Dr. Edgell is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University where her research involves the cardiovascular health of women. Her research is currently focused on 1) cardiovascular and autonomic function in young healthy men and women including testing throughout the menstrual cycle and/or investigating the impact of oral contraceptives (there are very few physiologists that focus on the biological responses of women to stressors), 2) investigations into the role of the menstrual cycle in the delay of accurate diagnoses for patients with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and the potential role of a neck compression collar for the alleviation of symptoms in POTS (this research led to becoming a member of ICanCME since POTS is the primary vascular instability of ME/CFS), 3) inspiratory muscle training in ME/CFS and long COVID, and 4)  via collaborations with the Toronto Rumsey Centre (University Health Network) and Sunnybrook hospital, she will study men and women with cardiovascular disease or Type 2 Diabetes while investigating the efficiency of standard cardiac rehabilitation programs. To do this work Dr. Edgell has received funding from NSERC, Standing up to POTS, Solve ME/CFS, and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation/Ontario Research Fund.



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