Maureen J. Macdonald


Contact via McMaster University


Key Research Areas
Associated Researchers
Associated Organizations

No partner organizations found.

Recent Research Projects

Examining the relationships between established risk factors, emerging cardiovascular risk markers and functional health in aging Canadians, using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA).

2019/20-2020/21 • $77,301 • PI,CO
As Canadians are living longer, it is crucial to understand key modifiable risk factors that are associated with aging and find sensitive ways for early detection of disease processes. Carotid artery wall thickness and stiffness are measures of blood vessel health that currently serve as...

The School-age Kids' health from early Investment in Physical activity (SKIP) Study

2014/15-2019/20 • $769,424 • PI,CO
The preschool years are a period of growth for which we know the least about the impact of physical activity. Since society has traditionally thought of little kids as 'active enough', important questions regarding physical activity and health in preschoolers have gone unanswered, especially how...

Improving cardiovascular health for Canadians living with spinal cord injury: effects of exercise and targeted education

2011/12-2016/17 • $1,936,138 • PI,CO,Other
Annually, over 1000 Canadians sustain a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and unwittingly join more than 41,000 Canadians living with this chronic and debilitating injury. The estimated annual costs of care in Canada exceed $1.5 billion. Recent data reveal that people with SCI are developing...

Health Outcomes and Physical activity in Preschoolers: The "HOPP" Study

2010/11-2013/14 • $429,142 • PI,CO
The preschool years are a period of growth for which we know the least about the impact of physical activity. Since society has traditionally thought of little kids as "active enough", important questions regarding physical activity and health in preschoolers have gone unanswered. Because Canada...

Stay-FIT: Planning a Community-Based Study to Promote Physical Activity in Youth with Cerebral Palsy

2011/12 • $25,000 • PI,CO
Adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) have reduced physical activity (PA). As a result, youth with CP may be at increased risk to develop cardiovascular disease. This alarming reality points to the need for a comprehensive approach to lifestyle changes. Currently there are no programs for...

Patents