Richelle Mychasiuk

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Recent Research Projects

Advancing Concussion Assessment and Treatment in Children and Youth

2015/16-2020/21 • $3,341,337 • PI,Other
Each year, millions of children sustain concussions/mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), and 15-25% suffer persistent symptoms and declines in quality of life. Clinicians caring for these children face three critical, unanswered questions: how to diagnose concussion, how to predict which...

Modulation of Adolescent TBI via the Orexin System, Sleep, and Glymphatic Function

2017/18-2020/21 • $804,780 • PI,CO
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most under-addressed and expensive pediatric health problems in Canada. Mild TBIs account for the majority of these brain injuries and incur national costs well above $3 billion/year. Adolescence is a particularly vulnerable time for mild TBI, and in...

Elucidating the Role of Memory in the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pediatric Pain

2020/21 • $132,345 • PI,CO
How children remember pain sets the stage for future pain experiences. These memories can easily become distorted. Negatively-biased pain memories (remembering pain as being worse than an earlier pain report) are associated with the development of pediatric chronic pain. Pediatric chronic pain...