Darren Warburton, University of British Columbia

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Associate Professor Kinesiology Vancouver, British Columbia darrenwb@interchange.ubc.ca Office: (604) 822-4603

Bio/Research

Dr. Warburton is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Clinical Scholar. His internationally renowned work spans the spectrum of elite athletic performance, childhood health, Quality of Life in the elderly, and the treatment o...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Warburton is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Clinical Scholar. His internationally renowned work spans the spectrum of elite athletic performance, childhood health, Quality of Life in the elderly, and the treatment of patients with chronic disease and/or disability (including individuals with heart disease, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, and spinal cord injury). His research has been highlighted on numerous media venues including Maclean's magazine, the National Post, CTV, CBC Newsworld, Chalk TV, BCCTV, Vancouver Province, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton CTV, CityTV, Kidsworld Magazine, and CBC radio. Dr. Warburton is currently on the national executives of the CSEP Health and Fitness Program and the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation.

His primary objective is to enhance the current knowledge, through scientific inquiry, of the effects that physical activity, exercise and training have on myocardial function, human performance and health status. He is interested in what limits physical performance with respect to cardiovascular function and how this knowledge can be used to improve the quality of life of patients with chronic disease or disability. He is also greatly interested in how physical activity and fitness influence health status across the lifespan.



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