Bio


Vasiliki (Vaso) Rahimzadeh, PhD is an applied bioethics scholar with research interests at the intersection of precision medicine, data governance and public policy.

Honors & Awards


  • David McCutcheon Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship, McGill University Health Centre (09/2013-09/2014)
  • Friends of McGill Fellowship (declined), McGill University (05/2014-05/2015)
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (05/2016-05/2019)
  • Best Poster Prize in Medicine and Public Health, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (05/2018)
  • McGill Med Star Award, McGill University Faculty of Medicine (05/2019)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, Canadian College of Family Physicians (2018 - Present)
  • Trainee representative, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Standing Committee on Ethics (2017 - Present)
  • Member, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (2017 - 2019)
  • Chair, Dawson College Research Ethics Board (2016 - 2019)

Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, McGill University (2019)
  • Master of Science, McGill University (2014)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of California Berkeley (2012)
  • Phd, McGill University, Family Medicine and Primary Care Research (2019)
  • MSc, McGill University, Experimental Medicine (2014)
  • B.S., University of California Berkeley, Microbial Biology (2012)

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