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Roxy Chen, BScKin

Position: MSc Student, Medical Sciences

Project: The CHAMPION Study

Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 73517

E-mail: chensr2@mcmaster.ca

Roxy is currently a master's student in the Medical Sciences Program at McMaster University under the co-supervision of Dr. Brian Timmons and Dr. Joyce Obeid. Roxy also completed her undergraduate degree at McMaster University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Honours.

Towards the end of her undergraduate work, Roxy completed a research practicum which exposed her to research looking at the effects of physical activity in sedentary older adults. Here, Roxy had the privilege of working with older adult participants and was able to see firsthand the benefits exercise can have on this vulnerable population. Her interest in clinical populations and desire to explore the impact of exercise led Roxy to pursue graduate studies in the Child Health and Exercise Medicine Program. Her main project is the CHAMPION (Cardiovascular Health in children with a chronic inflAMmatory condition: role of Physical activity, fItness, and inflammatiON) study. Through this project, Roxy is exploring the effects of disease activity on changes in physical activity and fitness in children with a chronic inflammatory condition.

Fun Facts: In her spare time, Roxy enjoys making covers of songs on the piano, violin, and ukulele. She recently discovered her hands are too small for a guitar and has picked up the ukulele instead.

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