Faculty Research Interests and Profiles

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Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Ali Abdul Sater

ABDUL SATER_Ali
PhD, University of California, Merced, CA-USA
aasater@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x77226
114 Chemistry Building | Profile

Research Interest
Our lab is interested in identifying novel regulators of inflammation and understanding the molecular mechanisms through which these regulators control innate immunity and the inflammatory response. We are currently pursruing several avenues of research, and they include:

1) Investigating the molecular mechanisms through which different exercise regimens regulate the immune response.
2) Understanding the disparate roles of TRAF1 in controlling chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
3) Assessing the role of individual Type I interferons in bacterial and viral responses.

Publications
Abdul-Sater AA, Edilova MI, Clouthier DL, Mbanwi A, Kremmer E, Watts TH. The signaling adaptor TRAF1 negatively regulates Toll-like receptor signaling and this underlies its role in rheumatic disease. Nature Immunology 2017 ;18(1): 26-35. doi: 10.1038/ni.3618.
Chang YH, Wang KC, Chu KL, Clouthier DL, Tran AT, Torres Perez MS, Zhou AC, Abdul-Sater AA, Watts TH. Dichotomous Expression of TNF Superfamily Ligands on Antigen-Presenting Cells Controls Post-priming Anti-viral CD4+ T Cell Immunity. Immunity, 2017; 47(5):943-958 
Abdul-Sater AA, Majoros A, Plumlee CR, Perry S, Gu AD, Lee C, Shresta S, Decker T, Schindler C. Different STAT transcription complexes drive early and delayed responses to type I Interferons.  The Journal of Immunology, 2015 Jul 1;195(1):210-6
Abdul-Sater AA, Tattoli I, Jin L, Grajkowski A, Levi A, Koller BH, Allen IC, Beaucage SL, Fitzgerald KA, Ting JP, Cambier JC, Girardin SE, Schindler C. Cyclic-di-GMP and cyclic-di-AMP activate the NLRP3 inflammasome. EMBO Reports 2013 Oct;14(10):900-6
Abdul-Sater, A. A., Grajkowski, A., Erdjument-Bromage, H., Plumlee, C., Levi, A., Schreiber, M. T., Lee, C., Shuman, H., Beaucage, S. L. & Schindler, C. The overlapping host responses to bacterial cyclic dinucleotides. Microbes and Infection 2012 Feb;14(2):188-97.
Abdul-Sater, A. A., Said-Sadier, N., Lam, V. M., Singh, B., Pettengill, M. A., Soares, F., Tattoli, I., Lipinski, S., Girardin, S. E., Rosenstiel, P. & Ojcius, D. M. Enhancement of reactive oxygen species production and chlamydial infection by the mitochondrial Nod-like family member NLRX1. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2010 Dec 31;285(53):41637-45.
Abdul-Sater, A. A., Said-Sadier, N., Padilla, E. V. & Ojcius, D. Chlamydial infection of monocytes stimulates IL-1beta secretion through activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome. Microbes and Infection, 2010 Aug;12(8-9):652-61.
Abdul-Sater, A. A., Koo, E., Hacker, G. & Ojcius, D. M. Inflammasome-dependent caspase-1 activation in cervical epithelial cells stimulates growth of the intracellular pathogen Chlamydia trachomatisJournal of Biological Chemistry, 2009 Sep 25;284(39):26789-96.
Sater, A. A., Ojcius, D. M. & Meyer, M. P. Susceptibility of Chlamydia trachomatis to the excipient hydroxyethyl cellulose: pH and concentration dependence of antimicrobial activity. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2008 Jul;52(7):2660-2.
Ali Abdul Sater*, Matthew A Pettengill*, Robson Coutinho-Silva, David M Ojcius. Danger Signals, Inflammasomes, and the Intricate Intracellular Lives of Chlamydiae. Biomedical JournalJuly 2016 (In Press) *co-first authors
Ali A Abdul-Sater and Dana J Philpott. Inflammasomes. Encyclopedia of Immunobiology 2016 (In Press)
Abdul-Sater, A. A. & Schindler, C. Interferon regulation of the innate response to bacteria. Jak-Stat Signaling : From Basics to Disease. DOI 10.1007/978-3-7091-0891-8_22, # Springer-Verlag/Wien 2012 (Book Chapter)
Abdul-Sater, A. A., Said-Sadier, N., Ojcius, D. M., Yilmaz, O. & Kelly, K. A. Inflammasomes bridge signaling between pathogen identification and the immune response. Drugs of Today (Barc), 2009 Nov;45 Suppl B:105-12. Review.

Olasunkanmi Adegoke

OlasunkanmiAdegoke(nutrition, insulin signaling, intracellular proteolysis)
PhD, University of Alberta
oadegoke@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x20887
362 Bethune College | Profile

Research Interest
Molecular mechanisms regulating skeletal muscle protein metabolism and growth, and how these are modulated in different nutritional and diseased states. I study insulin and nutrient signaling leading to translation initiation, and the ubiquitin proteolytic system. Studies are carried out in rodents, as well as in humans with obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.

Publications
Marliss EB, Chevalier S, Gougeon R, Morais JA, Lamarche M, Adegoke OAJ and Wu G. Elevations of plasma methylarginines in obesity and aging are related to insulin sensitivity and rates of protein turnover. Diabetologia 2006, 49(2): 351-359.
Combaret L, Adegoke OAJ, Bedard N, Baracos VE and Wing SS. USP19 is a ubiquitin specific protease regulated in rat skeletal muscle during catabolic states. Am J Physiol 2005, 288(4): E693-700.
Adegoke OAJ, McBurney MI, Samuels SE and Baracos VE. Modulation of intestinal protein synthesis and protease mRNA by luminal and systemic nutrients. Am J Physiol 2003, 284: G1017-1026.

Oliver Birot

Oliver_Birot(physiological & pathological conditions, angiogenesis)
PhD, Université de Lyon
birot@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x44043 | Lab – 127 Farquharson Building | web.me.com/olivier.birot | Profile

Research Interest
Molecular mechanisms leading either to the regression or the growth (angiogenesis) of blood vessels in skeletal and cardiac muscle in response to physiological (physical exercise,inactivity, altitude) or pathological (heart failure, diabetes) conditions.

Publications
Roudier E, Forn P, Perry ME, Birot O. Murine Double Minute-2 is required for capillary maintenance and exercise-induced angiogenesis in skeletal muscle. FASEB Journal 26: 4530-4539, 2012.
Gouzi F, Prefaut C, Abdellaoui A, Roudier E, de Rigal P, Molinari N, Laoudj-Chenivesse D, Mercier J, Birot O, Hayot M. Blunted muscle angiogenic training-response in COPD patients versus sedentary controls. European Respiratory Journal, In press 2012.
Birot O. Genetic background, endurance performance and muscle capillarization: lessons from the "mini mice". Experimental Physiology 96(11): 1116-1117, 2011.
Roudier E, Gineste C, Wazna A, Dehghan K, Desplanches D, Birot O. Angio-adaptation in unloaded skeletal muscle: New insights into an early and muscle-specific dynamic process. Journal of Physiology (London) 588: 4579-4591, 2010.
E. Roudier, N. Chapados, S. Decary, C. Gineste, C. Le Bel, J.-M. Lavoie, R. Bergeron, O. Birot. Angiomotin p80/p130 ratio: New indicator of exercise-induced angiogenic activity in skeletal muscles from obese and non-obese rats. Journal of Physiology (London) 587: 4105-4119, 2009.

Rolando Ceddia

CEDDIA_Rolando(adipokines; energy metabolism; insulin resistance)
PhD, University of Sao Paulo
roceddia@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x77204 | 225A Lumbers Building, x20426 | Profile

Research Interest
The physiological and molecular mechanisms that regulate glucose and fatty acid uptake and metabolism in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. The major focus is on dysfunctional metabolic alterations associated with obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.

Publications
Gaidhu MP, Fediuc S, Ceddia RB. Aicar-induced AMPK phosphorylation inhibits basal and insulin-stimulated glucose uptake, lipid synthesis, and fatty acid oxidation in isolated rat adipocytes. J Biol Chem. 2006 Jul 1 (In Press).
Fediuc S, Gaidhu MP, Ceddia RB. Regulation of AMP-activated protein kinase and acetyl-CoA carboxylase phosphorylation by palmitate in skeletal muscle cells. J Lipid Res. 2006 Feb; 47 (2): 412–20.
Ceddia RB. Direct metabolic regulation in skeletal muscle and fat tissue by leptin: implications for glucose and fatty acids homeostasis. Int J Obes (Lond). 2005 Oct; 29 (10): 1175–83.

Arthur Cheng

Arthur-Cheng(skeletal muscle fatigue)
PhD, University of Western Ontario
ajcheng@yorku.ca | Profile

Research Interest
A major interest of my research is studying the cellular mechanisms of skeletal muscle fatigue given that fatigue is a dominant factor limiting sport performance performed at the physical limit. Increased fatigue is also a common symptom in aging and chronic disease, and hence a greater understanding of fatigue mechanisms also has broader health implications.

Given that fatigue is often the stimulus required to initiate skeletal muscle adaptations, investigating fatigue-related mechanisms likely has relevance to gaining a greater understanding of factors affecting acute post-exercise recovery, and chronic training adaptations to exercise. Potentially, the very same mechanisms responsible for fatigue may act as the key triggers to stimulate skeletal muscle adaptations to exercise. Nonetheless, the exact fatigue mechanisms by which different types of exercise may trigger training adaptations in skeletal muscle are not known.

A major emphasis of my research has been to translate knowledge gained at the cellular level to understand and improve human exercise performance. Indeed, a greater understanding of the underlying mechanisms causing fatigue can serve as a foundation to develop more effective exercise training regimes, ergogenic aids and rehabilitation methods to ameliorate muscle fatigue in healthy and diseased populations.

Publications
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arthur_Cheng2/research

Michael Connor

CONNOR_Michael(muscle development; cancer)
PhD, York University
mconnor@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x77206 | 224 Lumbers Building, x20589 | Profile

Research Interest
The role of the cell cycle in breast cancer and muscle development; 1) the molecular link between obesity and cancer; 2) investigating how dividing muscle cells becomes fully differentiated skeletal muscle

Publications
Walker, O and M.K. Connor. Molecular links between obesity and breast cancer. F.A.S.E.B. J. 21: A927, 2007.
Connor, M.K., P.B. Azmi, V. Subramanium, H. Li and A. Seth. Molecular Characterization of Ring-finger Protein 11. Mol. Cancer Res. 3: 453–461, 2005.
Connor, M.K., R. Kotchetkov, S. Cariou, A. Resch, R. Lupetti, R.G. Beniston, L. Hengst, F. Melchior and J.M. Slingerland. CRM1/Ran–mediated nuclear export of p27Kip1 involves a nuclear export signal and links p27 export and proteolysis. Mol. Biol. Cell 14: 201–213, 2003.

Heather Edgell

EDGELL_Heather(effects of sex and female sex hormones on healthy cardiovascular responses to physiological stressors)
PhD,
edgell@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x22927 | 341 Bethune College | Profile

Research Interest
My current research interested are investigating the effects of sex and female sex hormones on the cardiovascular responses to physiological stressors in health and disease. I am currently investigating healthy populations, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome patients, and cardiac patients in cardiac rehabilitation programs.

Publications

Joshi H and Edgell H (2019) Sex differences in the ventilatory and cardiovascular response to spuine and tilted metaboreflex activation. Physiol Rep 7(6): e14041

Fouladi B, Joshi H, and Edgell H (2019) Cardiovascular and autonomic responses to passive arm or leg movement in men and women. Eur J Appl Physiol 119(2): 551-559

Hazlett C and Edgell H (2018) Chemoreflex function and brain blood flow during upright posture in men and women. Physiological reports Jan;6(1). doi: 10.14814/phy2.13571.

Abidi S, Nili M, Serna S, Kim S, Hazlett C, and Edgell H (2017) Influence of sex, menstrual cycle and oral contraceptives on cerebrovascular resistance and cardiorespiratory function during Valsalva or standing. J Appl Physiol 123(2): 375-386.

Tara Haas

HAAS_tara(cardiovascular physiology)
PhD, University of Virginia
thaas@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x77313 | 341 Farquharson Building, x77320 | Profile

Research Interest
Blood vessel growth (angiogenesis) in skeletal muscle; biochemical, cellular and molecular biological approaches are used to study the stimuli and signalling pathways that cause endothelial cells to initiate angiogenesis as a result of exercise or disease.

