Dr. Brian Timmons
Ph: 905-521-2100 x 77218 or 77615
Dr. Timmons' Faculty profile with the Medical Sciences Graduate Program
Pediatric Exercise Medicine and Science
Exercise medicine, Physical activity and fitness, Inflammation, Metabolism, Temperature regulation
Research Program Overview
The Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program (//www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/chemp/)is devoted to studying the interaction of exercise and nutrition in the context of growth and development. We follow several lines of research ranging from optimization of clinical exercise testing and training in children with disease or disability to unraveling the molecular mechanisms that translate physical activity into optimal growth and development. Our approach is to combine basic science techniques with clinical research trials to facilitate the translation of physiological principles into clinical applications. The diversity of research in the Child Health and Exercise Medicine Program creates a unique training environment.
- School-aged Kids’ Health from Early Investment in Physical Activity: The SKIP Study
- Anti-inflammatory Mechanisms of Exercise during Human Growth
- Thermoregulatory Responses of Boys and Men during Exercise in the Heat
- Cardiovascular Health in Children with a Chronic Inflammatory Condition: Role of Physical Activity, Fitness and Inflammation
- LIFE and Health for Young Children with Congenital Heart Defects
Publications & Achievements
- Walker RG, J Obeid, T Nguyen, HE Ploeger, NA Proudfoot, C Bos, AK Chan, L Pedder, RM Issenman, K Scheinemann, M Larché, K McAssey, and BW Timmons. Sedentary time and screen-based sedentary behaviours of children with a chronic disease. Ped Exerc Sci, 27(2): 219-225, 2015.
- Choong K, S Al-Harbi, K Siu, K Wong, D Pogorzelski, B Baird, J Cheng, BW Timmons, M Khetani, JW Gorter, and L Thabane. Functional recovery in critically ill children: The "Wee-cover" pilot study, Ped Crit Care Med, 16(4):310-8, 2015.
- Nguyen T, J Obeid, RG Walker, MP Krause, TJ Hawke, K McAssey, J Vandermeulen, and BW Timmons. Fitness and physical activity in youth with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in good or poor glycemic control. Pediatr Diabetes, 16(1): 48-57, 2015.
- Lau K, J Obeid, PG Breithaupt, V Belostotsky, S Arora, T Nguyen, and BW Timmons. Effects of acute exercise on markers of inflammation in pediatric chronic kidney disease: a pilot study. Pediatr Nephrol, 30(4): 615-621, 2015.
- DeMatteo C, KA Volterman, PG Breithaupt, J Adamich, and BW Timmons. Exertion testing in youth with mild traumatic brain injury/concussion. Med Sci Sports Exerc, doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000682. [pEpub ahead of print], 2015.
- Liu M and BW Timmons. The effect of acute exercise on neutrophil ROS production and inflammatory markers in healthy pre-pubertal and adult males. Ped Exer Sci, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/pes.2014-0221, 2015.
Phone: 905-521-2100 x77615
Title: Administrative Assistant