McMaster University

Child Health & Exercise
Medicine Program

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Undergraduate Thesis and Research Practicum Students


Undergraduate Thesis Students

Doris Adao, Honours Biology, Level IV

Project: CHAMPION Study

My research interests involve looking at the relationship between physical activity/fitness and insulin sensitivity in children with Cystic Fibrosis. During my thesis, I look forward to gaining valuable in-lab and field experience in exercise medicine and pediatric research.

Sara Diab, Health Sciences, Level IV

Project: Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC) Evaluation

I'm interested in learning about the factors that influence the health of children. My focus for the research project will be to examine the effects of screen time, specifically cell phone use on the health of children by measuring their BMI.

Kevin Ren, Health Sciences, Child Health Specialization, Level IV

Project: CHAMPION Study

I will be examining the association between aerobic fitness and endothelial progenitor cell quantity in children with cystic fibrosis and healthy controls. Throughout my thesis, I hope to gain exposure to exercise laboratory protocols, sharpen my basic science skills, and learn more about the research process in general.

Jordan Stevenson, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, Level IV

Project: Examining the association between muscle strength and metabolic health in children.

I'm excited to have the opportunity to pursue my interests in exercise physiology in the CHEMP lab, and I'm looking forward to working under Bhanu Sharma and Dr. Obeid for the year.

Undergraduate Placement Students

Felicia Spano, Honours Kinesiology, Level III

Project: Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC) Evaluation

During my research practicum, I am looking forward to learning new things and applying my kinesiology background to research applications in the Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program (CHEMP) lab. I am excited to learn more about pediatric research and how exercise can benefit many aspects of a child’s life.

Joanna Makutsa, Honours Kinesiology, Level III

Project: Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC) Evaluation

I am interested in exploring what clinical research entails as well as learning about how physical activity affects children who may belong to various special populations. I look forward to learning and developing skills throughout this research practicum in addition to working alongside the CHEMP team.

Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to thesis and practicum work in our lab, we also offer volunteer opportunities to students. Please fill out and email this form if you are interested in volunteering. We will contact you if an opening becomes available.