Sylvia Baedorf Kassis, MPH, CYT, joined the MRCT Center as a Program Manager in January of 2018. With 18 years of clinical research-related experience in Canada and the United States of America, her expertise includes ethical/regulatory review of research, clinical trial workforce training and capacity building, and study coordination, management and oversight.
Sylvia’s clinical research interests include: understanding trial participants’ experiences in research and incorporating their insights into study processes; supporting research coordinators through networks and training; and ensuring all trial stakeholders are supported in the ethical and compliant conduct of studies involving human subjects and their data/samples.
Sylvia possesses a Master of Public Health degree in Global Health from Boston University School of Public Health (2008) and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto (2001). She is also a Certified Yoga Teacher (2011) and trained in mindfulness techniques that support personal and professional achievement.