Physiology of Health & Disease

Dr. Ross Andersen 

Axis Leader

Phone: (514) 398-4184 x0578

ross.andersen [at] (Email) - Website - Publications

Research Interests: Exercise Physiology; Obesity Treatment; Physical Activity Interventions; Epidemiology; Aging; Public Health Surveillance and Health Disparities; Physical Activity Policy

Dr. Tyler Churchward-Venne

Regular Member

Phone: 514-398-4400 Ext 00839

tyler.churchward-venne [at] (Email) - Website - Publications

Research Interests: Exercise Physiology; Nutrition; Skeletal Muscle; Protein Metabolism; Aging; Inactivity and Muscle Disuse, Muscle Hypertrophy and Atrophy, Sports Nutrition

Dr. Dennis Jensen 

Interim Director, McGill Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health (PATH)

Canada Research Chair, Tier 2, in Clinical Exercise and Respiratory Physiology

Scientist, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

Physiology Platform Advisor, McConnell Centre for Innovative Medicine, RI-MUHC

Phone: (514) 398-4184 x0572

dennis.jensen [at] (Email) - Website - Publications

Research Interests: Clinical and Integrative Exercise and Cardio-Respiratory Physiology; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Exertional Breathlessness

Dr. Dilson Rassier

Regular Member

Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Muscle Biophysics

Phone: (514) 398-4184 x0558

dilson.rassier [at] (Email) - Website - Publications

Research Interests: Muscle Physiology and Biophysics

Dr. Celena Scheede-Bergdahl 

Regular Member

Phone: (514) 398-4184 x00839

celena.scheede [at] (Email) - Publications

Research Interests: Effects of Exercise on Inflammatory Markers in Advanced Cancer Patients; "Prehab"; Delayed Effects of Chemotherapy on Skeletal Muscle; Insulin Resistance

Dr. Charlotte Usselman

Regular Member 

Phone: 514-398-4400 Ext 089684

charlotte.usselman [at] (Email) - Website - Publications

Research Interests: Integrative physiology; Cardiovascular regulation; Sympathetic nervous system; Vascular function; Neuro-vascular transduction; Sex hormones; Cardiovascular health; Polycystic ovary syndrome; Women’s health.

Dr. Jean Bourbeau

Associate Member

Medical Scientist, McGill University Health Centre

Phone: (514) 934-1934 ext. 32185

jean.bourbeau [at] (Email) - Website - Publications 

Research Interests: COPD; disease management; pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiorespiratory exercise physiology; Epidemiology; pharmacological and non pharmacological interventions; knowledge translation research

Dr. Thomas Jagoe 

Associate Member 

Director, McGill Cancer Nutrition-Rehabilitation Program

Phone: (514)-340-8222 x 23150

thomas.jagoe [at] (Email) - Website - Publications 

Research Interests: Pulmonary medicine; Nutrition and exercise rehabilitation in cancer cachexia; Effects of chemotherapy on muscle; Maintaining muscle exercise function in hypoxia; Practical advances in clinical care of patients with cancer cachexia

Dr. Russell Hepple

External Member 

Phone: (514) 589-3210

rthepple [at] (Email) - Website - Publications

Research Interests:
Biology and Physiology of Aging Skeletal Muscle; Adaptive Plasticity of Skeletal Muscle in Health, Disease and Aging; Role of Mitochondria in Skeletal Muscle Health, Disease and Aging; Interventions to Protect and/or Restore Mass and Function of Aging Muscle; Biology and Physiology of the Aging Heart

Dr. Jose Morais

Associate Member

Phone: (514) 843-1665

jose.morais [at] (Email) – Website - Publications

Research Interests: Protein and Energy Metabolism in Healthy and Frail Elderly; Relationship of Fat Free Mass to Functional Capacity in the Elderly; Assessment Methods for Amino Acid Requirements with Aging

Dr. Benjamin M. Smith 

Associate Member 

Phone: (514) 934-1934 ext. 32072

benjamin.m.smith [at] (Email) - Website - Publications 

Research Interests: Epidemiology and physiology of COPD; diagnosis and staging of lung cancer; Medical education in COPD and lung cancer 

Dr. Tanja Taivassalo

External Member 

Phone: (514) 398-4184 x0528

tanja.taivassalo [at] (Email )- Website - Publications

Research Interests: Neuromuscular Disease; Exercise Physiology; Mitochondrial disorders; Skeletal Muscle Metabolism; Adaptation to Exercise