Publications
Muscle-derived vascular endothelial growth factor regulates microvascular remodelling in response to increased shear stress in mice. Uchida C, Nwadozi E, Hasanee A, Olenich S, Olfert IM, Haas TL. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2015 Feb 7. doi: 10.1111/apha.12463. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25659833
Forkhead BoxO transcription factors restrain exercise-induced angiogenesis.Slopack D, Roudier E, Liu ST, Nwadozi E, Birot O, Haas TL. J Physiol. 2014 Sep 15;592(Pt 18):4069-82. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2014.275867. Epub 2014 Jul 25. PMID: 25063823
Angiotensin II evokes angiogenic signals within skeletal muscle through co-ordinated effects on skeletal myocytes and endothelial cells. Gorman JL, Liu ST, Slopack D, Shariati K, Hasanee A, Olenich S, Olfert IM, Haas TL. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 9;9(1):e85537. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085537. eCollection 2014. PMID: 24416421
Exercise training and peripheral arterial disease. Haas TL, Lloyd PG, Yang HT, Terjung RL. Compr Physiol. 2012 Oct;2(4):2933-3017. doi: 10.1002/cphy.c110065. Review. PMID: 23720270
Endothelial FoxO1 is an intrinsic regulator of thrombospondin 1 expression that restrains angiogenesis in ischemic muscle. Roudier E, Milkiewicz M, Birot O, Slopack D, Montelius A, Gustafsson T, Paik JH, DePinho RA, Casale GP, Pipinos II, Haas TL. Angiogenesis. 2013 Oct;16(4):759-72. doi: 10.1007/s10456-013-9353-x. Epub 2013 May 16. PMID: 23677673

Mazen Hamadeh

MazenHamadeh(human nutrition / exercise / metabolism; G93A mice)
PhD, McGill University
hamadeh@yorku.ca  | 416-736-2100 x33552 | Lab - 220A Lumbers Building, x21056 | www.yorku.ca/hamadeh | Profile

Research Interest
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS; Lou Gehrig’s disease): Effects of caloric restriction, antioxidant supplementation and exercise on functional, disease and molecular outcomes in ALS, with emphasis on sex differences.
Vitamin D supplementation and deficiency on functional outcomes and molecular outcomes in the muscle and CNS in ALS
Vitamin D and calcium intake and their relationship to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
Functional foods and their effects on health and disease.

Publications
Moghimi E, Solomon JA, Gianforcaro A, Hamadeh MJ. Dietary vitamin D3 restriction exacerbates disease pathophysiology in the spinal cord of the G93A mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. PLoS One 20151;5: e0126355. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126355
Gianforcaro A, Hamadeh MJ. Vitamin D as a potential therapy in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. CNS Neurosci Ther 2014;20(2):101-11. doi: 10.1111/cns.12204
Gianforcaro A, Solomon JA, Hamadeh MJ. Vitamin D3 at 50x AI attenuates the decline in paw grip endurance, but not disease outcomes, in the G93A mouse model of ALS, and is toxic in females. PLoS ONE 2013;8:e30243. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030243
Gianforcaro A, Hamadeh MJ. Vitamin D3 supplementation at 10x the adequate intake attenuates functional decline in the G93A transgenic mouse model of ALS, a pilot study. CNS Neurosci Ther 2012;18(7):547-57. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-5949.2012.00316.x
Solomon JA, Gianforcaro A, Hamadeh MJ. Vitamin D3 deficiency differentially affects functional and disease outcomes in the G93A mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. PLoS ONE 2011;6:e29354. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029354
Solomon JA, Tarnopolsky MA, Hamadeh MJ. One universal common endpoint in mouse models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. PLoS ONE 2011;6:e20582. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020582

David Hood

David Hood Lab Nov 2013(muscle, mitochondria, cell physiology)
PhD, State University of New York
dhood@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x66640 | 302 Farquharson Building, x77832 | www.yorku.ca/dhood | Profile

Research Interest
Our research, funded by both NSERC and CIHR, involves the study of mitochondrial turnover in skeletal muscle, as evoked by either exercise, or by chronic muscle disuse. Mitochondria are the organelles that produce energy for muscle contraction, so proper maintenance of these organelles is vital for muscle and whole body health. It is now known that mitochondrial turnover can change dramatically during aging, with disuse and with disease, and that exercise is a potent therapeutic intervention that can act as “mitochondrial medicine” to improve organelle function, along with muscle health. Our work continues to be fundamental in helping us to understand the molecular factors which regulate mitochondria with exercise, in health, aging and disease.

Publications
Hood, D.A., J.M. Memme, A.N. Oliveira and M. Triolo. Maintenance of skeletal muscle mitochondria in health, exercise, and aging. Ann. Rev. Physiol. 81:19-41, 2019.

Beyfuss, K., A. T Erlich, M. Triolo and D. A. Hood. The Role of p53 in Determining Mitochondrial Adaptations to Endurance Training in Skeletal Muscle.  Sci. Reports. 8:14710, 2018.

Oliveira, A.N., and D.A. Hood. Effect of Tim23 Knockdown in vivo on Mitochondrial Protein Import and Retrograde Signaling to the UPRmt in Muscle. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 315:C516-C526, 2018.

Chen, C.C.W., A. T. Erlich, M. J. Crilly and D. A. Hood. Parkin is required for exercise-induced mitophagy in muscle: impact of aging. Am. J. Physiol. (Endocrin. Metab.) 315:E404-E415, 2018.

Carter, H.N., Y. Kim, A. T. Erlich, D. Zarrin-Khat and D. A. Hood. Autophagy and mitophagy flux in young and aged skeletal muscle following chronic contractile activity. J. Physiol. (Lond.) 596:3567-3584, 2018.

Carter, H.N., M. Pauly, L.D. Tryon and D. A. Hood. Effect of contractile activity on PGC-1α transcription in young and aged skeletal muscle. J. Appl. Physiol. 124:1605-1615, 2018.

Parousis, A., H. N. Carter, C. Tran, A. T. Erlich, Z. S. Mesbah-Moosavi, M. Pauly and D.A. Hood. Contractile activity attenuates autophagy suppression and reverses mitochondrial defects in skeletal muscle cells. Autophagy, 4:1-12, 2018.

Erlich A.T., D.M. Brownlee, K. Beyfuss and D.A. Hood. Exercise induces TFEB expression and activity in skeletal muscle in a PGC-1α-dependent manner. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 314: C62-C72, 2018.

Veronica Jamnik

(training adaptations; occupational fitness)
PhD, University of Toronto
Office – 355 Bethune College, 416-736-2100 x22995
Lab – 126 Bethune College |
ronij@yorku.ca

Research Interest
Mechanisms underlying the heterogeneity in individual training adaptations. Enhancing the screening for physical activity participation. Bona fide occupational fitness screening protocols for physically demanding occupations.

Publications

Publications
Robert J. Gumieniak, Norman Gledhill & Veronica K. Jamnik (2018): Physical employment standard for Canadian wildland fire fighters; developing and validating the test protocol, Ergonomics, DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2018.1462408

Robert J. Gumieniak, Jim Shaw, Norman Gledhill & Veronica K. Jamnik (2018): Physical employment standard for Canadian wildland fire fighters; identifying and characterising critical initial attack response tasks, Ergonomics, DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2018.1464211

Robert J. Gumieniak, Norman Gledhill & Veronica K. Jamnik (2018): Physical employment standard for Canadian wildland firefighters: examining test–retest reliability and the impact of familiarisation and physical fitness training, Ergonomics, DOI:10.1080/00140139.2018.1464213

Thakkar, N, Jamnik, V and Arderm CI. Cross-associations between physical activity and sedentary time on metabolic health: a comparative assessment using self-reported and objectively measured activity. Journal of Public Health .2018 | pp. 1–10 | doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdy060.4961549

Loren Yavelberg, Dessi Zaharieva, Ali Cinar , Michael C. Riddell and Veronica Jamnik (2018).  A Pilot Study Validating Select Research- Grade and Consumer-Based WearablesThroughout a Range of Dynamic Exercise Intensities in Persons With and Without Type 1 Diabetes: A Novel Approach.  Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology https://doi.org/10.1177/1932296817750401

Raiber, L, Christensen, RAG, Jamnik, VK and Kuk, JL. Accelerometer thresholds: Accounting for body mass reduces discrepancies between measures of physical activity for individuals with overweight and obesityApplied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2017, 42(1): 53-58, https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2016-0303

Dessi Zaharieva, Loren Yavelberg, Veronica Jamnik, Ali Cinar, Kamuran Turksoyand Michael C. Riddell, PhD. The Effects of Basal Insulin Suspension at the Start of Exercise on Blood Glucose Levels During Continuous Versus Circuit-Based Exercise in Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes on Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion.  Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics 19(6):370-378 · June 2017 DOI: 10.1089/dia.2017.0010

Rowan, C. P., M. C. Riddell, N. Gledhill, and K. Jamnik. (2017) Aerobic Exercise Training Modalities and Prediabetes Risk Reduction. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 49, No. 3, 2017.

Moghaddaszadeh A; Jamnik V; Belcastro AN (2016) Characteristics of children's physical activity during active play.  J Sports Med Phys Fitness.  October 2016;  (ISSN: 0022-4707)

Chip P. Rowan, Michael C. Riddell, Norman Gledhill, Veronica K. Jamnik (2016) Community-Based Culturally Preferred Physical Activity Intervention Targeting Populations at High Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: Results and Implications. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, Vol. 40, Issue 6, p561–569

Bennett-Guerrero, Elliott MD;  Evelyn L. Lockhart, MD;  Mary L. Campbell,BS;  Michael J. Natoli, MS;  Veronika K. Jamnik, PhD;  Timothy R. Carter, MD;  Nicholas Bandarenko, MD;  Richard E. Moon, MD (2016).  A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of VO2 Max Testing: A Potential Model for Measuring Relative In Vivo Efficacy of Different Red Blood Cell Products.  Transfusion  DOI: 10.1111/trf.13918

Andrea Josse

(nutrition, exercise physiology)
PhD, McMaster University
ajosse@yorku.ca | Profile

Research Interest
My research combines clinical nutrition and exercise physiology in the context of both health and chronic disease, and centres on lifestyle modification strategies and/or training regimens that manipulate diet and exercise to achieve a healthier body composition and/or a beneficial metabolic outcome. I am particularly interested in utilizing diet (i.e. functional whole foods, nutrients, supplements) with different modes of exercise (i.e. aerobic, resistance, plyometric) to facilitate healthy changes in body composition, body weight and bone in different populations across the lifespan. Most recently, I have started to undertake acute human studies to assess the postprandial and post-exercise effect of a nutritional and/or exercise perturbation on bone health and inflammation.

Publications
1. Bridge A, Brown J, Snider H, Ward WE, Roy B, Josse AR. Consumption of Greek Yogurt During 12 Weeks of High-impact, Loading Exercise Increases Bone Formation in Young, Adult Males – A Secondary Analysis from a Randomized Trial. Accepted Oct 9, 2019. In press. APNM MS#2019-0396.
2. Adebero T, McKinlay BJ, Theocharidis A, Root Z, Josse AR, Klentrou P, Falk B. Salivary and Serum Concentrations of Cortisol and Testosterone at Rest and in Response to Intense Exercise in Boys and Men. Accepted Sept 15, 2019. In press. Pediatric Exercise Science MS#PES.2019-0091.
3. Beaudry KM, Ludwa IA, Thomas AM, Ward WE, Falk B, Josse AR. First-year university is associated with greater body weight, body composition and adverse dietary changes in males than females. PLoS One. 2019 Jul 3;14(7):e0218554.
4. Kouvelioti R, Kurgan N, Falk B, Ward WE, Josse AR, Klentrou P. Cytokine and Sclerostin Response to High-Intensity Interval Running versus Cycling. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Jun 25.
5. Thomas AM, Beaudry KM, Gammage KL, Klentrou P, Josse AR. Physical Activity, Sport Participation, and Perceived Barriers to Engagement in First-Year Canadian University Students. J Phys Act Health. 2019 Jun 1;16(6):437-446.
6. Bridge A, Brown J, Snider H, Nasato M, Ward WE, Roy BD, Josse AR. Greek Yogurt and 12 Weeks of Exercise Training on Strength, Muscle Thickness and Body Composition in Lean, Untrained, University-Aged Males. Front Nutr. 2019 Apr 30;6:55.
7. Kouvelioti R, LeBlanc P, Falk B, Ward WE, Josse AR, Klentrou P. Effects of High-Intensity Interval Running Versus Cycling on Sclerostin, and Markers of Bone Turnover and Oxidative Stress in Young Men. Calcif Tissue Int. 2019 Jun;104(6):582-590.
8. Kouvelioti R, Kurgan N, Falk B, Ward WE, Josse AR, Klentrou P. Biomed Response of Sclerostin and Bone Turnover Markers to High Intensity Interval Exercise in Young Women: Does Impact Matter? Res Int. 2018 Nov 1;2018:4864952.
9. Allison DJ, Beaudry KM, Thomas AM, Josse AR, Ditor DS. Changes in nutrient intake and inflammation following an anti-inflammatory diet in spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Oct 2:1-10.
10. Timmons JA, Atherton PJ, Larsson O, Sood S, Blokhin IO, Brogan RJ, Volmar C, Josse AR, Slenzt C, Wahlestedt CR, Phillips SM, Phillips BE, Gallagher IJ, Kraus WE. A coding and non-coding transcriptomic perspective on the genomics of human metabolic disease. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Jul 9. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky570.
11. Kouvelioti R, Josse AR, Klentrou P. The effects of dairy consumption on body composition and bone properties in youth: a systematic review Kouvelioti, R., Josse, A. & Klentrou, P. Effects of dairy consumption on body composition and bone properties in youth: a systematic review Curr Dev Nutr 2017;1:e001214.
12. Dekker J, Nelson K, Kurgan N, Falk B, Josse AR, Klentrou P. Wnt Signaling-related Osteokines and Transforming Growth Factors Before and After a Single Bout of Plyometric Exercise in Child and Adolescent Females. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2017 Nov 1;29(4):504-512.
13. Allison DJ, Gabriel DA, Klentrou P, Josse AR, Ditor DS. The influence of chronic inflammation on peripheral motor nerve conduction following spinal cord injury: A randomized clinical trial. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2017 Fall;23(4):377-385
14. Allison DJ, Josse AR, Gabriel DA, Klentrou P, Ditor DS. Targeting inflammation to influence cognitive function following spinal cord injury: a randomized clinical trial. Spinal Cord. 2017 Jan;55(1):26-32.

