Mayank Rehani is a research associate and study coordinator in the BLINC Lab. He graduated with an MSc in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Alberta in 2013, after completing a BSc with Double Major in Biological Sciences and Psychology (Science) in 2008. He also completed the Project Management Certificate program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2017 and has training in biostatistics.
His responsibilities include statistical analyses of several BLINC Lab projects, consulting with students and BLINC Lab investigators on the appropriate statistical tools and procedures for their studies, liaising with granting organizations and Research Services Office, aiding with research grant proposals including developing budgets and justification, acquiring Research Ethics Board approvals for BLINC Lab projects, ensuring that all areas of the BLINC Lab meet the Environment, Health and Safety standards at the University of Alberta, organizing the BLINC Lab Seminars, managing the knowledge translation and community outreach activities that the BLINC Lab undertakes, orienting new students and staff, and taking care of general administration needs of the BLINC Lab.
His research interests include osseointegration for lower- and upper-limb amputation, embodiment of prosthetic devices, and developing functional evaluation tools to quantify prosthetic performance.
Outside of the BLINC Lab, Mayank consults with the Canadian Obesity Network and wrote Canada’s first Report Card on Access to Obesity Treatment for Adults in 2017. He is the recipient of the Innovation in Rehabilitationaward at the 2013 Alberta Rehabilitation Awards.
Prior to the BLINC Lab, Mayank worked in the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and has managed research projects for the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Canadian Armed Forces, Alberta Correctional Services, and the Canadian Obesity Network.
Mayank enjoys collaborating with others and thrives in diverse and enthusiastic teams. Outside of the lab, Mayank enjoys teaching and mentoring high school students, traveling, swimming, cooking, and playing the sitar.