Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute
Professor, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Director, Cardiovascular Research Program and chief of medicine at Women’s College Hospital
Dr. Paula Harvey is a scientist in the Women’s College Research Institute, professor in the Department of Medicine at the University Toronto, director of the Cardiovascular Research Program and chief of medicine at Women’s College Hospital. 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 a special interest in hypertension, 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.