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Sandra Davidge PhD

Sandy Davidge, PhD, FCAHS, FRSC
Executive Director, Women and Children's Health Research Institute
Distinguished University Professor, University of Alberta
Professor; Depts. of Ob/Gyn and Physiology

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Sandra Davidge is the Executive Director of the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Alberta and Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Physiology in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Davidge is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Davidge serves on many national and international advisory panels and serves on the editorial board for the American Journal of Physiology, Hypertension and Biology of Sex Differences. Her research program encompasses studying cardiovascular function as it relates to 1) complications in pregnancy (preeclampsia and maternal aging) and 2) developmental origins of cardiovascular disease. This research includes a focus on understanding the long-term impact of pregnancy complications on maternal and offspring cardiovascular health to develop early intervention and prevention strategies for improving long-term health. With her team of trainees, for whom she has mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate students along with postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Davidge has published over 300 original peer-reviewed manuscripts and review articles in these areas.