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Natasha Trehan

Founder and Host

Take a Pain Check (Canada)

Natasha Trehan is a first-year student at the University of Ottawa for Biomedical Science in the French Immersion Stream. She is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. Natasha is working across Ontario in various research projects and initiatives specifically, the iCanCope app at the Hospital for SickKids and the JIA Option Map at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She is also in the COVID-END team with the McMaster University Health Forum and a Co-investigator for Youth engagement at CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research. Not only that, she is a member of the Task Force for the International Association for the Study of Pain. Natasha is 1 of the 6 fully-funded students to become a trained patient researcher through the PaCER Training Program through the University of Calgary Continuing Education. In the summer, she was a Summer Research Student at the University Health Network in the eHealth Innovation Department. During the weeks of her internship at eHealth Innovation, Natasha was part of a complex product and research team in Canada and the Netherlands that focused on Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). In addition, Natasha is the Host and Co-Founder of the weekly podcast Take a Pain Check. It is a platform that raises awareness about support groups and resources available for children and young adults living with arthritis and other chronic illnesses. The mission is to empower youth to advocate for themselves.


“Our Arthritis May Be Chronic But We Are Definitely Iconic” – Two Teens Created a National Podcast for Youth with Rheumatic Diseases

Presented by Natasha Trehan at 9:00 AM on Thursday, November 4th.

Take a Pain Check (TAPC) is currently changing the lives of youth impacted with rheumatic diseases by modeling a wide variety of perspectives and experiences. This is especially important for youth who, like us, may feel too shy or lack the resources to advocate for themselves or meet others. Through TAPC, we have been able…