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Joyce Obeid, PhD

Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 75865


Dr. Joyce Obeid is an Assistant Professor with the Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program, Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University. Her research focuses on exploring the power of play for children and adolescents growing up with a chronic medical condition or disability.

Dr. Obeid completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Brian Timmons in July 2015. Her PhD was entitled "Circulating progenitor and endothelial cells in healthy children and children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: role of fitness, physical activity, and acute exercise." Dr. Obeid was funded by a CIHR Banting & Best Scholarship during her doctoral studies. She then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Timmons (2015-2017) investigating the relationship between fitness, physical activity, inflammation and cardiovascular health in children with chronic inflammatory disease.

Dr. Obeid's current research spans 3 broad and connected themes, including exploring the measurement of movement, understanding the relationships between physical activity and health, and investigating the role of technology to promote physical activity across the pediatric years.

Dr. Obeid is currently recruiting Masters students to join her research team for September 2019.