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Name: Meira Golberg


Position: Biostatistician


Meira joined the SPIN and DEPRESSD teams as a full-time Biostatistician in

January 2024. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Biology at McGill

University in 2021 prior to beginning her Master of Mathematics in Biostatistics at the

University of Waterloo. During her master’s, Meira gained experience handling cognitive

assessment data as a Research Assistant jointly with the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

(CLSA) and the University of Waterloo’s departments of Health Sciences and Mathematics. In

this time, she worked as a Data Analyst for McMaster University’s Offord Centre for Child

Studies, where she gained experience in survey methodology, longitudinal data analysis and

associated problems of missing data.

Meira has worked on a wide range of projects focused on measuring predictors of cognition,

physical and mental well-being, mental health and unmet healthcare needs. She has also been

involved in assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on these factors, and its impact on

the quality of data collected pertaining to them. She will be supporting the SPIN and

DEPRESSD teams in their methodologic aims and associated data analyses.


- Graduate Research Studentship Award ($11,000) – University of Waterloo, Faculty of Health Sciences; Faculty of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences. 2023.

- Forbes Scholarship ($2000) – University of Waterloo, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences. 2022-2023.

- Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering Award ($6500) – NSERC; McGill University Department of Engineering. 2020.

- Tomilson Engagement Award for Mentoring ($3000) – McGill University. 2019-2021.

- Ruben Gruber Scholarship ($2000) – McGill University, Faculty of Science. 2019-2020.

- James McGill Award ($3000) – McGill University. 2018-2019.

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