Our People - Applied Health Sciences

J. Arocha
519-888-4567 x32729
Location: 
BMH 2304

Research Interests:

  • Health informatics

  • Clinical problem solving, reasoning, and decision making

  • Cognitive methodologies for the analysis of human computer interaction, knowledge acquisition, and medical expertise

  • Cognitive aspects of computerized clinical practice guidelines

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cancer, Healthcare Systems, Mental Health, Nutritional Science; Technology Areas→Diagnostics; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Human Factors, Philosophy, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Michael Barnett-Cowan
519-888-4567 ext. 39177
Location: 
BMH 1042

Research Interests:

  • Multisensory integration
  • Perception and action
  • Psychophysics
  • The vestibular system
  • Virtual reality

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[Waterloo News] September 25, 2018 "Virtual reality motion sickness may be predicted and counteracted"

[ScienceDaily] December 15, 2018 "Aging warps our perception of time, study finds"

[Record] October 12, 2017 "Aging slows perception of falls: UW study"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Space, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Genetics, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Robotics; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
H. Chen
519-888-4567 x32131
Location: 
LHI 3721

Research Interests:

  • Health informatics
  • Translational research in healthcare and medicine

  • Health system integration
  • Semantic interoperability
  • Healthcare decision making and decision support
  • Health data analytics
  • Medical imaging informatics
  • Patient safety
  • Mobile health
  • Wearable devices

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[Waterloo Stories] July 10, 2017 "Waterloo software improves care for kidney patients"

[CBB researcher story] July 21, 2015 "Data management in Health Care"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Disease Modelling, Healthcare Systems, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedicine, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Clark Dickerson
519-888-4567 x37844
Location: 
BMH 3034

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental shoulder function and dysfunction
  • Creation and validation of mathematical models to predict shoulder demands
  • Applications of shoulder biomechanics to workplace injury prevention
  • Rehabilitative and preventative strategies for ensuring shoulder health
  • Digital human modeling, Computational musculoskeletal modeling
  • Ergonomics
  • Motion Capture
  • Upper limb biomechanics

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Canada Research Chair in Shoulder Mechanics [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[Waterloo News] February 19, 2019 "How to make the push-up work for you" 

[Waterloo Stories] October 7, 2013 "Reducing shoulder injuries in the workplace"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Imaging, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences; Canada Research Chairs
Lora Giangregorio
519-888-4567 x30218
Location: 
TT 1166

Research Interests:

  • Osteoporosis, fracture risk assessment algorithms, exercise interventions for reducing fracture risk in high risk individuals.

  • Bone health and body composition in individuals with neurological impairment due to spinal cord injury (SCI).

  • Medical imaging analysis to explore bone and muscle responses to activity or neurologic impairment, and evaluate new methods for image analysis.

  • Rehabilitation and quality indicators, and in long term care

Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility & Aging

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Fall Prevention, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Rehabilitation; Technology Areas→Imaging; Discipline Areas→Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Sue Horton
519-888-4567 x33560
Location: 
HH 104

Research Interests:

  • Economics of public health, health policy, international health
  • Economic aspects of health and nutrition, internationally cost-effectiveness, cost, and prioritization of interventions
  • Expertise in micronutrients, undernutrition, the double-burden of nutrition and other interventions
  • Cost-effectiveness of walk-in counselling services in Ontario  

CIGI Chair in Global Health Economics [CIGI Profile]

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[AHS News] March 15,2018 "Part of international team examining medical testing in resource-limited countries"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Healthcare Systems, Infectious Diseases, Nutritional Science, Personalized Medicine; Technology Areas→Diagnostics; Discipline Areas→Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
R. Hughson
519-888-4567 x32516
Location: 
BMH 1101

Research Interests:

  • Vascular aging and brain health
  • Space physiology research
  • Cardiovascular adaptation to exercise

Schlegel Research Chair in Vascular Aging & Brain Health

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[Global Impact] April 2019 "A “Second Heart” to strengthen our golden years" 

[Waterloo News]  June 28, 2018 "AI and radar technologies could help diabetics manage their disease"

[Engineering News] June 28, 2018 "Researchers developing a prick-free glucose monitor"

[RD Magazine] June 28, 2018 "AI and Radar Technologies Could Help Diabetics Manage Their Disease

