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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