Christopher Perry

PERRY_Chris(training adaptations, metabolism)
PhD, University of Guelph
cperry@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x33232 | Profile

Research Interest
Regulation of cellular energy and redox homeostasis primarily in skeletal muscle. Examination of metabolic control (glucose/fatty acid uptake and catabolism) through redox biology in response to specific dietary and exercise interventions integrating mitochondrial, cytosolic and nuclear intercommunication.

Publications
Perry CGR*, Kane DA*, Lanza I, Neufer PD. Methods for assessing mitochondrial function in diabetes. Diabetes, 62:1041-1053, 2013.
Perry CGR, Kane DA, Herbst EA, Mukai K, Wright DC, Heigenhauser GJF, Neufer PD, Spriet LL, Holloway GP. Mitochondrial creatine kinase activity and phosphate shuttling are acutely regulated by exercise in human skeletal muscle. J Physiol. 590: 5475-86, 2012.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22907058.
Perry CGR*, Kane DA*, Lin CT, Kozy R, Cathey B, Lark DS, Kane CL, Brophy P, Gavin T, Anderson EJ, Neufer PD. Inhibiting myosin-ATPase reveals dynamic range of mitochondrial respiratory control in skeletal muscle. Biochem J. 437: 215-222, 2011. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21554250.
Perry CGR, Lally J, Holloway GP, Bonen A, Heigenhauser GJ, Spriet LL. Repeated transient mRNA bursts precede increases in transcriptional and mitochondrial proteins during training in human skeletal muscle. J Physiol. 588: 4795-4810, 2010. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20921196.

Michael Riddell

MichaelRiddell(clinical exercise physiology; metabolism)
Profile

Research Interest
Research interests are focused on the metabolic and hormonal responses to exercise and stress in diabetes.

Publications
Rickels MR, DuBose SN, Toschi E, Beck RW, Verdejo AS, Wolpert H, Cummins MJ, Newswanger B, Riddell MC; T1D Exchange Mini-Dose Glucagon Exercise Study Group. Mini-Dose Glucagon as a Novel Approach to Prevent Exercise-Induced Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2018 May 18. pii: dc180051. doi: 10.2337/dc18-0051. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29776987.

Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Committee, Sigal RJ, Armstrong MJ, Bacon SL, Boulé NG, Dasgupta K, Kenny GP, Riddell MC. Physical Activity and Diabetes. Can J Diabetes. 2018 Apr;42 Suppl 1:S54-S63. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2017.10.008. PubMed PMID: 29650112.

Emilie Roudier

Roudier
(diet and vascular health, physical activity and vascular health, childhood obesity and vascular health, angiogenesis in health and disease)
PhD, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
eroudier@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x44312 | Profile

Research Interest
Cardiovascular diseases are leading causes of the global health burden. The environment we live in, the air that we breath, the food that we eat, and the things we do (active versus sedentary living) have a significant impact on our cardiovascular health. These environmental and modifiable risk factors interact with our non-modifiable genetic background to determine our cardiovascular health. Our blood vessels are key components of our cardiovascular system; and the inner layer of these blood vessels, the endothelium, is constantly exposed to these environmental factors. This can modulate the endothelial phenotype, potentially improving or impairing health.
While we start to better understand how environmental factors influence the health of our arteries, the macrovascular bed; it remains unknown how the interaction between environmental factors and genetic background influence the endothelial phenotype of our smallest blood vessels, the microvascular bed.
Using approaches of molecular and integrative physiology, my research program aims to better understand how the interplay between non-modifiable genetic background and modifiable environmental risk factors can influence the microvascular health.
The lab is currently looking for graduate students to perform a project to study the impact of physical activity on the epigenetic processes in microvascular endothelial cells.

Publications
1. Roudier E*, Nwadozi E*, Rullman E, Tharmalingam S, Liu H-S, Gustafsson T $, Haas TL $. Endothelial FoxO proteins impair insulin sensitivity and restrain muscle angiogenesis in response to high fat diet. *,$ these authors contributed equally. FASEB J. 2016 Sep;30(9):3039-52.
2. Roudier E*+, Aiken J*, Ciccone J, Drouin G, Stromberg A, Vojnovic J, Olfert M, Haas TL, Gustafsson T, Grenier G, Birot O. Phosphorylation of Murine Double Minute-2 on Ser166 is downstream of VEGF-A in exercised skeletal muscle and regulates primary endothelial cells migration and FoxO gene expression. FASEB J. 2016 Mar;30(3):1120-34. IF 5.5. Cited 6. *these authors contributes equally, + corresponding author.
3. Pelletier J, Roudier E, Fromy B, Abraham P, Saumet J-L, Birot O, Sigaudo-Roussel D. VEGF-A induced acute pro-angiogenic and late neurotrophic effects to promote nerve regeneration after injury in rats. Molecular Neurobiology 2015 Feb;51(1):240-51.
4. Slopack D, Roudier E, Liu STK, Birot O, Haas TL. Forkhead BoxO transcription factors restrain exercise-induced angiogenesis. Journal of Physiology 2014 Sep 15;592(Pt 18):4069-82.
5. Roudier E, Aiken J; Slopack Da; Gouzi F; Mercier J; Haas T; Gustaffson T; Hayot M; Birot, O. Novel perspective: Exercise training stimulus triggers the expression of the oncoprotein Human Double Minute-2 in human skeletal muscle. Physiological Reports. 2013 Jul;1(2):e00028.
6. Roudier E, Milkiewicz M, Birot O, Slopack D, Montelius A, Gustafsson T, Paik JH, DePinho RA, Casale GP, Pipinos II, Haas TL. Endothelial FoxO1 is an intrinsic regulator of thrombospondin 1 expression that restrains angiogenesis in ischemic muscle. Angiogenesis. 2013 Oct;16(4):759-72.

Anthony Scimè

SCIME_Anthone(stem cell biology; muscle regeneration; adipose differentiation, stem cell metabolism)
PhD, McMaster University
ascime@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x33559 | 327C Bethune College | Profile

Research Interest
Our focus is to understand the molecular, cellular and physiological aspects for how metabolism is involved in stem cell fate choices particularly in muscle and adipose tissue.

Publications
Porras, DP, Abbaszadeh, M, Bhattacharya D, D’Souza NC, Edjiu NR, Perry CGR and Scimè A. (2017). p107 determines a metabolic checkpoint required for adipocyte lineage fates. Stem Cells. 2017 May;35(5):1378-1391.
Bhattacharya D, Ydfors M, Hughes MC, Norrbom J, Perry CG and Scimè A. (2017). Decreased transcriptional corepressor p107 is associated with exercise-induced mitochondrial biogenesis in human skeletal muscle. Physiol Rep. 2017 Mar;5(5). pii: e13155.
Downey J, Lauzier D, Kloen, P, Klarskov K, Richter M, Hamdy R, Faucheux N, Scimè A, Balg F and Grenier G. (2015). Prospective heterotopic ossification progenitors in adult human skeletal muscle. Bone. Feb;71:164-70.
De Sousa M, Porras DP, Seale P, Perry CGR and Scimè A. (2014). p107 is a crucial regulator for determining the adipocyte lineage fate choices of stem cells. Stem Cells. May;32(5):1323-36.

Angelo Belcastro

BELCASTRO_Angelo(Muscle injury and damage in health and disease)
PhD, University of Alberta
anbelcas@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x21088
333 Bethune College | Profile

Research Interest
My primary focus is on the breakdown (assembly and disassembly) of striated muscle organelles and the role of calcium activated proteases, in particular calpain (CAPN1-2), during the control of these processes in health and disease. In addition to the activation and regulation of CAPN1-2, studies aimed identifying the factors contributing to the targeting of selected muscle proteins marked for breakdown are underway. Finally, the Paediatric Exercise Physiology Laboratory is focused on the study of improvement of children's muscle health and fitness through physical activity.

Neuroscience and Biomechanics

Taylor Cleworth

CLEWORTH_Taylor(Neuromechanics; Sensorimotor control; Aging)
PhD, University of British Columbia
tclewort@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x22467| 362 Bethune College | Profile

Research Interests
Understanding the relationship between neurological and biomechanical processes involved in balance control; Perception of balance-related movement; Understanding visuomotor integration during human movement and mechanisms leading to mobility deficits, including aging, physiological and psychological processes.

Publications
Cleworth TW, Allum JHJ, Luu MJ, Lea J, Westerberg BD, Carpenter MG. (in press). The effect of unilateral vestibular loss on standing balance during postural threat. Otology and Neurotology.

Cleworth TW, Adkin AL, Allum JH, Inglis JT, Chua R & Carpenter MG. (2019). Postural threat modulates perceptions of balance-related movement during support surface rotations. Neuroscience, 404, 413-422.

Cleworth TW, Inglis JT & Carpenter MG. (2018). Postural threat influences the conscious perception of body position during voluntary leaning. Gait & posture, 66, 21-25.

Cleworth TW, Carpenter MG, Honegger F & Allum JH. (2017). Differences in head impulse test results due to analysis techniques. Journal of Vestibular Research, 27(2-3), 163-172.

John Doug Crawford

John_D_Crawford(perceptual-motor coordination)
PhD, University of Western Ontario
jdc@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x88621 | Profile

Research Interest
Eye-hand coordination, eye-head coordination, perception and eye movements

Publications
CRAWFORD JD, HENRIQUES DYP & MEDENDORP WP (2011) Three-Dimensional Transformations for Goal Directed Action. Annual Review of Neuroscience 34: 309-31.

DESOUZA JFX, KEITH GP, YAN X, BLOHM G, WANG H, & CRAWFORD JD (2011) Intrinsic Reference Frames of Superior Colliculus Visuomotor Receptive Receptive Fields During Head-unrestrained Gaze Shifts. Journal of Neuroscience 31: 18313-18326.

PRIME S, VESIA M & CRAWFORD JD (2011) Cortical Mechanisms for Trans-saccadic Memory and Integration of Multiple Object Features. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366, 540-553.

VESIA M, PRIME S, YAN X, SERGIO L, & CRAWFORD JD (2010) Specificity of human parietal saccade and reach regions during transcranial magnetic stimulation. Journal of Neuroscience 30(39): 13053-13065.

Dorota Anna Crawford

CRAWFORD_Dorota(molecular neuroscience; genetics; neurodevelopmental disorders)
PhD, University of British Columbia
dakc@yorku.ca 416-736-2100 x23324 | 346 Bethune College | Lab 222 Lumbers Building, x21058 or x21057 | www.yorku.ca/dakc | Profile

Research Interest
Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying brain function in neurodevelopmental disorders

Publications
Tamiji J. and Crawford D.A. Misoprostol-induced elevation of intracellular calcium in Neuro2a cells requires protein kinase A. /Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communication/. 2010. Sept 3;399(4):565-70.
Tamiji J. and Crawford D.A. Prostaglandin E2 and misoprostol induce neurite retraction in Neuro-2a cells. /Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communication/. 2010. Jul 30;398(3):450-456.
Vallipuram J., Grenville J. and Crawford D.A. The E646D-ATP13A4 mutation associated with autism reveals a defect in calcium regulation./ Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology/. 2010. Mar;30(2):233-46. -71.

Janessa Drake

DRAKE_Janessa(biomechanics; spine loading)
PhD, University of Waterloo
jdrake@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x33568 | 2030 Sherman Health Science Research Centre | Profile

Research Interest
Understanding the acute and time varying responses and neuromuscular control of the spine and the possible associated injury mechanisms; biomechanical evaluation of exercise and industrial exposures; effects of modifying factors including sex, age, fatigue, and fitness level.

Publications

Selected Recent Publications (For full list see Google Scholar at https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=THbCf2QAAAAJ&hl=en)

Ang, C., Nairn, B.C., Schinkel-Ivy, A., Drake, J.D.M. Seated maximum flexion: An alternative to standing maximum flexion for determining presence of flexion-relaxation? Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (Published online ahead of print 6th September 2015).
Nairn, B.C., Sutherland, C.A., Drake, J.D.M.  Location of instability during a bench press alters movement patterns and electromyographical activity. Journal of Strength and Conditioning, 29(11): 3162-3170, 2015.
Schinkel-Ivy, A., Drake, J.D.M. Which motion segments are required to sufficiently characterize the kinematic behaviour of the trunk? Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 25(2): 239-249, 2015.

Mazyar Fallah

FALLAH_Maz(visual perception; psychophysics)
PhD, Princeton University
mfallah@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x21479 |  www.yorku.ca/vpalab | Profile

Research Interest
Visual perception, attention, object processing, sensorimotor integration, oculomotor system, psychophysics.

