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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Shilpa Dogra

Associate Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

Science Building - Room B345
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 6240

Research topics

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

Research and expertise

  • Background and interests

    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.

  • Publications

    For a comprehensive list of publications, 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.
  • Research collaborators
    • Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, Ontario
    • Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre, Oshawa, Ontario
    • York University, Toronto, Ontario
    • University of Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Courses taught
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Exercise for Chronic Conditions
    • Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
    • Human Physiology