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Shilpa Dogra
PhD

Associate Professor; Director of Kinesiology

Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

Science Building - Room B345
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 6240

shilpa.dogra@uoit.ca
sdogra.com


Research topics

  • aging
  • asthma
  • chronic disease
  • exercise
  • fitness
  • performance
  • sedentary behaviour

Research and expertise

Research areas of specialty:

  • asthma and exercise-induced asthma in adults
  • active aging and sedentary behaviour in older adults
  • physical activity for chronic disease prevention and management     

Research background and interests

Dr. Dogra's two main areas of research are asthma and aging. Work in the area of asthma is primarily laboratory-based and incorporates use of physiological measures to understand the acute and chronic response of the airways to different types of exercise. Work in the area of aging is primarily epidemiological and community based. Large epidemiological datasets are used for secondary analysis, and community interventions are run in partnership with local seniors’ centres.

For a comprehensive list of publications, please visit PubMed.

Selected publications

  • O’Neil C, Kimmerly D, Dogra S. Central and Peripheral Response to Incremental Cycling Exercise in Older Recreationally Trained and Recreationally Active Men. Physiological Research, Accepted.
  • O’Neil C, Dogra S. Different Types of Sedentary Activities and their Association with Perceived Health and Wellness among Middle-Aged and Older Adults: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. American Journal of Health Promotion; In Press.
  • Stathokostas L, Dogra S, Paterson DH. The Independent Roles of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Sedentary Time on Chronic Conditions and Body Mass Index in Older Adults. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness; In Press.
  • Copeland J, Clarke J, Dogra S. Objectively Measured and Self-Reported Leisure Sedentary Time in Older Canadians. Preventive Medicine Reports 2015;2:90-95.
  • Doggett N, Dogra S. Physical Inactivity and Television Viewing Time in Aboriginal Adults with Asthma: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Aboriginal Peoples Survey. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice. 2015;35(3):54-61.
  • Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre, Oshawa, Ontario
  • York University, Toronto, Ontario
  • University of Lethbridge, Alberta

COURSES TAUGHT (PAST AND PRESENT) AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise for Chronic Conditions
  • Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
  • Human Physiology
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