Publications
Kehoe, DH, Aybulut, S, Fallah M. (2018) Higher-order, multi-featural object encoding by the oculomotor system. J. Neurophys. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00834.2017

Blizzard S, Fierro-Rojas A, and Fallah M (2017) Response inhibition is facilitated by a change to red over green in the stop signal paradigm. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10(655). https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00655

Perry, CJ, Amarasooriya P, and Fallah M (2016) An eye in the palm of your hand: alterations in visual processing near the hand, a mini-review. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 10(37). http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fncom.2016.00037

Perry CJ and Fallah M (2014) Feature integration and object representations along the dorsal visual stream hierarchy. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 8(84). https://doi.org/10.3389/fncom.2014.00084

William Gage

GAGE_Will(neuromuscular control / biomechanics)
PhD, University of Waterloo
whgage@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x33027 | 2022 Sherman Health Science Research Centre | Profile

Research Interest
The neuromuscular control and biomechanics of postural control and of joint stability, currently with a focus on the knee joint. Understanding mechanisms related to sensory-motor dysfunction and normal aging which might interrupt these levels of control, and the potential impact of changes in neuromuscular control (local factors) on the development and progression of osteoarthritis.

Publications
Gage WH, Frank JS, Prentice SD, Stevenson P. (in press). Organization of postural responses following a rotational support surface perturbation, after TKA: sagittal plane rotations. Gait and Posture.
Gage WH, Winter DA, Frank JS, Adkin AL. (2004). Kinematic and kinetic validity of the inverted pendulum model in quiet standing. Gait & Posture , 19(2), 124-32.
Gage WH, Sleik RJ, Polych MA, McKenzie NC, Brown LA. (2003) The allocation of attention during locomotion is altered by anxiety. Experimental Brain Research, 150(3), 385-94.

Denise Henriques

HENRIQUES_Denise(sensorimotor control and learning)
PhD, York University
deniseh@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x77215
Lab – 122 Farquharson Building, x30328 |
www.yorku.ca/deniseh | Profile

Research Interest
Sensorimotor control and learning; Eye, head, limb movements and coordination; Vision, haptics, kinesthesia; Sensorimotor integration; Computation simulations; Neuroimaging

Publications
Henriques, D.Y.P., Cressman, E.K. Visuomotor adaptation and proprioceptive recalibration. Journal of Motor Behavior, 44, 435-444, 2012. Invited Review.
Thompson, A.A., Henriques, D.Y.P. The coding and updating of visuospatial memory for goal-directed reaching and pointing (review). Vision Research, 51, 819-826, 2011.
Bryne, P.A., Henriques, D.Y.P.When more is less: increasing allocentric visual information can switch visual-proprioceptive combination from an optimal to sub-optimal process. Neuropsychologia, 51, 26-37, 2012.
Jones, S.A.H., Fiehler, K., Henriques, D.Y.P. Proprioceptive acuity varies with task type, target-hand, and target position, but not starting position of the target-hand. Neuropsychologia, 50, 1462-1470, 2012.

Jaclyn Hurley

HURLEY_Jaclyn
PhD, University of Waterloo
jnhurley@yorku.ca | 416-736-5278
Office – 353 Norman Bethune College

Research Interest
Chronic pain and disability associated with musculoskeletal disease or injury is highly prevalent among older adults. This prevalence relates to both innate, predisposing factors pertaining to individual anatomy and accumulated exposures that modify neuromuscular demand during work, leisure and activities of daily living. Prevention and rehabilitation of these pathologies is complicated by the extensive interpersonal variability exhibited in tissue morphology and movement strategies. My research in the area of biomechanics of musculoskeletal health and injury prevention, uses combined experimental and computational modelling-based methods to investigate mechanisms of injury and develop effective exercise rehabilitation strategies for chronic musculoskeletal conditions that accompany age.

Publications
Chopp-Hurley JN, Wiebenga EG, Gatti AA, Maly MR. (2018). Investigating the test-retest reliability and validity of hand-held dynamometry for measuring knee strength in older women with knee osteoarthritis. Physiotherapy Canada [In Press].
Mulla DM, Wiebenga EG, Chopp-Hurley JN, Kaip L, Jarvis RS, Stephens A, Keir PJ, Maly MR. (2018). The effects of lower extremity strengthening delivered in the workplace on physical function and work-related outcomes among desk-based workers: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60(11), 1005-14.
Chopp-Hurley JN, Prophet C, Thistle B, Pollice J, Maly MR. (2018). Scapular muscle activity during static yoga postures. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 48(6), 504-509.
Kuntz AB, Chopp-Hurley JN, Brenneman EC, Karampatos S, Wiebenga EG, Adachi JD, Noseworthy MD, Maly MR. (2018). Efficacy of a biomechanically-based yoga exercise program in knee osteoarthritis: A randomized control trial. PLOS ONE, 13(4): e0195653 (doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195653).

George Mochizuki

MOCHIZUKI_George
(Human Disorders of Neurological Motor Control)
PhD, Western University
gmochizu@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x22202 | 363 Bethune College

Research Interest
Neurologic injury can negatively impact one’s ability to interact with their environment and to engage in activities of daily life. Dynamic balance control – the ability to prepare for and respond to bouts of postural instability – is an essential motor skill that enables effective participation in daily activities. Injury to the central nervous system impairs balance control, leading to increased fall risk and subsequent injury, which can ultimately impact recovery. This research program focuses on advancing understanding of the specific balance deficits that are observed following neurologic injuries such as concussion and stroke. In addition, this research program aims to advance techniques for assessing and remediating relationships between physiological biomarkers of injury and the balance control behaviours they govern.

Publications
Saumur T, Mochizuki G (2018). Task predictability modulates corticospinal excitability during preparation for lower limb movement. Brain Research, Oct 15; 1697:105-112.

Mansfield A, Aqui A, Danells CJ, Knorr S, Centen A, DePaul VG, Schinkel-Ivy A, Brooks D, Inness EL, Mochizuki G (2018). Does perturbation-based balance training prevent falls among individuals with chronic stroke? A randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open, Aug 17; 8(8):e021510.

Habib Perez O, Green RE, Mochizuki G. Spectral analysis of centre of pressure identifies balance impairment after traumatic brain injury. Disability and Rehabilitation, Epub ahead of print, October 16, 2018.

Anne Moore

Anne_Moore(occupational biomechanics)
PhD, University of Waterloo
amoore@yorku.ca
2024 Sherman Health Science Research Centre, 416-736-2100 x40498 | Profile

Research Interest
Occupational Biomechanics; upper limb biomechanics; mechanisms of musculoskeletal injury in the workplace are studied using biomechanical modelling, epidemiological studies, and task simulation.

Publications
Camille J. Shanahana, Peter Vi, Elizabeth A. Salas, Vanesa L. Reider, Lana M.L. Hochman and Anne E. Moore, A comparison of RULA, REBA and Strain Index to four psychophysical scales in the assessment of non-fixed work, Work, Accepted February 2012.
Menéndez, Cammie Chaumont, Amick, Benjamin C., Bazzani, Lianna, Robertson, Michelle, DeRango, Kelly, Rooney, Ted, Moore, Anne, A field intervention examining the impact of an office ergonomics training and a highly adjustable chair on visual symptoms in a public sector organization, Applied Ergonomics, doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2011.09.006. Vol 43 Issue 4 July 2012.
Amick, Benjamin C., Menéndez, Cammie Chaumont, Bazzani, Lianna, Robertson, Michelle, DeRango, Kelly, Rooney, Ted, Moore, Anne, A Replicated Field Intervention Study Evaluating The Impact of a Highly Adjustable Chair and Office Ergonomics Training On Visual Symptoms, Applied Ergonomics, JERG S-11-00189. Vol 43 Issue 3 May 2012.

Lauren Sergio

LaurenSergio(neuromotor control)
PhD, McGill University
2010 Sherman Health Science Research Centre | 416-736-2100 x33641| Lab 416-736-2100 x33405
lsergio@yorku.ca
| www.yorku.ca/lsergio | Profile

Research Interest
Behavioural and electromyographic studies of eye-limb coordination; Brain mechanisms underlying visually-guided reaching; Motor control neurophysiology/neuroimaging; Control of voluntary movement in neurological patient populations.

Publications
Gorbet DJ, Sergio LE (2007) Preliminary sex differences in human cortical BOLD fMRI activity during the preparation of increasingly complex visually guided movements. European Journal of Neuroscience, 25:1228-1239.
Tippett WJ, Sergio LE (2006) Impaired visuomotor integration in early stage Alzheimer's disease. Brain Research, June 2006.
Sergio LE, Hamel-Paquet C, Kalaska JF. (2005) Motor cortex neural correlates of output kinematics and kinetics during isometric-force and arm-reaching tasks. J Neurophysiol., 94: 2353-2378.

Health & Fitness Behaviours

Chris Ardern

(physical activity epidemiology; population health)
PhD, Queen’s University
cardern@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x23045 | 352 Bethune College | Profile

Research Interest
i) Surveillance of physical inactivity, sedentary time, obesity, and chronic disease risk factor clustering in Canada.
ii) Assessment of the relationship between lifestyle and cardiometabolic health.
Key words:
Alzheimer’s; Built Environment; Cardiorespiratory Fitness; Cardiovascular Disease; Cognition; Dementia; Ethnicity; Metabolic Syndrome; Microvascular Disease; Obesity; Physical Activity; Sedentary Time; Sleep; Serum 25(OH)D

Publication
Select publications

Al-Khalidi B, Rotondi MA, Kimball SM, Ardern CI. (2017). Clinical utility of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the diagnosis of insulin resistance and estimation of optimal 25-hydroxyvitaminD in U.S. adults. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2017 Sep 23: 134:80-90.

Ginis KA, Heisz J, Spence JC, Clark IB, Antflick J, Ardern CI, Costas-Bradstreet C, Duggan M, Hicks AL, Latimer-Cheung AE, Middleton L, Nylen K, Paterson DH, Pelletier C, Rotondi MA. (2017). Formulation of evidence-based messages to promote the use of physical activity to prevent and manage Alzheimer's disease. BMC Public Health. 17(1): 209.

Kanagasabai T, Dhanoa R, Kuk JL, Ardern CI. (2017). Association between Sleep Habits and Metabolically Healthy Obesity in Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Obesity. 2017: 5272984.

Cohen A, Ardern CI, Baker J. (2017). Inter-relationships between physical activity, body mass index, sedentary time, and cognitive functioning in younger and older adults: cross-sectional analysis of the Canadian Community Health Survey. Public Health. 151: 98-105.

Joseph Baker

BAKER_Joe(sport psychology; skill acquisition; expertise; masters athletes; elite performance; aging)
PhD, Queen's University
bakerj@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x22361 | 338 Bethune College
Lab – 116 Bethune College | 416-736-2100 x20553 |
www.yorku.ca/bakerj | Profile

Research Interest
Development and maintenance of expert sport performance, talent identification, stereotypes and performance.

Publications
Baker, J., Schorer, J., Lemez, S. & Wattie, N. (2019). Understanding high achievement: The case for eminence. Frontiers in Psychology: Movement Science and Sport Psychology, 10, 1927. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01927

Baker, J., Wattie, J., Schorer, J. (2019). A proposed conceptualization of talent in sport: The first step in a long and winding road. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 43, 27-33.

McCardle, L., Young, B. & Baker, J. (2019). Self-regulated learning and expertise development in sport: Current status, challenges, and future opportunities. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 12, 112-138.

Wattie, N., Schorer, J., & Baker, J. (2015). The relative age effect in sport: A developmental systems model. Sports Medicine, 45, 83-94.
Baker, J. & Young, B. (2014). 20 years later: Deliberate practice and the development of expertise in sport. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 7, 135-157.

Baker, J., Shuiskiy, K., & Schorer, J. (2014). Does size of one’s community affect likelihood of being drafted into the NHL? Analysis of 25 years of data. Journal of Sports Sciences, 32, 1570-1575.

Rebecca Bassett-Gunter

BASSETT GUNTER_Rebecca(Psychology of Physical Activity and Exercise Across the Lifespan)
PhD, McMaster University
rgunter@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x22072
310 Stong College | Profile

Research Interest
My research is focused on understanding health promotion and the development of optimally effective health promotion messages targeting psychosocial predictors of behaviour. I am particularly interested in health promotion among special populations (e.g., people with SCI, MS), as well as children and youth. My research has focused on understanding the role of parents and the school environment in youth health promotion. Further, my research has focused on understanding the relationship between body image and physical activity.

