Researchers - Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

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Researchers - Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

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Allan Adkin

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Tony Bogaert

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Maureen Connolly

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Bareket Falk

Bareket Falk is an exercise physiologist, whose research is on childrens responses to exercise and the physiological effects that physical training may have on children. Her research also examines the effects of age and maturity as well as physical training on neuro-muscular function and on bone strength. The changes and adaptations which occur in both these system, i.e., neuro-muscular and skeletal systems, have important potential implications for health in old age.  Other research concerns include thermoregulation in children and the effect of exercise and training in children with various health conditions such as hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, asthma and obesity.

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Brent E. Faught

Dr. Faught is an epidemiologist whose research focus is in physical activity epidemiology.  Specifically, he examines the relation between habitual physical activity patterns and their relational risk to diseases such as obesity, depression and coronary heart disease. His current research is on the incidence and co-morbidity of children who suffer from developmental coordination disorder. Dr. Faught is also the principal investigator of two longitudinal studies examining the potential risk of injury in children playing hockey as a result of body checking. He is co-author of the book Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory Techniques.

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Kimberley Gammage

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Panagiota (Nota) Klentrou

Dr. Panagiota (Nota) Klentrou is an exercise physiologist and her research focuses on the effects of exercise and training on health and performance, primarily in youth.  Research has covered a range of topics in health pediatric physiology, including exercise interventions, osteoporosis prevention and management, temperature regulation, and exercise immunology.  Dr. Klentrou has been a consultant for national health boards, and is a scientific advisor on developmental issues in the International Federation of Gymnastics.

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Kelli-an Lawrance

Dr. Lawrance’s research addresses cigarette smoking among teens and young adults, with particular attention to personal, social and environmental factors that can influence intentions and behaviours to quit smoking. She is co-Director and principal investigator of a comprehensive, multi-campus tobacco control initiative that combines programming, service delivery and policy advocacy with applied research. The initiative now operates at every university and most colleges in Ontario (visit www.LeaveThePackBehind.org). Of note, she collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams of educators, health professionals and researchers in all of her work.

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Lynn Rempel

Dr. Rempel's research interests involve understanding health behaviour decision-making, the impact of social influence, such as that of partners, family members, and social groups, on health behaviour, and the development and evaluation of health promotion interventions. She is currently focusing on understanding and changing breastfeeding intentions and behavior and the role and influence of fathers in the breastfeeding family. She is also interested in the development of theory-based health promotion interventions and have conducted research using the Reasons Model and the Theory of Planned Behavior.

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Craig Tokuno

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Terrance Wade

Dr. Wade is a sociologist focusing on the sociology of health. His major research employs a longitudinal, multi-disciplinary perspective investigating the social and structural determinants of health and development, focusing on life-course trajectories that lead to a variety of childhood, adolescent, and adult outcomes. Thus, he examines a broad array of mental and physical health problems and examines the processes through which socio-economic disadvantage influences these outcomes, with the goal of identifying aspects that may lend themselves to intervention to alter these adverse life-course trajectories. Dr. Wade is the Canada Research Chair in Youth and Wellness.