Samira Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi Eng. Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University, and an affiliated scientist at Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research of the Jewish General Hospital. She is FRQS Junior 1 Research Scholar in human-centered AI in Primary Health Care.
Her work as Principal Investigator has been funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Roche Canada, Brocher Foundation (Switzerland), and the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR)-Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
With an interdisciplinary background, Dr. Rahimi is interested in the development and implementation of clinical decision support tools and patient decision aids, as well as integrating human-centered AI tools in primary health care. She specializes in computational intelligence, decision making, and applied operational research in health care.
She completed her postdoctoral training at Family and Emergency Medicine Department of Université Laval, and her doctorate studies (in Industrial and System Engineering with a focus on health care systems) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Université Laval. She is the recipient of numerous scholarships, fellowships, and awards, among them the 2015 Canada Women in Engineering award of IEEE.