Samira Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Advanced Digital Primary Health Care

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Samira Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi, BEng, PhD, is the Canada Research Chair in Advanced Digital Primary Health Care and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University and Mila-Quebec AI Institute.

Prof. Rahimi is affiliated scientist at Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research of the Jewish General Hospital, elected President of Canadian Operational Research Society, and Director of Artificial Intelligence in Family Medicine (AIFM).

With an interdisciplinary background, her research is about the development and implementation of advanced digital health technologies such as AI-enabled decision support tools in primary health care. Her research is dedicated to enhancing the prevention and management of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable populations.

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).

She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2022 New Investigator Primary Care Research Award of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), an award that recognizes exceptional contributions by emerging investigators in the field of primary care research.


Keywords: Artificial Intelligence; Soft computing; Preventive and Community Medicine; Primary Health Care; Decision Sciences; Clinical Decision Support; Shared Decision Making; Knowledge Translation, Implementation Science; Cardiovascular Disease; Dementia.

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