Dr. Maryse Fortin received her BSc (2008; Specialization Athletic Therapy) from Concordia University and PhD (2013; Rehabilitation Science) from the University of Alberta. She then completed postdoctoral fellowships (2013-2016) at McGill University (Orthopedic Surgery) and the PERFORM Centre (Concordia University, Electrical Engineering). Dr. Fortin is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at Concordia University. Her primary area of research and clinical expertise is in musculoskeletal spine imaging and rehabilitation. Dr. Fortin’s research program focuses on understanding the role of the paraspinal musculature in the development and recurrence of low back pain and neck pain, using structural and advanced MRI and ultrasound imaging applications to quantify temporal muscle degenerative changes and altered muscle function as possible factors associated with persistent pain and related disability. She is also interested to clarify the effect of different types of exercise therapy used for the treatment of chronic low back pain on overall paraspinal muscle health (e.g. size, asymmetry, fatty infiltration, muscle function).