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Krisztina L. Malisza PhD

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Current Position

Research Officer, Institute for Biodiagnostics, National Research Council of CanadaAdjunct professor, Department of Psychology, University of ManitobaResearch affiliate, Department of Physiology, University of Manitoba


1992 PhD, McMaster University
1988 BSc, McMaster University

Research Focus:

Dr. Krisztina Malisza is a research officer in the Magnetic Resonance Research and Development (MRRD) group at the National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Biodiagnostics. She is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology and is affiliated with the Department of Physiology at the University of Manitoba. She heads a pediatric MRI research program focusing on the development and use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to aid in the diagnosis of pediatric disorders and diseases, with particular emphasis on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Dr. Malisza is also active in bioethics research leading to the formation of a CIHR-funded New Emerging Team (NET) in Neuroethics consisting of researchers, pediatricians, lawyers and ethicists. She is interested in Neuroethics focused on pediatric issues, minimum risk standards in MRI and perceptions and assessment of risk level in neuroimaging by research ethics boards and institutional research boards.