Research Talk: Increasing Precision of Exercise Prescription for Health

The UBC Physical Activity and Precision Health Cluster invites you for a morning of presentations and discussion on the latest research in the area of physical exercise, mobility, and brain health.

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Featured Speakers

Dr. Caterina Rosano

Talk Title: Neurobiological Drivers of Brain Resilience to Aging

Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH, is a physician-scientist at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in Population Neuroscience of Aging. She has made significant discoveries into the neurobiological drivers of successful aging, helping us understand why some people age better than others.


Dr. Cindy Barha

Talk Title: Sex Differences in Exercise Efficacy on Brain Health

Cindy Barha, PhD, is an Alzheimer’s Association (USA) and Brain Canada funded Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physical Therapy. She is a behavioural neuroscientist who is interested in understanding how sex differences in the cognitive-enhancing ability of exercise training are related to hormones and genotype.


Dr. Brian Christie

Talk Title: Exercising your Mind: How Exercise Impacts the Brain

Brian Christie, PhD, is Professor in the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Victoria and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on better understanding sentinel indicators of cognitive capacity and cognitive reserve in both acquired and congenital disorders, and he is best known for showing how diet and physical exercise can enhance synaptic structure and function in the adult brain.

This event is hosted by the UBC Physical Activity and Precision Health Research Cluster.