The MBMC places a strong emphasis on conducting innovative and collaborative research. If your research area is complimentary to the mission of the MBMC and you are interested in our accessing our facilities and data, please contact us.
- State-of-the-art testing equipment and facilities
- Funding for students and trainees
- Collaborations with a highly successful and dynamic team of researchers
The cRJJG facilitates the return to active life for people with cardiac and respiratory diseases. It also improves hospital care by promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyles (exercise, healthy diet, smoking cessation, etc.). In addition to its clinical activities, CRJJG’s develops respiratory and cardiac health research programs. It also provides an exceptional environment for the interdisciplinary training of students and health professionals from various fields. Read more about CRJJG
The Functional Assessment and Psychophysiology Laboratory
The Functional Assessment and Psychophysiology Laboratory is a unique space supervised by an exercise physiologist where functional and behavioral testing is conducted in patients with respiratory disease (i.e., asthma and COPD). The lab offers equipment to test both physical and psychological stress (i.e., maximal treadmill tests and mental stress tasks), as well as body composition analysis and ambulatory physical activity monitoring.
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1. Behavioural epidemiological cohort studies
These examine the impact of psychological (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression), social (e.g., sex, gender, socioeconomic status), and behavioural (e.g., smoking, diet, physical activity) factors on the development and progression of chronic disease;
2. Laboratory experimental studies
These examine the psychophysiological mechanisms linking psychological and behavioural factors to disease;
3. Intervention studies
These test the efficacy and effectiveness of behavioural medicine interventions on the primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease.