Our research is focused on the creation of strategies designed to manage lifestyle-based disease. In recent years we have conducted a number of randomized controlled trials to determine the efficacy and effectiveness of interventions designed to manage a wide range of health risk factors. Most recently we have been interested in the separate effects of exercise amount and intensity on cardiometabolic risk factors at both the group and individual level. We continue to develop community-academic partnerships, train young scientists, and advocate for the policy development that is required to translate publicly funded research findings, into actions that enhance opportunities to improve heath at both the individual, and population level.
Our intervention-based research is performed within 5000 square feet of space in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. This space includes the aerobic exercise equipment necessary to perform multiple intervention trials. Equipment for measurement of indirect calorimetry both during exercise and at rest is in place. Also included are 4 MRI- and CT-image analysis workstations. We also have routine access to MRI, MRS, CT and DEXA facilities at Kingston General Hospital. Our cardiometabolic-based research is performed within our clinical laboratory space located within our laboratory and includes 2 beds, office space for our research nurses and two metabolic testing suites dedicated to performing our metabolic studies.