Publications
Bassett-Gunter, R. L., & Leatherdale, S. T. (2014). Activity preferences and demographic factors associated with screen time sedentary behaviour among grade 1 to 4 students: An examination of Play-On study data. Health and Fitness Journal of Canada, 7(1), 3-13.
Martin Ginis, K. A., Strong, H. A., Arent, S. A., Bray, S. R., & Bassett-Gunter, R. L. (2014). The effects of aerobic- versus strength-training on body image among young women with pre-existing body image concerns. Body Image, 11, 219-227. DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.02.004.
Bassett-Gunter, R. L., & Leatherdale, S. T. (2014). Mother knows best? Parents’ perceptions of children’s physical activity levels and preferences. Health and Fitness Journal of Canada, 6(4), 86-98.
Bassett-Gunter, R. L., Latimer, A. E., Martin Ginis, K. A., Castlehano, M. S. (2014). I spy with my little eye; Cognitive processing of framed physical activity messages. Journal of Health Communication, 19(6), 676-691. DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2013.837553

Angelo Belcastro

BELCASTRO_Angelo(muscle injury and damage in health and disease)
PhD, University of Alberta
anbelcas@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x21088 | 333 Bethune College | Profile

Research Interest
My primary focus is on the breakdown (assembly and disassembly) of striated muscle organelles and the role of calcium activated proteases, in particular calpain (CAPN1-2), during the control of these processes in health and disease. In addition to the activation and regulation of CAPN1-2, studies aimed identifying the factors contributing to the targeting of selected muscle proteins marked for breakdown are underway. Finally, the Paediatric Exercise Physiology Laboratory is focused on the study of improvement of children's muscle health and fitness through physical activity.

Caroline Davis

(health psychology; eating disorders)
PhD, York University
cdavis@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x77327 | 343 Bethune College
Lab – 223 Bethune College | 416-736-2100 x77239 | Profile

Research Interest
Health psychology with an emphasis on addictive behaviours, eating disorders, and psychobiological risk factors for overeating and obesity.

Publications
Davis C, Fattore L, Kaplan AS, Carter JC, Levitan RD, Kennedy, J. L. The suppression of appetite and food consumption by methylphenidate: The moderating effects of gender and weight in healthy adults. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2012;15:181-187.
Davis C, Levitan RD, Yalmaz Z, Kaplan AS, Carter JC, Kennedy JL. (2012) Binge eating disorder and the D2 receptor: Genotypes and sub phenotypes, Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2012;38:328-335.
Davis C. (in press) Compulsive overeating as an addictive behaviour: Overlap between food addiction and binge eating disorder. Curr Obes Rep.
Davis C, Loxton NJ. (in press) Addictive behaviours and addiction-prone personality traits: Associations with a dopamine multilocus genetic profile. Addict Behav.

Heather Edgell

EDGELL_Heather(effects of sex and female sex hormones on healthy cardiovascular responses to physiological stressors)
PhD,
edgell@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x22927 | 341 Bethune College | Profile

Research Interest
My current research interested are investigating the effects of sex and female sex hormones on the cardiovascular responses to physiological stressors in health and disease. I am currently investigating healthy populations, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome patients, and cardiac patients in cardiac rehabilitation programs.

Publications

Joshi H and Edgell H (2019) Sex differences in the ventilatory and cardiovascular response to spuine and tilted metaboreflex activation. Physiol Rep 7(6): e14041

Fouladi B, Joshi H, and Edgell H (2019) Cardiovascular and autonomic responses to passive arm or leg movement in men and women. Eur J Appl Physiol 119(2): 551-559

Hazlett C and Edgell H (2018) Chemoreflex function and brain blood flow during upright posture in men and women. Physiological reports Jan;6(1). doi: 10.14814/phy2.13571.

Abidi S, Nili M, Serna S, Kim S, Hazlett C, and Edgell H (2017) Influence of sex, menstrual cycle and oral contraceptives on cerebrovascular resistance and cardiorespiratory function during Valsalva or standing. J Appl Physiol 123(2): 375-386.

Oghenowede Eyawo

EYAWO_Oghenowede
(Epidemiology, Public health, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Mortality, Alcohol)
PhD, Simon Fraser University
oeyawo@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x30044 | Global Health Program |

Research Interest
My research interest is focused on precision-based global health and the application of epidemiological methods to examine patterns of morbidity, mortality and their potential effects among vulnerable populations of children, women and men. Past and current work have focused on HIV, HCV, tuberculosis, and other comorbidities that lie at the crossroads of these diseases. I am also interested in the methodological aspects of study designs in observational and experimental epidemiology, and how to improve the use of linked health administrative data in research.

Publications
Eyawo O, Brockman G, Goldsmith CH, Hull MW, Lear SA, Bennett M, Guillemi S, Franco-Villalobos C, Adam A, Mills EJ, Montaner JSG, Hogg RS. Risk of myocardial infarction among people living with HIV: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2019 Sep 24;9(9):e025874

GBD 2017 HIV collaborators. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and mortality of HIV, 1980-2017, and forecasts to 2030, for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017. Lancet HIV. 2019 Aug 19. pii: S2352-3018(19)30196-1.

Vizcarra P, Guillemi S, Eyawo O, Hogg RS, Montaner JS, Bennett M. Stroke and Systemic Thromboembolism Prevention in People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus With Atrial Fibrillation: A Review of Its Implications for Clinical Practice. CJC Open. 2019 Sep, 1(5): 245-255

Gali B, Eyawo O, Hull MW, Samji H, Zhang W, Sereda P, Lima VD, McGrail K, Montaner JSG, Hogg RS, Moore D; COAST Study Team. Incidence of select chronic comorbidities among a population-based cohort of HIV-positive individuals receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy. Curr Med Res Opin. 2019 Nov;35(11):1955-1963

Closson K, McLinden T, Patterson TL, Eyawo O, Kibel M, Card KG, Salters K, Chau W, Ye M, Hull MW, Lima VD, Montaner JSG, Hogg RS; Comparative Outcomes And Service Utilization Trends (COAST) Study. HIV, schizophrenia, and all-cause mortality: A population-based cohort study of individuals accessing universal medical care from 1998 to 2012 in British Columbia, Canada. Schizophr Res. 2019 Jul;209:198-205.

Eyawo O, McGinnis KA, Justice AC, Fiellin DA, Hahn JA, Williams EC, Gordon AJ, Marshall BDL, Kraemer KL, Crystal S, Gaither JR, Edelman EJ, Bryant KJ, Tate JP; VACS Project team. Alcohol and Mortality: Combining Self-reported (AUDIT-C) and Biomarker Detected (PEth) Alcohol Measures Among HIV Infected and Uninfected. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Feb 1;77(2):135-143

Ma H, Villalobos CF, St-Jean M, Eyawo O, Lavergne MR, Ti L, Hull MW, Yip B, Wu L, Hogg RS, Barrios R, Shoveller JA, Montaner JSG, Lima VD. The impact of HCV co-infection status on healthcare-related utilization among people living with HIV in British Columbia, Canada: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 May 2;18(1):319.

Jaworsky D, Phillips P, Cui Z, Chau W, Colley G, Dutta R, Yip B, Kremer H, Eyawo O, Montaner JS, Hull MW. Trends in discharges from the HIV/AIDS ward at a tertiary Canadian Hospital from 2005 to 2014. AIDS Care. 2018 Feb 4:1-8.

Elion RA, Althoff KN, Zhang J, Moore RD, Gange SJ, Kitahata MM, Crane HM, Drozd DR, Stein JH, Klein MB, Eron JJ, Silverberg MJ, Mathews WC, Justice AC, Sterling TR, Rabkin CS, Mayor AM, Klein DB, Horberg MA, Bosch RJ, Eyawo O, Palella FJ Jr; North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design of IeDEA. Recent abacavir use increases risk for Types 1 and 2 myocardial infarctions among adults with HIV. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 May1;78(1):62-72.

Smith DM, Salters KA, Eyawo O, Franco-Villalobos C, Jabbari S, Wiseman SM, Press N, Montaner JSG, Man SFP, Hull M, Hogg RS. Mortality among people living with HIV/AIDS with non-small-cell lung cancer in the modern HAART Era. AIDS Care. 2018 Jul;30(7):936-942

Eyawo O, Hull MW, Salters K, Samji H, Cescon A, Sereda P, Lima VD, Nosyk B, Whitehurst DGT, Lear SA, Montaner JSG, Hogg RS, for the Comparative Outcomes And Service Utilization Trends (COAST) Study. Cohort profile: the Comparative Outcomes And Service Utilization Trends (COAST) Study among people living with and without HIV in British Columbia, Canada. BMJ Open 2018 Jan 13;8(1):e019115

Closson K, Osborne C, Smith DM, Kesselring S, Eyawo O, Card K, Sereda P, Jabbari S, Franco-Villalobos C, Ahmed T, Gabler K, Patterson T, Hull M, Montaner JSG, Hogg RS; Comparative Outcomes and Services utilization Trends (COAST) study. Factors Associated with Mood Disorder Diagnosis Among a Population Based Cohort of Men and Women Living With and Without HIV in British Columbia Between 1998 and 2012. AIDS Behav. 2018 May;22(5):1530-1540

Hogg RS, Eyawo O, Collins AB, Zhang W, Jabbari S, Hull MW, Lima VD, Ahmed T, Kendall CE, Althoff KN, Justice AC, Barrios R, Shoveller J, Montaner JS; Comparative Outcomes And Service Utilization Trends (COAST) study. Health-adjusted life expectancy in HIV-positive and HIV-negative men and women in British Columbia, Canada: a population-based observational cohort study. Lancet HIV. 2017 Jun;4(6):e270-e276

Jessica Fraser–Thomas

FRASER THOMAS_Jessica(child and youth development through sport)
PhD, Queen’s University
jft@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x20952 | 350 Bethune College | Profile

Research Interest
My research focuses on children and youths’ development through sport, with a particular interest in how psychosocial and contextual factors (e.g., coaches, family, peers, culture) may influence sport trajectories and outcomes (e.g., long term participation, high performance, withdrawal, positive youth development). Currently I am working on projects exploring preschoolers' introductions to organized sport, and characteristics of programs that may facilitate development within special populations and communities.

Publications
Beesley, T. & Fraser-Thomas, J. (2019). Claims of positive youth development: A content analysis of mixed martial arts gyms’ websites. Leisure/Loisir, 43(1), 1-25.

Harlow, M., Wolman, L., & Fraser-Thomas, J. (2018). Should toddlers and preschoolers participate in organized sport? A scoping review of developmental outcomes associated with young children’s sport participation. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Preston, C. & Fraser-Thomas, J. (2018). Problematizing the pursuit of personal development and performance success: An autoethnography of a Canadian elite youth ice hockey coach. The Sport Psychologist, 32(2), 102-113.

Holt, N.L., Neely, K.C., Slater, L.G., Camiré, M., Côté, J., Fraser-Thomas, J., MacDonald, D., Strachan, L., & Tamminen, K.A. (2017). A grounded theory of positive youth development through sport based on results from a qualitative meta-study. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 10(1), 1-49.

Fraser-Thomas, J., Beesley, T., Dickler, L., Harlow, M., Mosher, A., Preston, C. & Wolman, L. (2017). Developing talent while promoting positive youth development: A balancing act. In J. Baker, S. Cobley, J. Schorer & N. Wattie (Eds.), Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport (pp.377-393). New York: Routledge.

Baker, J., Safai, P., & Fraser-Thomas, J. (Eds.) (2015). Health and Elite Sport: Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit? London: Routledge.

Fraser-Thomas, J., Côté, J., & Deakin, J. (2008). Examining adolescent sport dropout and prolonged engagement from a developmental perspective. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 20, 318-333.

Fraser-Thomas, J., Côté, J., & Deakin, J. (2005). Youth sport programs: An avenue to foster positive youth development. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 10, 19-40.

Lucy Gagliese

GAGLIESE_Lucy(health psychology; pain; aging)
PhD, McGill University
gagliese@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x77234 | 367 Bethune College | Lab – 101B Stong College | Profile

Research Interest
Pain in the elderly; cancer pain, pain mechanisms, measurement and assessment; psychological factors in pain; predictors of pain chronicity; gender and pain.

Publications
Gagliese, L., & Katz, J. Medically unexplained pain is not caused by psychopathology. Pain Research and Management. 5. 251-257, 2000.
Gagliese, L., Jackson, M., Ritvo, P., Wowk, A., & Katz, J. Age is not an impediment to effective use of patient controlled analgesia by surgical patients. Anesthesiology. 93. 601-10, 2000

Sherry Grace

SherryGrace(cardiac rehabilitation, health services, cardiac psychology, global health)
PhD, University of Windsor
sgrace@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x22364 368 Bethune College
Lab – 222B Bethune College | 416-736-2100 x20575
sgrace.info.yorku.ca | Profile

Research Interest

Heart disease is among the leading causes of disability globally. It is recommended that heart patients attend cardiac rehabilitation (CR). This is an outpatient chronic disease management program, promoting heart-health behaviour changes such as exercise, diet and smoking cessation, as well as risk factor management and psychosocial well-being. Participation in CR results in improved quality of life, less re-hospitalization and 25% less death, compared to patients who do not participate.

Unfortunately, research demonstrates that only ~30% of patients have access to CR, and this is even lower in women and ethnocultural minorities, among other groups. Rates are even lower in low- and middle-income countries, where there the epidemic of heart disease is at its’ worst. There are a combination of factors relating to patients (e.g., transportation barriers, work and family obligations), physicians (e.g., failure to refer), and the health care system itself (e.g., lack of programs, insufficient resources) that lead to this low CR use.

Accordingly, the objective of Professor SL Grace's program of research is to address these barriers to CR participation, so we can reach and treat all heart patients. Specifically, her research centers on: (1) access and quality of outpatient cardiovascular care - in Ontario and around the globe; and secondarily (2) optimizing the quantity and quality of life (including mental health) of cardiac outpatients.

