Kedar K. V. Mate
Kedar K. V. Mate is trained as a physical therapist and is currently MD, CM student at McGill University, Canada. He is a health outcomes researcher and has a Ph.D. from McGill University. He is also a co-founder and Vice-President of Physiobiometrics Inc., a company dedicated to developing technologies for gait and posture in vulnerable populations.
He is interested in measuring function and disability, specifically developing and testing measures of quality of life and patient experiences with health services and health care delivery. His Ph.D. thesis contributed evidence towards how the different sources of information about walking (self-report questionnaires, performance tests, and technologically assessed) provide convergent or divergent information on physical function. This research was conducted on gait vulnerability, such as older adults and people with Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. His postdoctoral work was the development of preference-based quality-of-life measures for people living with HIV and those with soft-tissue sarcoma. To this credit, he has several publications and book chapters, regularly present his works at scientific events, and actively participates in various committees and organizations.