Portrait of Azadeh Kushki

Azadeh Kushki

Assistant Professor

BASc (Toronto), MASc (Toronto), PhD (Toronto)

Research Stream: Clinical Engineering

Laboratory Website:

Email: akushki@hollandbloorview.ca | Tel: 416-425-6220, extension 3563 | Office: Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, 150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, Ontario M4G 1R8

Main Appointments

  • Mary & James W. Davie Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Pattern analysis and machine learning algorithms for understanding the neurobiology of autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Analytics techniques for integration of heterogeneous behavioural and biological data
  • Development of wearable technologies for treatment delivery in naturalistic settings

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Exit Strategy

Alumni Sarah Sarabadani, a previous student from Dr. Azadeh Kushi's biomedical engineering lab, is employed with Klick Health. With Dr. Kushki, they studied how children with autism could use alternative physiological metrics to convey what they are feeling. By studying the signals conveyed through the body's rates and signals, they were able to determine patterns within the different states.