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 formal 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, the embodiment of prosthetic devices, and developing functional evaluation tools to quantify prosthetic performance.
Outside of the BLINC Lab, Mayank consults for Obesity Canada-Obésité Canada (formerly known as the Canadian Obesity Network-Réseau canadien en obésité) and wrote Canada’s first and second Report Card on Access to Obesity Treatment for Adults in 2017 and 2019. He is also the recipient of the Innovation in Rehabilitation award 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 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Canadian Armed Forces, Alberta Correctional Services, Autism Research Centre, Medically At-Risk Driver Centre, and Obesity Canada.
Mayank enjoys collaborating with others and thrives in diverse and enthusiastic teams. Outside of the lab, he enjoys teaching Social Studies, Mathematics, and Biology to high school students, travelling, swimming, cooking, and playing the sitar.
In 2021, Mayank represented the BLINC Lab in the 3 Minute Thesis competition, you can see his presentation below:
Obesity Canada-Obésité Canada. Report Card on Access to Obesity Treatment for Adults in Canada 2019. Edmonton, AB: Obesity Canada Inc.; 2019, April. https://obesitycanada.ca/resources/report-card/
Hebert, J. S., Rehani, M., & Stiegelmar, R. (2017). Osseointegration for Lower-Limb Amputation: A Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes. JBJS Reviews. 5(10): e10.
Canadian Obesity Network-Réseau canadien en obésité. Report Card on Access to Obesity Treatment for Adults in Canada 2017. Edmonton, AB: Canadian Obesity Network Inc.; 2017, April. https://obesitycanada.ca/reportcard.
Dobbs, B., Pidborochynski, T., & Rehani, M. (2016). Transportation toolkit for the implementation of alternate transportation for seniors in Alberta (ISBN: 978-0-9781959-3-9). Edmonton, AB: The DR Group. https://cloudfront.ualberta.ca/-/media/mard/transportation-toolkit/transportationtoolkit_2016.pdf.
Hebert, J. S., Parent, E., Rehani, M., Hébert, L. J., Stiegelmar, R., & Besemann, M. (2015). Use of the CAREN system as a treatment adjunct for Canadian Armed Forces members with chronic non-specific low back pain: A pilot study. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health. 1(1): 47-58. https://jmvfh.utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/jmvfh.2014-05.
Caplan, J. B., Rehani, M., & Andrews, J. C. (2014). Associations compete directly in memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 67(5), 955-978. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2013.838591.
Rehani, M., & Caplan, J. B. (2011). Interference and the representation of order within associations. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64(7), 1409-1429. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2010.549945.
Caplan, J. B., & Rehani, M. (2010). Order within associations as a test of association-memory models. BMC Neuroscience, 11 (Suppl 1), 78. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2202-11-S1-P78.