[Waterloo News] [CBC News] [Gadgets] May 16, 2018, Co-authors discuss the use of aerobic fitness data from wearable tech to predict illness

[Waterloo Stories] April 19, 2016 "Waterloo science aboard the International Space Station"

[Waterloo Stories] October 8, 2013 "Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield joins University of Waterloo"

[Waterloo Stories] December 17, 2012 "Canadian astronaut takes Waterloo research into orbit"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Fall Prevention, Space, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Imaging, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Physiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
H.Keller
519-888-4567 x31761
Location: 
BMH 2682

Research Interests:

  • Improving nutrition and health in hospitals, long term care and the community
  • Dementia

Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging

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[Grand River Hospital News] March 15, 2019 "Good food, better healing: How GRH is studying to improve food for patients in hospital"

​[Waterloo News] March 23, 2017 "Survey will reduce rates of malnutrition in hospitals"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Nutritional Science, Rehabilitation, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomarkers, Diagnostics, Machine Learning/AI, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
A. Laing
519-888-4567 x38947
Location: 
BMH 3121

Research Interests:

  • Musculoskeletal biomechanics related to human health and injury prevention, and the role that advanced age has on these relationships.
  • Fall-related tissue trauma including hip fractures, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries
  • Workplace musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD)
  • Orthopedic biomechanics

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[YouTube] Andrew Laing, Department of Kinesiology, UW

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Monica R Maly

Research Interests

  • Knee biomechanics
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Clinical outcomes
  • Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Muscle
  • Imaging and disability

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Rehabilitation; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Bill McIlroy
519-888-4567 x38109
Location: 
BMH 3030

Research Interests:

  • Neuroscience and neurological disorders
  • Balance, gait, exercise
  • Aging
  • Understanding how the brain and other parts of the central nervous system control movements of the body
  • Using advanced measurements systems to improve recovery time after a neurological injury (such as a stroke) and minimize age-related effects on movement control (such as reducing the risk of falling). 
  • Electroencephalography and electromyography
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation, magnetic resonance imaging, peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Galvanic skin measurement
  • Eye-tracker, motion analysis, and kinetic measurement

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[Waterloo News] August 19, 2015 "Wearable technologies will improve stroke rehabilitation"

[Waterloo Stories] February 4, 2014 "Finding your way after a stroke"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Stroke, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Imaging, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
I. McKillop
519-888-4567 x37127
Location: 
BMH 3736

Research Interests:

  • Health informatics

  • Information management - financial and healthcare (data standards, security and privacy of health information, data quality, performance management issues)

  • Systems to support decision-making

  • Design and use of health information systems

  • Cost and performance measurement of health services

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Healthcare Systems; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Biology, Computer Science, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
John Mielke
519-888-4567 x38606
Location: 
BMH 2107

Research interests: 

  • Neurobiological embedding of adversity
  • Biological characteristics that influence outcome from brain injury
  • Drug development, biomarkers
  • Stroke; biological characteristics that influence outcomes from brain injury

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Stroke; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Drug Development; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Plinio Morita
519-888-4567 x31372
Location: 
BMH 3708

Research Interests:

  • mHealth and wearable technology design
  • Ubiquitous sensors for smart homes and remote patient monitoring
  • Big data and health data analytics
  • Technology to support longer independent living

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[MaRS] April 26, 2018 "UbiLab team wins Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cancer, Data Science, Diabetes, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Mental Health, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Human Factors, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
P. Stolee
519-888-4567 x35879
Location: 
BMH 3729

Research Interests:

  • Health informatics, aging, geriatrics, rehabilitation, long-term care, home care

  • Health information systems and databases; data mining techniques and advanced statistical methods to support better decision-making in rehabilitation practice and policy-making

  • Health outcome measurement, better use of information systems in the rehabilitation of older persons and the integration and use of knowledge and information in practice

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[Daily Bulletin] June 1, 2018, 11 CBB Members Named Outstanding Performance Award Winners

[Waterloo News] June 9, 2017 "Researchers will transform health-care services for persons living with frailty"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Healthcare Systems; Technology Areas→Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Stacey Acker photo
519-888-4567 x31338
Location: 
BMH 1038

Research Interests:

  • Identifying mechanisms linking physical exposures with knee osteoarthritis
  • Global aim of preventing exposure-related musculoskeletal disorders

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences

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