Paula Harvey

Degrees, Title/Position:
Scientist and Director, Cardiovascular Research Program, Women’s College Research Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Physician in Chief and F.M. Hill Chair in Women’s Academic Medicine, Department of Medicine at Women’s College Hospital

Goal Groups/Integration Themes:
Sex & Gender


Within Diabetes Action Canada, Dr. Harvey acts as a co-investigator for the sex and gender goal group.

Dr. Harvey’s research focus is on cardiovascular disease in women, with special interest in hypertension, cardiac autonomic disorders, cardiac rehabilitation and cardiovascular disease in patients with autoimmune and rheumatologic diseases. Dr. Harvey’s research explores how blood pressure and the health of blood vessels are regulated by the body – and how this system of regulation may differ between women and men. She is also interested in the role of inflammation in autoimmune diseases in the development of cardiovascular disease.

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