Publications

Mehra, V.M.*, Gaalema, D., Pakosh, M. & Grace, S.L. (ePub: Oct 4, 2019). Systematic review of cardiac rehabilitation guidelines: Quality and scope. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Santiago, C.S.P.*, Beckie, T., Sarrafzadegan, N., Babu, A., Baidya, S., Buckley, J., Chen, S-Y., Gagliardi, A., Heine, M., Khiong, J.S., Mola, A., Radi, B., Supervia, M., Trani, M.R., Varnfield, M., Abreu, A., Sawdon, J., Moffatt, P.D., & Grace, S.L. (ePub; July 4, 2019). Promoting patient utilization of outpatient cardiac rehabilitation: A joint International Council and Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Position Statement. International Journal of Cardiology. (co-publication)

Turk-Adawi, K., Supervia, M., Lopez Jimenez, F., Pesah, E.*, Rongjing, D., Britto, R., Bjarnason-Wehrens, B., Derman, W., Abreu, A., Babu, A., Santos, C., Khiong, J.S., Cuenza, L., Yeo, T.J., Scantlebury, D., Andersen, K., Gonzalez, G., Giga, V., Vulic, D., Vataman, E., Cliff, J., Kouidi, E., Yagci, I., Kim, C., Benaim, B., Rivas-Estany, E., Fernandez, R., Radi, B., Gaita, D., Simon, A., Chen, S.Y., Roxburgh, B. Castillo Martin, J., Maskhulia, L., Burdiat, G., Salmon, R., Lomelí, R., Sadeghi, M., Sovova, E., Hautala, A., Tamuleviciute-Prasciene, E., Ambrosetti, M., Neubeck, L., Asher, E., Kemps, H., Eysymontt, Z., Farsky, S., Hayward, J., Prescott, E., Dawkes, S., Santibanez, C., Zeballos, C., Pavy, B., Kiessling, A., Sarrafzadegan, N., Baer, C., Thomas, R., Hu, D., & Grace, S.L. (2019). Cardiac rehabilitation availability and density around the globe. EClinicalMedicine;13:31-45. August. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2019.06.007

Grace, S.L., Russell, K.*, Reid, R., Oh, P., Anand, S., Rush, J., Williamson, K., Gupta, M., Alter, D.A., & Stewart D.E. (2011). Effect of cardiac rehabilitation referral strategies on utilization rates: A prospective, controlled study. Archives of Internal Medicine (now JAMA: Internal Medicine), 171(3), 235-241.

Grace, S.L., Abbey, S., Kapral, M., Fang, J., Nolan, R.P., & Stewart, D.E. (2005). Effect of depression on 5-year mortality after an acute coronary syndrome. American Journal of Cardiology, 96(9), 1179-1185.

Grace, S.L., Arthur, H.M., Chan, S., Cyr, C., Dafoe, W., Martin, J., Oh, P., Suskin, N., & Chessex, C. (2011). Systematizing Inpatient Referral to Cardiac Rehabilitation 2010: Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Canadian Cardiovascular Society Joint Position Paper. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 27(2), 192-199.

Grace, S.L., Gravely-Witte, S.*, Kayaniyil, S.*, Brual, J.*, Suskin, N., & Stewart, D.E. (2009). A multisite examination of sex differences in cardiac rehabilitation barriers by participation status. Journal of Women’s Health, 18(2), 209-216.

Grace, S.L., Gravely-Witte, S.*, Brual, J.*, Suskin, N., Higginson, L., Alter, D., & Stewart, D.E. (2008). Contribution of patient and physician factors to CR referral: A prospective multi-level study. Nature Clinical Practice: Cardiovascular Medicine, 5(10), 653-662.

Grace, S.L., Poirier, P., Norris, C.M., Oakes, G., Somanader, D.*, & Suskin, N. (2014). Pan-Canadian development of cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention quality indicators. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 30(8): 945-948.

Grace, S.L., Turk-Adawi, K.I., Contractor, A., Atrey, A., Campbell, N., Derman, W., Ghisi, G.M.G.*, Hu, D., Mendis, S., Oh, P., Oldridge, N., Sarkar, B., & Yeo, T.J., Lopez, F., & Sarrafzadegan, N. (2016). Consensus statement: Cardiac rehabilitation delivery model for low-resource settings. Heart;102:1449-1455.

Oosenbrug, E.*, Marinho, R.P.*, Zhang, J.*, Marzolini, S., Colella, T.J., Pakosh, M., & Grace, S.L. (2016). Sex differences in cardiac rehabilitation adherence: A meta-analysis. Canadian Journal of Cardiology;32(11):1316-1324.

Grace, S.L., Midence, L.*, Oh, P., Brister, S., Chessex, C., Stewart, D.E., & Arthur, H.M. (2016). Cardiac rehabilitation program adherence and functional capacity among women following referral to different program models: A randomized controlled trial. Mayo Clinic Proceedings; 91(2):140-148.

Beckstead, J., Pezzo, M., Beckie, T., Shahraki, F.*, Kentner, A.C.*, & Grace, S.L. (2014). Physicians’ tacit and stated policies for determining patient benefit and referral to cardiac rehabilitation. Medical Decision-Making, 34(1): 63-74.

Loriann Hynes

LoriannHynes
lhynes@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x22734 | 326 Stong College | Profile

Research Interest

Publications
Register-Mihalik JK, Guskiewicz KM, Marshall SW, McCulloch KL, Mihalik JP, Martin Mrazik, Murphy I, Naidu D, Ranapurwala SI, Schneider K, Gildner P, McCrea M, and Active Rehab Study Consortium Investigators.  Methodology and implementation of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) for early post-concussion rehabilitation: The Active Rehab Study, 2019. Frontiers in Neurology.  In Press

Hurtubise JM, Gorbet DJ, Hynes LM, Macpherson AK, Sergio LE. White matter integrity and its relationship to cognitive-motor integration in females with and without post-concussion syndrome. Journal of Neurotrauma 2019Accepted.

Miller, MB, Macpherson AK, Hynes LM.  Athletic Therapy Students’ Perceptions of High-Fidelity Manikin Simulation: A Pilot Study. Athletic Training Education Journal, 2018;13(2):158-167.

Hynes LM, Dickey JP. The rate of change of acceleration: Implications of head kinematics during rear-end impacts.  Accident Analysis and Prevention, 40 (3), p.1063-1068, May 2008

Hynes, LM, Sacher, NS, Dickey, JP.  Chapter in "Parallel Manipulators" titled “Specific Parameters of the   Perturbation Profile Differentially Influence the Vertical and Horizontal Head Accelerations During Human Whiplash Testing". Published by Advanced Robotic Systems International, Vienna, Austria, ISBN 978-3-902613-20-2.

Hynes LM, Dickey JP.  Is there a relationship between whiplash-associated disorders and concussion in hockey?  A preliminary study.  Brain Injury 2006, Feb;20(2):179-188.

Veronica Jamnik

(training adaptations; occupational fitness)
PhD, University of Toronto
ronij@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x22995 | 355 Bethune College
Lab – 126 Bethune College

Research Interest
Mechanisms underlying the heterogeneity in individual training adaptations. Enhancing the screening for physical activity participation. Bona fide occupational fitness screening protocols for physically demanding occupations.

Publications
Robert J. Gumieniak, Norman Gledhill & Veronica K. Jamnik (2018): Physical employment standard for Canadian wildland fire fighters; developing and validating the test protocol, Ergonomics, DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2018.1462408

Robert J. Gumieniak, Jim Shaw, Norman Gledhill & Veronica K. Jamnik (2018): Physical employment standard for Canadian wildland fire fighters; identifying and characterising critical initial attack response tasks, Ergonomics, DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2018.1464211

Robert J. Gumieniak, Norman Gledhill & Veronica K. Jamnik (2018): Physical employment standard for Canadian wildland firefighters: examining test–retest reliability and the impact of familiarisation and physical fitness training, Ergonomics, DOI:10.1080/00140139.2018.1464213

Thakkar, N, Jamnik, V and Ardern CI. Cross-associations between physical activity and sedentary time on metabolic health: a comparative assessment using self-reported and objectively measured activity. Journal of Public Health .2018 | pp. 1–10 | doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdy060.4961549

Loren Yavelberg, Dessi Zaharieva, Ali Cinar , Michael C. Riddell and Veronica Jamnik (2018).  A Pilot Study Validating Select Research- Grade and Consumer-Based WearablesThroughout a Range of Dynamic Exercise Intensities in Persons With and Without Type 1 Diabetes: A Novel Approach.  Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology https://doi.org/10.1177/1932296817750401

Raiber, L, Christensen, RAG, Jamnik, VK and Kuk, JL. Accelerometer thresholds: Accounting for body mass reduces discrepancies between measures of physical activity for individuals with overweight and obesityApplied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2017, 42(1): 53-58, https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2016-0303

Dessi Zaharieva, Loren Yavelberg, Veronica Jamnik, Ali Cinar, Kamuran Turksoyand Michael C. Riddell, PhD. The Effects of Basal Insulin Suspension at the Start of Exercise on Blood Glucose Levels During Continuous Versus Circuit-Based Exercise in Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes on Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion.  Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics 19(6):370-378 · June 2017 DOI: 10.1089/dia.2017.0010

Rowan, C. P., M. C. Riddell, N. Gledhill, and K. Jamnik. (2017) Aerobic Exercise Training Modalities and Prediabetes Risk Reduction. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 49, No. 3, 2017.

Moghaddaszadeh A; Jamnik V; Belcastro AN (2016) Characteristics of children's physical activity during active play.  J Sports Med Phys Fitness.  October 2016;  (ISSN: 0022-4707)

Chip P. Rowan, Michael C. Riddell, Norman Gledhill, Veronica K. Jamnik (2016) Community-Based Culturally Preferred Physical Activity Intervention Targeting Populations at High Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: Results and Implications. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, Vol. 40, Issue 6, p561–569

Bennett-Guerrero, Elliott MD;  Evelyn L. Lockhart, MD;  Mary L. Campbell,BS;  Michael J. Natoli, MS;  Veronika K. Jamnik, PhD;  Timothy R. Carter, MD;  Nicholas Bandarenko, MD;  Richard E. Moon, MD (2016).  A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of VO2 Max Testing: A Potential Model for Measuring Relative In Vivo Efficacy of Different Red Blood Cell Products.  Transfusion  DOI: 10.1111/trf.13918

Andrea Josse

(nutrition, exercise physiology)
PhD, McMaster University
ajosse@yorku.ca | Profile

Research Interest
My research combines clinical nutrition and exercise physiology in the context of both health and chronic disease, and centres on lifestyle modification strategies and/or training regimens that manipulate diet and exercise to achieve a healthier body composition and/or a beneficial metabolic outcome. I am particularly interested in utilizing diet (i.e. functional whole foods, nutrients, supplements) with different modes of exercise (i.e. aerobic, resistance, plyometric) to facilitate healthy changes in body composition, body weight and bone in different populations across the lifespan. Most recently, I have started to undertake acute human studies to assess the postprandial and post-exercise effect of a nutritional and/or exercise perturbation on bone health and inflammation.

Publications
1. Bridge A, Brown J, Snider H, Ward WE, Roy B, Josse AR. Consumption of Greek Yogurt During 12 Weeks of High-impact, Loading Exercise Increases Bone Formation in Young, Adult Males – A Secondary Analysis from a Randomized Trial. Accepted Oct 9, 2019. In press. APNM MS#2019-0396.
2. Adebero T, McKinlay BJ, Theocharidis A, Root Z, Josse AR, Klentrou P, Falk B. Salivary and Serum Concentrations of Cortisol and Testosterone at Rest and in Response to Intense Exercise in Boys and Men. Accepted Sept 15, 2019. In press. Pediatric Exercise Science MS#PES.2019-0091.
3. Beaudry KM, Ludwa IA, Thomas AM, Ward WE, Falk B, Josse AR. First-year university is associated with greater body weight, body composition and adverse dietary changes in males than females. PLoS One. 2019 Jul 3;14(7):e0218554.
4. Kouvelioti R, Kurgan N, Falk B, Ward WE, Josse AR, Klentrou P. Cytokine and Sclerostin Response to High-Intensity Interval Running versus Cycling. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Jun 25.
5. Thomas AM, Beaudry KM, Gammage KL, Klentrou P, Josse AR. Physical Activity, Sport Participation, and Perceived Barriers to Engagement in First-Year Canadian University Students. J Phys Act Health. 2019 Jun 1;16(6):437-446.
6. Bridge A, Brown J, Snider H, Nasato M, Ward WE, Roy BD, Josse AR. Greek Yogurt and 12 Weeks of Exercise Training on Strength, Muscle Thickness and Body Composition in Lean, Untrained, University-Aged Males. Front Nutr. 2019 Apr 30;6:55.
7. Kouvelioti R, LeBlanc P, Falk B, Ward WE, Josse AR, Klentrou P. Effects of High-Intensity Interval Running Versus Cycling on Sclerostin, and Markers of Bone Turnover and Oxidative Stress in Young Men. Calcif Tissue Int. 2019 Jun;104(6):582-590.
8. Kouvelioti R, Kurgan N, Falk B, Ward WE, Josse AR, Klentrou P. Biomed Response of Sclerostin and Bone Turnover Markers to High Intensity Interval Exercise in Young Women: Does Impact Matter? Res Int. 2018 Nov 1;2018:4864952.
9. Allison DJ, Beaudry KM, Thomas AM, Josse AR, Ditor DS. Changes in nutrient intake and inflammation following an anti-inflammatory diet in spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Oct 2:1-10.
10. Timmons JA, Atherton PJ, Larsson O, Sood S, Blokhin IO, Brogan RJ, Volmar C, Josse AR, Slenzt C, Wahlestedt CR, Phillips SM, Phillips BE, Gallagher IJ, Kraus WE. A coding and non-coding transcriptomic perspective on the genomics of human metabolic disease. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Jul 9. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky570.
11. Kouvelioti R, Josse AR, Klentrou P. The effects of dairy consumption on body composition and bone properties in youth: a systematic review Kouvelioti, R., Josse, A. & Klentrou, P. Effects of dairy consumption on body composition and bone properties in youth: a systematic review Curr Dev Nutr 2017;1:e001214.
12. Dekker J, Nelson K, Kurgan N, Falk B, Josse AR, Klentrou P. Wnt Signaling-related Osteokines and Transforming Growth Factors Before and After a Single Bout of Plyometric Exercise in Child and Adolescent Females. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2017 Nov 1;29(4):504-512.
13. Allison DJ, Gabriel DA, Klentrou P, Josse AR, Ditor DS. The influence of chronic inflammation on peripheral motor nerve conduction following spinal cord injury: A randomized clinical trial. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2017 Fall;23(4):377-385
14. Allison DJ, Josse AR, Gabriel DA, Klentrou P, Ditor DS. Targeting inflammation to influence cognitive function following spinal cord injury: a randomized clinical trial. Spinal Cord. 2017 Jan;55(1):26-32.

