Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging
Office: AHS 2679
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 46357
Website: Bone Health and Exercise Science Lab
ORCID: Lora Giangregorio
The aim of our research team is to reduce the burden of osteoporotic fractures. We use medical imaging technologies to explore bone and muscle responses to activity or neurologic impairment, and evaluate new methods for image analysis. We conduct epidemiologic studies to inform fracture risk assessment algorithms. We conduct clinical trials to investigate the effects of exercise interventions for reducing fracture risk in high risk individuals. We lead knowledge dissemination and translation activities, and implementation studies to move research on exercise for older adults into practice. For example, our research team has worked with Osteoporosis Canada to develop BoneFit, a two-day workshop for physiotherapists and kinesiologists on appropriate assessment and exercise prescription for individuals with osteoporosis. We also led the development of the Too Fit To Fracture Exercise and Physical Activity Recommendations for Individuals with Osteoporosis.
Graduate supervision and student opportunities
- Research volunteer
- Undergraduate thesis
- MSc thesis
- Coursework interns
- PhD thesis
- Postdoctoral trainee
Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies
- Clinical exercise physiology
- Clinical trials and knowledge translation
- Physical activity and aging
- Osteoporosis and bone health
KIN 429: Bone and Joint Health
KIN 414: Cases in Clinical Exercise Physiology
PhD, McMaster University
Awards and honours
Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of the Arts of Active Health
CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) New Investigator Award
Lindy Fraser Award 2016
Please see Google Scholar for full list of publications
Gibbs JC, McArthur C, Wark JD, Thabane L, Scherer SC, Prasad S, Papaioannou A, Mittmann N, Laprade J, Kim S, Khan A, Kendler DL, Hill KD, Cheung AM, Bleakney R, Ashe MC, Adachi JD, Giangregorio LM.
Phys Ther. 2020 Jan 3. pii: pzz188. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzz188. [Epub ahead of print]
Morin SN, Djekic-Ivankovic M, Funnell L, Giangregorio L, Rodrigues IB, Ridout R, Feldman S, Kim S, McDonald-Blumer H, Kline G, Ward WE, Santesso N, Leslie WD.
Osteoporos Int. 2019 Dec 14. doi: 10.1007/s00198-019-05248-4. [Epub ahead of print]
Cauley JA, Giangregorio L.
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2020 Feb;8(2):150-162. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(19)30351-1. Epub 2019 Nov 20. Review.
McArthur C, Gibbs JC, Ashe MC, Cheung AM, Hill KD, Kendler DL, Khan A, Prasad S, Thabane L, Wark JD, Giangregorio LM.
Disabil Rehabil. 2019 Dec 1:1-7. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1696418. [Epub ahead of print]
Gibbs JC, MacIntyre NJ, Ponzano M, Templeton JA, Thabane L, Papaioannou A, Giangregorio LM.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Jul 5;7:CD008618. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008618.pub3.
Gibbs JC, McArthur C, Milligan J, Clemson L, Lee L, Boscart VM, Heckman G, Stolee P, Giangregorio LM.
Can J Aging. 2019 Apr 5:1-17. doi: 10.1017/S0714980818000739. [Epub ahead of print]
Cervinka T, Giangregorio L, Sievanen H, Cheung AM, Craven BC.
J Clin Densitom. 2018 Oct - Dec;21(4):563-582. doi: 10.1016/j.jocd.2018.07.003. Epub 2018 Jul 29.