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Name: Mara Cañedo-Ayala

Email Address: mara.canedo.ayala@gmail.com

Position: Research Assistant 

Biography:

Mara Cañedo Ayala completed her Bachelors in Science in Honours Psychology at McGill University. She has worked under the supervision of Dr. Brett Thombs since 2016 completing two undergraduate honours theses. She has completed work on the Informal Caregiver Experience Study assessing the experience of informal caregivers of people diagnosed with scleroderma, in order to provide them with better support. She has also worked on study assessing the accuracy of randomization methodology reporting in journals published by the American Psychological Association.

Awards:

Certificate of Academic Excellence. Canadian Psychological Association. Award provided to the best honours thesis in McGill University's Department of Psychology, August 2018

- Science Undergraduate Society Ambassador Fund. McGill University Science Undergraduate Society. $1,286.09 CAD worth of funding for the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention, August 3-7, 2017

- André Lussier Travelling Fellowship. $100 CAD worth of funding for the Laurentian Conference of Rheumatology, May 10-12, 2018

Publications:

Cañedo-Ayala M, Rice DB, Levis B, Carrier M-E, Cumin J, Malcarne V, Hagedoorn M, Thombs BD, The Caregiver Advisory Committee. Factors Associated with Symptoms of Depression among Informal Caregivers of People Living with Systemic Sclerosis. Disability and Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1500647

 

Rice DB, Cañedo-Ayala M, Turner KA, Gumuchian ST, Malcarne VL, Hagedoorn M, Thombs BD, Scleroderma Caregiver Advisory Committee. Use of the nominal group technique to identify stakeholder priorities and inform survey development: an example with informal caregivers of people with scleroderma. BMJ Open. 2018;8:e019726.

Presentations:

Rice DB, Cañedo-Ayala M, Carboni-Jiménez A, Carrier M-E, Cumin J, Malcarne VL, Hagedoorn M, Thombs BD & The Scleroderma Caregiver Advisory Committee. Challenges and Support Service Preferences of Informal Caregivers of People with Systemic Sclerosis: A Cross-sectional Survey. Presented at the 18th Bi-annual National Scleroderma Conference, Calgary, Alberta, September 21-22, 2018.

 

Cañedo-Ayala M, Rice DB, Levis B, Carrier M-E, Cumin J, Malcarne V, Hagedoorn M, Thombs BD & The Caregiver Advisory Committee. Caregiver, Care Recipient, and Caregiving Factors Associated with Symptoms of Depression among Informal Caregivers of People Living with Systemic Sclerosis. Presented at the 18th National Scleroderma Conference, Calgary, Canada, September 21-22, 2018

 

Cañedo-Ayala M, Rice DB, Levis B, Carrier M-E, Cumin J, Malcarne V, Hagedoorn M, Thombs BD & The Caregiver Advisory Committee. Differences in Sample Sizes in Two-Arm Randomized Controlled Trials with Unrestricted Randomization Published in American Psychological Association Journals. Presented at the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, Canada, June 26-30, 2018.

 

Cañedo-Ayala M, Rice DB, Levis B, Carrier M-E, Cumin J, Malcarne V, Hagedoorn M, Thombs BD & The Caregiver Advisory Committee. Caregiver, Care Recipient, and Caregiving Factors Associated with Symptoms of Depression among Informal Caregivers of People Living with Systemic Sclerosis. Presented at the 2018 Laurentian Conference of Rheumatology, Estérel, Canada, May 10-12, 2018.

 

Cañedo-Ayala M, Rice DB, Levis AW, Chiovitti M & Thombs BD. Differences in Sample Sizes in Two-Arm Randomized Controlled Trials with Unrestricted Randomization Published in American Psychological Association Journals. Presented at the 9th Annual Lady Davis Institute Scientific Retreat, Montreal, Canada, May 4, 2018.

 

Cañedo-Ayala M, Rice DB, Levis B, Carrier M-E, Cumin J, Malcarne V, Hagedoorn M, Thombs BD & The Caregiver Advisory Committee. Caregiver, Care Recipient, and Caregiving Factors Associated with Symptoms of Depression among Informal Caregivers of People Living with Systemic Sclerosis. Presented at the 5th Systemic Sclerosis World Congress, Bordeaux, France, February 15-18, 2018.

 

Cañedo-Ayala M, Rice D, Gumuchian S, Thombs BD. Informal Caregivers for Scleroderma Focus Groups. Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, District of Columbia, August 3-6, 2017.

 

Cañedo-Ayala M, Rice D, Gumuchian S, Thombs BD. Informal Caregivers for Scleroderma Focus Groups. Presented at the Canadian Psychological Association National Convention, Toronto, Canada, June 8-10, 2017.

 

Cañedo-Ayala M, Rice D, Levis B, Carrier M-E, Cumin J, Hagedoorn M, Thombs BD & Caregiver Advisory Committee. Exploring Symptoms of Depression in Informal Caregivers of Persons with Scleroderma. Presented at the 10th Lady Davis Institute Scientific Retreat, Montreal, Canada, May 12, 2017.