Jennifer Kuk

KUK_Jennifer(obesity, exercise, health risks)
PhD, Queen's University
jennkuk@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x20080 | 2002 Sherman Health Science Research Centre | Profile

Research Interest
Characterizing obesity and related health risks (cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes) and examining the influence of physical activity using both exercise interventions and epidemiological approaches.

Publications
Abramovitch SL, Reddigan JI, Hamadeh MJ, Jamnik VK, Rowan CP, Kuk JL. Underestimating a serving size may lead to increased food consumption when using Canada's Food Guide. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 37:923-30, 2012.
Yates EA, MacPherson A, Kuk JL: Secular trends in the diagnosis & treatment of obesity among U.S. adults in the primary care setting. Obesity – Sep;20(9):1909-14, 2012.
Wharton S, VanderLelie S, Sharma AM, Sharma S, Kuk JL: The short term effectiveness of a medically supervised, interdisciplinary program for obesity management in a Canadian setting (Canadian Family Physicians – Jan;58(1):e32-8, 2012).
Reddigan JI, Riddell MC and Kuk JL: Physical activity level is as critical as glycemic control in predicting cardiovascular death and all cause mortality in the US population (Diabetelogia –Mar;55(3):632-5, 2012).

Alison Macpherson

MACPHERSON_Allison(epidemiology; injury prevention; health services)
PhD, University of Toronto
alison3@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x77216 | 337 Bethune College
Lab – 222 Bethune College | 416-736-2100 x20229 | Profile

Research Interest
My primary research interest relates to the epidemiology and prevention of childhood injuries, using an approach that examines factors related both to children and their social context. A secondary research interest is related to children’s emergency department and hospital use for injuries and other health problems, including the reasons why children seek care (e.g., the incidence of different types of injury), and researching the best way to provide care (e.g., reducing medication errors).

Publications
Rzeznikiewiz D , Tamim H , Macpherson AK. Risk of death in crashes on Ontario's highways. BMC Public Health, December 2012.
Grenville J, Goodman D, Macpherson AK. Characteristics of Self-harm Behaviour among Identified Self-Harming Youth in Care. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction 2012; 10:646-659.
Brual J, Gravely S, Suskin N, Stewart DE, Macpherson A, Grace SL. The role of clinical and geographic factors in the use of hospital versus home-based cardiac rehabilitation. International Journal of Rehabilitation research. 2012.
White HL and Macpherson AK. Capturing paediatric injury in Ontario: differences in injury incidence using self-reported survey and health service utilisation data. Injury Prevention: 18 (32-27). January 2012.

Brad Meisner

(aging, health psychology, positive psychology, health and wellness in mid and/or later life, unpaid caregiving)
PhD, York University
meisnerb@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x77451 | 356 Bethune College | Profile | Twitter @bamphd

Research Interest
Psychosocial factors related to aging and health-related behaviours among middle-aged/older adults. Mixed methodological and social ecological approaches to understand individual, interpersonal, organizational, institutional, community, and/or policy level factors that affect aging, health, and wellness.

Publications
Meisner, B. A., Hutchinson, S. L., Gallant, K. A., Lauckner, H., & Stilwell, C. L. (2019). Taking ‘Steps to Connect’ to later life: Exploring leisure program participation among older adults in rural communities. Society & Leisure, 42(1), 69-90.

Massie, A. S., & Meisner, B. A. (2019). Perceptions of aging and experiences of ageism as constraining factors of moderate to vigorous leisure-time physical activity in later life. Society & Leisure, 42(1), 24-42.

Fiocco, A. J., & Meisner, B. A. (2018). Mindful aging: The association between trait mindfulness and expectations regarding aging among middle aged and older adults. Aging & Mental Health. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1544216

Meisner, B. A., & Binnington, L. E. (2017). I’m so glad you’re here: Positive aspects of informal caregiving. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65(1), 25-26.

Meisner, B. A., & Levy, B. R. (2016). Age stereotypes’ influence on health: Stereotype Embodiment Theory. In V. Bengtson & R. Settersten (Eds.), Handbook of Theories of Aging (3rd ed., Chap. 14, pp. 259-276). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Tarra Penney

PENNEY_Tarra(nutrition and diet, healthy sustainable food systems, systems thinking and complexity science, policy evaluation)
PhD, University of Cambridge, UK
tpenney@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x33406 | Global Health Program |

Research Interest

Generating population level evidence for addressing the global syndemic of obesity, undernutrition and climate change. Examining what people eat and why, and the impact on health and the environment. Evaluating national policy and role of the commercial sector in fostering healthy, sustainable and equitable food systems. Methodological aspects of policy evaluation, in particular the utility of systems approaches and bringing together multi-disciplinary evidence to understand how policies work and why they fail.

Publications

Penney TL, Burgoine T and Monsivais P (2018) Relative density of away from home food establishments and food spend for 24,047 households in England: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15(12), 2821.

Ziauddeen N, Page P, Penney TL, Nicholson S, Kirk SFL and Almiron-Roig E (2018) Eating at food outlets and leisure places and “on the go” is associated with less-healthy food choices than eating at home and in school in children: cross-sectional data from the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey Rolling Program (2008–2014). The American journal of clinical nutrition, 107(6), pp.992-1003.

Maguire ER, Burgoine T, Penney TL, Forouhi NG and Monsivais P (2017) Does exposure to the food environment differ by socioeconomic position? Comparing area-based and person-centred metrics in the Fenland Study, UK. International journal of health geographics, 16(1), p.33.

Penney TL, Jones NR, Adams J, Maguire ER, Burgoine T and Monsivais P, (2017) Utilization of away-from-home food establishments, dietary approaches to stop hypertension dietary pattern, and obesity. American journal of preventive medicine, 53(5), pp.e155-e163.

Burgoine T, Gallis JA, Penney TL, Monsivais P and Neelon SEB (2017) Association between distance to nearest supermarket and provision of fruits and vegetables in English nurseries. Health & place, 46, pp.229-233.

Penney TL, Brown HE, Maguire E, Kuhn I, Monsivais P. (2015) Local food environment interventions to improve healthy food choice in adults: a systematic review and realist synthesis protocol. BMJ Open. 5(4)

Penney TL, Almiron E, Shearer C, McIsaac JL, Kirk SLF (2014) Modifying the food environment for childhood obesity prevention: challenges and opportunities. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 73(2): 226-36.

Penney TL, Rainham D, Dummer TJ, Kirk SFL. (2014) A spatial analysis of community level overweight and obesity. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 27 (Supp 2): 65-74.

Kirk SF, Penney TL, McHugh TL. (2010). Characterizing the obesogenic environment: The state of the evidence with directions for future research. Obesity Reviews. 11(2), 109-117.

Selected Reports

M Egan, TL Penney, R Anderson de Cuevas, V Er, L Orton, M White. (2019). NIHR SPHR Guidance on Systems Approaches to Local Public Health Evaluation. Part 2: What to consider when planning a systems evaluation. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK.

A Halloran, M Persson, K Wickramasinghe, R Iley, M Kale, TL Penney. (2019). In the spirit of collaboration: Transforming Baltic diets. Nordisk Ministerråd, Denmark.

Mathieu Poirier

POIRIER_Mathieu(social epidemiology; global health policy; health inequality metrics; tobacco control; antimicrobial resistance)
PhD, McMaster University
matp33@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x30043 | Global Health Program |

Research Interest
My research ranges from evaluating the impact of international laws to developing health equity metrics and generating policy-relevant research on socially and politically determined inequities in health. Recent work evaluating the impact of the Framework Convention on Tobacco will continue to expand to a policy analysis of European tobacco control and a quantitative evaluation of gender-specific patterns of global cigarette consumption. Further research supports the WHO Collaborating Centre on the Global Governance of Antimicrobial Resistance and develops methods for measuring transnational wealth and health using household survey data.

Publications
Poirier, MJP, Grépin, K., Grignon, M. (2019) Approaches and Alternatives to the Wealth Index to Measure Socioeconomic Status using Survey Data: A Critical Interpretive Synthesis. Social Indicators Research, In Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-019-02187-9
Grépin, K., Poirier, MJP, Fox, A. (2019) The socio-economic distribution of exposure to Ebola: Survey evidence from Liberia and Sierra Leone. Social Science & Medicine – Population Health, In Press.
Hoffman SJ, Mammone J, Rogers van Katwyk S, Sritharan L, Tran M, Al-Khateeb S, Grjibovski A, Gunn E, Kamali-Anaraki S, Li B, Mahendren M, Mansoor Y, Natt N, Nwokoro E, Randhawa H, Yunju Song M, Vercammen K, Wang C, Woo J, Poirier MJP. (2019) Cigarette consumption estimates for 71 countries from 1970 to 2015: systematic collection of comparable data to facilitate quasi-experimental evaluations of national and global tobacco control interventions. BMJ, 365: l2231. doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l2231
Hoffman SJ, Poirier MJP, Katwyk SRV, Baral P, Sritharan L. (2019) Impact of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on global cigarette consumption: quasi-experimental evaluations using interrupted time series analysis and in-sample forecast event modelling. BMJ, 365: l2287. doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l2287
Poirier, MJP, Grignon, M., Grépin, K.A., Dion, M.L. (2018) Transnational Wealth-Related Health Inequality Measurement. SSM - Population Health, 6C: 259-275. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.10.009
Poirier, MJP, Moss, D.M., Feeser, K.R., Streit, T.G., Chang, G.C., Whitney, M., Russell, B.J., Johnson, B.W., Basile, A.J., Goodman, C.H., Barry, A.K., Lammie, P.J. (2016) Measuring Haitian children's exposure to chikungunya, dengue and malaria. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 94(11): 817–825A. doi: 10.2471/BLT.16.173252
Oscar, R., Lemoine, F.L., Direny, A.N. Desir, L., Beau de Rochars M.V.E., Poirier, MJP., Varghese, A., Heinicke-Motsch, K., Lammie, P.J., Streit, T.G., Milord, M.D. (2014) Haiti National Program for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis—A Model of Success in the Face of Adversity. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 8(7): e2915. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002915
Poirier, MJP, Izurieta, R., Malavade, SS., & McDonald, M. (2012). Re-emergence of Cholera in the Americas: Risks, Susceptibility & Ecology. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases, 4(3):162-71. doi: 10.4103/0974-777X.100576.

Christopher Perry

PERRY_Chris(training adaptations, metabolism)
PhD, University of Guelph
cperry@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x33232 | 324 Bethune Building | Profile

Research Interest
Regulation of cellular energy and redox homeostasis primarily in skeletal muscle. Examination of metabolic control (glucose/fatty acid uptake and catabolism) through redox biology in response to specific dietary and exercise interventions integrating mitochondrial, cytosolic and nuclear intercommunication.

