Vivian K. Mushahwar (M’97) received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, in 1991, and a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, in 1996. She received postdoctoral training at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, and the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
She is currently an Associate Professor in the Centre for Neuroscience, University of Alberta and the Leader of the Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions Interdisciplinary Team in Smart Neural Prostheses. Her research interests include identification of spinal cord systems involved in locomotion, development of spinal-cord-based neuroprostheses, incorporation of motor control concepts in functional electrical stimulation applications, and development of systems for alleviating secondary side effects of immobility such as pressure ulcers.
Dr. Mushahwar is a member of the IEEE-EMBS, IFESS, New York Academy of Sciences, American Physiological Society, ISMRM and Society for Neuroscience. She is also an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Senior Scholar.