Shabnam Medhizadah, MS

Published: February 21st, 2017

Category: 2017, Doctoral, Students

Doctoral Student (2017)

Mentor

Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA

Project Title

Constructing the short form Fitness-to-Drive screening measure

Biography

Shabnam Medhizadah, MS, is a doctoral student in the Rehabilitation Science program at the University of Florida, USA, under the supervision of Dr. Sherrilene Classen. Ms Medhizadah completed her Masters of Science degree, in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 2016. Ms. Medhizadah’s area of research has focused on the fitness to drive, screening, assessments, and interventions for medically at-risk drivers across the life span. She was a graduate research assistant on the Driving App Research for the Empowerment of teen drivers (i-DARE) study, a study investigating the effects of using an app-based intervention on the visual scanning skills of teen novice drivers. Ms. Medhizadah also participated in an international internship with the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences in Mwanza, on a project aimed at raising awareness regarding the high instances of motor vehicle accidents in Tanzania. Ms. Medhizadah is an active member of the I-MAP lab.