Learn about emerging research on pain, sensory issues, and autism.

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A video shared by The National Autistic Society, demonstrating sensory experiences, is referenced in the talk; the video is available to view online HERE

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Dr. Tami Bar-Shalita’s research focuses on understanding sensory processing including pain as a predisposing factor or a contributing factor in various health conditions. She received her undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy and her Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After Postdoctoral training at the University of Southern California, she joined Tel Aviv University, where she is now a senior lecturer in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, heading the graduate program as well as the Sensory Integration Lab.

Dr. Yelena Granovsky is a research neurophysiologist. Her research interests addressing a wide range of mechanisms underlying pain and modalities of pain treatment.  She utilizes advanced neurophysiological and behavioral tools for identification of pain biomarkers. Dr. Granovsky received her M.Sc-PhD degree in Medical Sciences from the Technion. After Postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan, she joined the research team in the Lab of Clinical Neurophysiology in Rambam Health Care Campus and Technion Medical Faculty, where she is now a senior lecturer.

Merry Kalingel Levi
is an occupational therapist, MSc and Ph.D. candidate in the Occupational Therapy department at the University of Haifa. Her Ph.D. is focused on studying the pain experience of autistic people using qualitative and quantitative approaches.

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