BScPT, MSc, PhD, BScPT, MSc, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering

Brief Bio:

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.

Research Interests:

Subject Area Themes: Rehabilitation in individuals with COPD, Exercise in Stroke, Cardiorespiratory physical therapy, Respiratory physiology, Geriatric rehabilitation


Rehabilitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease



"The TRP gives us an opportunity to hear from different discussants every week. It’s inspiring to interact with individuals who have so much experience to share, whether it’s their successes or failures.”

 - Nabilah Juma, Cohort 2017