Samira Omar, MSc

Samira is extremely passionate about women’s health and improving the lives of people with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the community reintegration process, as well as the lives of their families through evidence-based research. She has an HBSc in the specialist program in Mental Health Studies from the University of Toronto and recently obtained an MSc in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences specializing in health promotion from Western University where she explored one aspect of rehabilitation namely oral health in TBI. She is currently entering the first year of her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences in the Occupational Sciences stream at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Angela Colantonio and Dr. Flora Matheson. She is interested in person-centered health, criminalized populations, and understanding the needs of culturally and ethnically diverse women survivors of intimate partner violence with a TBI. She hopes to contribute to and create culturally appropriate resources and inform best practices.