical background and did his MBBS degree from Kathmandu University. Before joining the CP Discovery Lab, he worked for a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation centre for children with cerebral palsy and other neuro-developmental disorders in Nepal.


Students

Present
  • Heather Shearer (DC, MSc, FCCS(C)) - PhD Student, Clinical Epidemiology, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Daniela Testani (MSc) – PhD Student, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto

Past

  • Analyssa Cardenas - MSc Student, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
  • Gayatri Sivaratnam - Ward Family Endowment Research Summer Student (Summer 2018)
  • Luisa Garzon - Masters in Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto (2015-2017)
  • Emma Smith- Ward Family Endowment Research Summer Student (Summer 2017)
  • Leah Brown - Ward Family Endowment Research Summer Student (Summer 2016)
  • Sezgi Ozel - Ward Family Endowment Research Summer Student (Summer 2015)
  • Briar Findlay - Social Pediatrics Research Summer Student (Summer 2014)
  • Seema Emami - Ward Family Endowment Research Summer Student (Summer 2014)
  • Rhandi Christensen – Research Summer Student (Summer 2013)
  • Wen Yan Xie – University of Toronto CREMS Research Scholar Student (2011-2013)
  • Navneet Binepal – University of Toronto CREMS Research Summer Student (Summer 2010)
  • Natasha Datoo – Research Summer Student (Summer 2010)
  • Mark Miller – University of Toronto CREMS Research Summer Student (Summer 2009)
  • Charles Wong – Ward Family Endowment Research Summer Student (Summer 2008)
  • Payal Agarwal – University of Toronto CREMS Research Summer Student (Summer 2008)

Volunteers

Volunteer Alumni

  • Kelsey Adams
  • Jessica Silver
  • Ilana Walters
  • Hana Miller