ANDREA JOSSE, Ph.D.
School of Kinesiology and Health Science
Faculty of Health, York University
Dr. Josse received her doctoral degree in exercise physiology and nutrition from the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON). She then completed a CIHR- and Canadian Diabetes Association-funded postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at The University of Toronto. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, York University (Toronto, ON.) and an Affiliate Scientist with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
As a nutritional scientist and applied physiologist, her general research area combines clinical nutrition and exercise physiology in the context of both health and chronic disease, and centres on lifestyle modification strategies and/or training regimens that manipulate diet and exercise to achieve a healthier body composition (including bone) and/or a beneficial metabolic outcome. She is particularly interested in assessing the consumption of protein-rich whole foods (including dairy products) with different modes of exercise (i.e. aerobic, resistance, plyometric) in both acute and chronic contexts to facilitate healthy changes in body composition, body weight, bone and cardiometabolic risk in different human populations across the lifespan, including those with obesity and increased chronic disease risk.
Dr. Josse has published 54 papers, and herself or her trainees have presented 71 abstracts at national/international conferences. She has also given 20 invited lectures; most in the areas of dairy nutrition and musculoskeletal health. She has received operating funding from several agencies to carry out her nutrition and exercise research program.