Maisha Khan, MSc, CCRP – Lab Manager
Maisha Khan is the Manager of the Swallowing Lab and is actively involved in all current research studies. She is the site manager of the PRO-ACTIVE trial and is responsible for the day-to-day administrative and financial activities that keep the lab running smoothly. Maisha has a background in clinical pharmacology, having completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Toronto, Department of Pharmacology. She is also a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) and has previously worked as a Research Coordinator on multiple clinical trials in psychiatry and mental health.
Veronica Rodriguez, MHSc, SLP – Clinical Research Coordinator / Speech-Language Pathologist
Veronica is currently working in the Lab as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She is involved in the Pro-Active Swallowing Study providing care to individuals with Head and Neck Cancer.
She completed her undergraduate degree in 2010 at McMaster University in Biology, and went on to complete her Masters in 2014 at the University of Toronto in Speech-Language Pathology.
Her previous work experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist has been within the acute care setting at the London Health Sciences Center and Trillium Health Partners.
Gabrielle Carrier, MHSc, SLP – Clinical Research Coordinator / Speech-Language Pathologist
Gabrielle is currently working in the Lab as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She is involved in the PRO-ACTIVE Swallowing Study, providing care to patients with Head and Neck Cancer who are undergoing radiation treatment. Prior to joining the Lab, she completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology: Brain & Cognitive at the University of Guelph, and her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. She has also worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Kingston General Hospital, providing services to acute care inpatients with communication and swallowing impairment.
Trixie Reichardt, MHSc, RD – Clinical Research Coordinator
Trixie is a Clinical Research Coordinator and former Lab Manager, and has been with the Lab for 15 years — since its inception. She is involved in active research studies as well as administrative and financial activities.
Prior to joining the Lab, she completed undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Toronto in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, and she is a licensed Registered Dietitian. She has also worked as a Research Analyst in the field of eating disorders and as a Research Coordinator in mindfulness meditation.