Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging
Office: AHS 2679
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 36357
Website: Bone Health and Exercise Science Lab
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 conduct studies to investigate methods for increasing participation in safe and effective physical activity in older adults. We actively translate our research into practice by liaising with government and non-profit organizations and linking with community-based programs. 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
Please email me to discuss current available opportunities.
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
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
McArthur C, Gibbs JC, Patel R, Papaioannou A, Neves P, Killingbeck J, Hirdes J, Milligan J, Berg K, Giangregorio L.
Can J Aging. 2017 Dec;36(4):435-452. doi: 10.1017/S071498081700040X.
PMID: 29130428 [PubMed - in process]
Moore CD, Craven BC, Thabane L, Papaioannou A, Adachi JD, Giangregorio LM.
J Clin Densitom. 2017 Jul 11. pii: S1094-6950(16)30193-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jocd.2017.06.001. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 28709751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Gibbs JC, Giangregorio LM, Wong AKO, Josse RG, Cheung AM.
Bone. 2017 Oct;103:47-54. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2017.06.006. Epub 2017 Jun 11.
PMID: 28614701 [PubMed - in process]
Clark RE, McArthur C, Papaioannou A, Cheung AM, Laprade J, Lee L, Jain R, Giangregorio LM.
Osteoporos Int. 2017 Jun;28(6):1953-1963. doi: 10.1007/s00198-017-3975-6. Epub 2017 Apr 17.
PMID: 28413842 [PubMed - in process]
Ziebart C, Giangregorio LM, Gibbs JC, Levine IC, Tung J, Laing AC.
J Biomech. 2017 Jun 14;58:222-226. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.04.022. Epub 2017 May 5.
PMID: 28528873 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Gibbs JC, Brown ZM, Wong AK, Craven BC, Adachi JD, Giangregorio LM.
J Clin Densitom. 2017 Mar 27. pii: S1094-6950(16)30258-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jocd.2017.02.002. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 28359675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]