Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering
Rehabilitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Research Interests: Subject Area Themes: Rehabilitation in individuals with COPD, Exercise in Stroke, Cardiorespiratory physical therapy, Respiratory physiology, Geriatric rehabilitation
Dr. Dina Brooks is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Rehabilitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. She is also the recipient of several teaching and research awards and holds many grants. Her research experience has included varied models (e.g., anaesthetized animals, conscious animals and humans) and different research approaches. She is presently involved in research in two main patient populations: individuals with chronic lung disease and those with cardiovascular disease. In the area of chronic lung disease, she is involved in several clinical trials on the effectiveness of different components and modes of delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation. In cardiovascular rehabilitation, she is investigating the effectiveness of exercise training in individuals after stroke.