Dina Brooks

University of Toronto, Canada


Dina Brooks is a physical therapist that is known locally, nationally and internationally as a progressive and expert leader in education and research regarding cardiorespiratory rehabilitation. Her primary area of research is respiratory rehabilitation for person with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Dr. Brooks is well-established leader in this field. Her work has resulted in raised awareness, improved services for patients, and capacity building in care, research and teaching. As part of her vision for improving the health and well-being of Canadians with COPD and other cardiorespiratory conditions, she has spearheaded or co-founded numerous significant provincial and national organizations including the Canadian COPD Alliance, the Ontario Respiratory Care Society, and the Canadian Physiotherapy Cardiorespiratory Society. Dr. Brooks presently hold over 10 grants - including those from highly competitive agencies such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. She has published over 200 different publications that have appeared in several international conferences .Her research has been recognized with several achievement awards including Canada Research Chair, Canadian Institute of Health Research Personnel Award and the Elsie Winifred Crann Memorial Trust for Medical Research Award.

Biography Updated on 30 August 2009

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