Publications
Perry CGR*, Kane DA*, Lanza I, Neufer PD. Methods for assessing mitochondrial function in diabetes. Diabetes, 62:1041-1053, 2013.
diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/62/4/1041.abstract.html.
Perry CGR, Kane DA, Herbst EA, Mukai K, Wright DC, Heigenhauser GJF, Neufer PD, Spriet LL, Holloway GP. Mitochondrial creatine kinase activity and phosphate shuttling are acutely regulated by exercise in human skeletal muscle. J Physiol. 590: 5475-86, 2012.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22907058.
Perry CGR*, Kane DA*, Lin CT, Kozy R, Cathey B, Lark DS, Kane CL, Brophy P, Gavin T, Anderson EJ, Neufer PD. Inhibiting myosin-ATPase reveals dynamic range of mitochondrial respiratory control in skeletal muscle. Biochem J. 437: 215-222, 2011. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21554250.
Perry CGR, Lally J, Holloway GP, Bonen A, Heigenhauser GJ, Spriet LL. Repeated transient mRNA bursts precede increases in transcriptional and mitochondrial proteins during training in human skeletal muscle. J Physiol. 588: 4795-4810, 2010. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20921196.

Michael Riddell

MichaelRiddell(clinical exercise physiology; metabolism)
PhD, McMaster University
mriddell@yorku.ca | 416-735-2100 x40493 | 347 Bethune College | Lab – 225B Lumbers Building, x22324 | Profilewww.yorku.ca/mriddell

Research Interest
The effect of exercise, stress and diabetes on the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis. Substrate utilization and metabolism during exercise in individuals with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Publications
Yue JT, Riddell MC, Burdett E, Coy DH, Efendic S, Vranic M. Amelioration of Hypoglycemia via Somatostatin Receptor Type 2 Antagonism in Recurrently Hypoglycemic Diabetic Rats. Diabetes. 2013 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print].
Yardley JE, Iscoe KE, Sigal RJ, Kenny GP, Perkins BA, Riddell MC. Insulin pump therapy is associated with less post-exercise hyperglycemia than multiple daily injections: an observational study of physically active type 1 diabetes patients. Diabetes Technol Ther. 15(1):84-8,2013.
D'souza AM, Beaudry JL, Szigiato AA, Trumble SJ, Snook LA, Bonen A, Giacca A, Riddell MC. Consumption of a high-fat diet rapidly exacerbates the development of fatty liver disease that occurs with chronically elevated glucocorticoids. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 15;302(8):G850-63, 2012.
Shpilberg Y, Beaudry JL, D'Souza A, Campbell JE, Peckett A, Riddell MC. A rodent model of rapid-onset diabetes induced by glucocorticoids and high-fat feeding. Dis Model Mech. 5(5):671-80, 2012

Paul Ritvo

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RITVO_Paul(health psychology; cancer prevention/treatment)
PhD, California School of Professional Psychology
pritvo@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x22390 | 138 Chemistry Building
Lab - 416-736-2100 x22398 | Profile

Research Interest
Health behaviour change in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease, particularly cancer. Emphasis on intervention delivery via group therapy, telephone, print and interactive internet programming. Further emphasis on evaluating effects through innovative approaches to quality of life assessment.

Publications
Ritvo, P., Robinson, G., Irvine, J., Brown, L., Murphy, K.J., Stewart, D.E., Styra, R., Wang, C. and Rosen, B., A. Longitudinal Study of Psychological Adjustment to Familial Genetic Risk Assessment in Ovarian Cancer. Gynecologic Oncology, 1999; 74: 331-337.
Ritvo, P., Irvine, J., Katz, J., Shaw, B.F. Cognitive Group Therapy with Medical Patients. In F. Farmer, J. White: Cognitive Group Therapy, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Books, 2000, pp.263 - 280.

Michael Rotondi

ROTONDI_Michael(cluster randomized trials; interobserver agreement; statistical genetics)
PhD, University of Western Ontario
mrotondi@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x22462 | 364 Bethune College | Profile

Research Interest
Specific research interests include the design and analysis of studies using respondent-driven sampling and their application to urban Indigenous health, cluster randomized trials and interobserver agreement studies.

Publications
Avery L, Rotondi M.  More comprehensive reporting of methods in studies using respondent driven sampling is required: a systematic review of the uptake of the STROBE-RDS guidelines.   Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2020; 117:68-77.

Avery L., Rotondi N, McKnight C, Firestone F, Smylie J, Rotondi M. Unweighted regression models perform better than weighted regression techniques for respondent-driven sampling data: results from a simulation study. BMC Med Res Methodol 19, 202 (2019) DOI:10.1186/s12874-019-0842-5

Rotondi MA, O’Campo P, O’Brien K, et al.  Our Health Counts Toronto: using respondent-driven sampling to unmask census undercounts of an urban indigenous population in Toronto, Canada  BMJ Open 2017;7:DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018936.

Rotondi M, Donner A. A confidence interval approach to sample size estimation for studies of interobserver agreement with multiple raters and outcomes. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2012; 65(7):778-784.

Rotondi M, Donner A. Sample size estimation in cluster randomized trials: An evidence-based perspective. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. 2012; 56(5):1174-1187.

Rotondi MA, Khobzi N. Vitamin A supplementation and infant mortality in the developing world: An application of the meta-regression of cluster randomized trials. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2010; 88(9):697-702.

Hala Tamim

TAMIM_hala(Maternal and child health, immigrants and refugees health)
PhD, McGill University
htamim@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x33338 | 359 Bethune College
www.yorku.ca/htamim | Profile

Research Interest
My research interests have focused on maternal and child health (research topics included postpartum depression, breastfeeding, folic acid intake and others). Currently, funded by SSHRC, I am working on a study that assesses the integration of new parent Syrian refugees resettling in Canada by studying their transition pre versus post migration and comparing it to families that remain residing in Lebanon.

Publications
Abdullah P, Landy CK, McCague H, Macpherson A, Tamim H. Factors associated with the timing of the first prenatal ultrasound in Canada. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 May 10;19(1):164. doi: 10.1186/s12884-019-2309-4.
Mehra VM, Keethakumar A, Bohr YM, Abdullah P, Tamim H. The association between alcohol, marijuana, illegal drug use and current use of E-cigarette among youth and young adults in Canada: results from Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2017. BMC Public Health. 2019 Sep 2;19(1):1208. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7546-y.
Mehra VM, Costanian C, Khanna S, Tamim H. Dental care use by immigrant Canadians in Ontario: a cross-sectional analysis of the 2014 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). BMC Oral Health. 2019 May 8;19(1):78. doi: 10.1186/s12903-019-0773-x.
Kim THM, Deol S, Lee M, Tamim H. Characteristics of Physical Aggression in Children of Immigrant Mothers and Non-immigrant Mothers: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Survey of Young Canadians. J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 Feb 12. doi: 10.1007/s10903-018-0712-y. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed [citation] PMID: 29435947.
Costanian C, McCague H, Tamim H. Age at natural menopause and its associated factors in Canada: cross-sectional analyses from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Menopause. 2018 Mar;25(3):265-272. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000990. PubMed [citation] PMID: 28968303.
Costanian C, Edgell H, Ardern CI, Tamim H. Hormone therapy use in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: a cross-sectional analysis. Menopause. 2018 Jan;25(1):46-53. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000954. PubMed [citation] PMID: 28796698.
Abdullah P, Gallant S, Saghi N, Macpherson A, Tamim H. Characteristics of patients receiving midwife-led prenatal care in Canada: results from the Maternity Experiences Survey (MES). BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Jun 2;17(1):164. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1350-4. PubMed [citation] PMID: 28576137, PMCID: PMC5454583.
Smarandache A, Kim TH, Bohr Y, Tamim H. Predictors of a negative labour and birth experience based on a national survey of Canadian women. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 May 18;16(1):114. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-0903-2. PubMed [citation] PMID: 27193995, PMCID: PMC4870779.
Costanian C, Macpherson AK, Tamim H. Inadequate prenatal care use and breastfeeding practices in Canada: a national survey of women. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 May 5;16:100. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-0889-9. PubMed [citation] PMID: 27150027, PMCID: PMC4858884.

Socio-Cultural and Policy Studies in Sport and Physical Activity

Gamal Abdel-Shehid

(sport and social inequality)
PhD, York University
gamal@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x22367 | 328B Bethune College

Publications
Abdel-Shehid, G. 2006. “After the Sportocracy.” In P. Vertinsky and I. MacDonald, Physical Culture, Power and the Body. London: Routledge
Abdel-Shehid, G. 2003 "In Place of Race, Space: Basketball in Canada and the Absence of Racism." in Ralph Wilcox et al. Sporting Dystopias: The making and meanings of urban sport cultures. Binghamton: SUNY Press. (20 pp)
Abdel-Shehid, 2002. “Raptor Morality: Blacks, Basketball and National Identity.” in Stan Fogel and Lynette Thoman ed. Changing Identities: Reading and writing ourselves. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press. (9 pp)

Lyndsay Hayhurst

hayhurst_lyndsayPhD, University of Toronto
lhayhurs@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x44515| 340 Bethune College | Profile

Research Interest
My research interests include sport for development and peace, gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health in/through SDP, cultural studies of girlhood, postcolonial feminist theory, global governance, international relations and corporate social responsibility. I am a co-editor (with Tess Kay and Megan Chawansky) of Beyond Sport for Development and Peace: Transnational perspectives on theory, policy and practice, and her publications have appeared in Women’s Studies International Forum; Gender, Place & Culture; Third World Quarterly and Sociology of Sport Journal. I previously worked for the United Nations Development Programme and Right to Play.

Publications
Hayhurst, L.M.C. & Szto, C. (2016). Corporatizating activism through sport-focused social justice?: Investigating Nike’s Corporate Responsibility initiatives in Sport for Development and Peace. Journal of Sport & Social Issues.
Darnell, S.C., Chawansky, M., Marchessault, D., Holmes, M. and Hayhurst, L.M.C. (2016). The State of Play: Critical sociological insights into recent 'Sport for Development and Peace' research. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. doi:10.1177/1012690216646762
Hayhurst, L.M.C., Giles, A.R. & Wright, J. (2016). Biopedagogies and Indigenous Knowledge: Examining Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) for Indigenous Young Women in Canada and Australia. Sport, Education & Society. doi: 10.1080/13573322.2015.1110132.
Hayhurst, L.M.C. (2016). Sport for Development and Peace: A Call for Transnational, Multi-Sited, Postcolonial Feminist Research. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health. doi: 10.1080/2159676X.2015.1056824.
Hayhurst, L.M.C., Giles, A.R., Radforth, W. & The Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (2015). “I want to come here to prove them wrong”: Using a Postcolonial Feminist Participatory Action Research (PFPAR) approach to studying Sport, Gender and Development programs for urban Indigenous young women. Sport in Society. doi: 10.1080/17430437.2014.997585.

Yuka Nakamura

NAKAMURA_Yuka
(sport and physical activity; social inequity)
PhD, University of Toronto
nakamura@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x22372 | 349 Bethune College | Profile

Research Interest
I study how unequal power relations, enacted through the social categories of race, gender and class, shape our lives, identities and opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity. In doing so, I hope to identify ways in which to resist social inequity.

Publications
Nakamura, Y. (2016) Rethinking identity politics: The multiple attachments of an 'exclusive' sport organization. Sociology of Sport Journal, 33, 2, 145-155. DOI: 10.1123/ssj.2015-0062
Nakamura, Y. (2009). Understanding the challenges of pursuing physical activity. Physical and Health Education Journal, 75, 2, 18-23.
Nakamura, Y. (2002). Beyond the hijab: Female Muslims and physical activity. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 11, 2, 21-48.

Parissa Safai

ParissaSafai(sociocultural study of health and sport)
PhD, University of Toronto
psafai@yorku.ca | 416-736-2100 x23040 | 335 Bethune College | Profile

Research Interest
My research interests, to date, have focused on the critical sociocultural study of sport and physical activity at the intersection of risk, health and healthcare including such key themes as: sport’s ‘culture of risk;’ the sociohistorical development of sport medicine in Canada and the social organization of sport medicine in Canada; and the social determinants of athletes’ health.

Publications
Safai, P. (2019). “Sport and Health.” In J. Scherer and B. Wilson (Eds.), Social Dimensions of Canadian Sport and Physical Activity, 2nd edition. Toronto: Pearson.

Safai, P. and Cappe, S. (2019). “Disability, Sport, and Society.” In J. Maguire, M. Falcous and K. Liston (Eds.), The Business and Culture of Sports (pp. 299-320). London: Macmillan Reference.

Pritlove, C., Safai, P., Angus, J., Armstrong, P. and Jones, J. (2018). “It’s Hard Work:” A Feminist Political Economy Approach to Reconceptualizing ‘Work’ in the Cancer Context," Qualitative Health Research, 29(5), 758-773.

Safai, P. (2016). Medicalised and Scientized Bodies. In M. Silk, D. Andrews and H. Thorpe (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies (pp. 193-201). London: Routledge.

Safai, P. (2016). Sociology of Sport: Canada. In K. Young (Ed.), Sociology of Sport: A Global Subdiscipline in Review (pp. 323-342). London: Emerald Press.

Safai, P., johnson, j and Bryans, J. (2016). “The Absence of Resistance Training? Exploring the Politics of Health in High Performance Youth Triathlon.” Sociology of Sport Journal, 33(4), 269-281.

Baker, J., Fraser-Thomas, J., and Safai, P. (Eds.), (2014). Health and Elite Sport: Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit? London: Routledge.

Harvey, J., Horne, J., Safai, P., Darnell, S., and Courchesne-O’Neill, S. (2014). Sport and Global Social Movements. London: Bloomsbury Academic.