Svetlana Shklarov MD, Ph.D, RSW

Svetlana Shklarov MD, Ph.D, RSW

Svetlana Shklarov MD, Ph.D, RSW is a Calgary-based researcher and university instructor who writes and teaches about trauma, resilience, disability and mental health. Svetlana is a daughter of Holocaust survivors, and was born and raised in the Soviet Union. She was trained as a physician in Moscow, and practiced pediatric medicine in Russia and Israel. After relocating to Calgary, Svetlana coordinated a ten-year series of Canada-Russia program development projects focused on community rehabilitation in mental health and trauma response, in collaboration with the University of Calgary and Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry. She also focused on community social work, including reaching out to Holocaust survivors with Jewish Family Service Calgary. Svetlana has earned a Ph.D from the University of Calgary for her research on life histories and resilience in Soviet Jewish child survivors of the Holocaust. She now teaches at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies.