Cross-appointed with the Department of Kinesiology
- BPHE (University of Toronto)
- M.Sc. (University of Toronto)
- Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
Office: LHS D231
Lab: LHS D244
Phone: 748-1011 ext 6129
- Exercise physiology
- Exercise and bone health
- Exercise in chronic disease
- Bone physiology
My primary research interest is examining exercise and bone health in various populations, including in those with chronic disease. Specifically, I focus on: 1) characterizing bone health and its association with exercise in those with chronic disease; 2) evaluating the effectiveness of exercise interventions on multiple outcomes (bone quantity, bone microarchitecture, fracture risk, muscle function, physical function, metabolic health, and quality of life) in adults/children with chronic disease; and 3) examining bone and muscle health throughout the lifespan, and developing preventative and lifestyle management exercise based interventions for aging adults with and without chronic disease.
BIOL 1050H: Human Physiology
BIOL 2250H: Nursing/Kinesiology
West SL, Jamal SA. (2014). How to predict and treat increased fracture risk in CKD. Invited submission to Journal of Internal Medicine, Accepted February 2015.
West SL, O’Gorman C, Elzibak AH, Caterini J, Noseworthy M, Rayner T, Hamilton J, Wells GD. (2014). Skeletal muscle microvascular function in girls with Turner Syndrome. BBA Clinical, 3:25-30.
West SL, Lok CE, Langsetmo L, Cheung AM, Szabo E, Pearce D, Fusaro M, Wald R, Weinstein J, Jamal SA. (2014). Bone mineral density predicts fractures in chronic kidney disease. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, E-pub ahead of print. PMID: 25400209.
West SL, Gassas A, Schechter-Finkelstein T, Egeler M, Nathan P, Wells GD. (2014). Exercise intolerance and the impact of physical activity in children treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Pediatric Exercise Science, 26(3):358-64. PMID: 24721685.
West SL, Jamal SA. The interpretation and utility of bone mineral density by dual energy xray absorptiometry in chronic kidney disease. (2014). Seminars in Dialysis, E-pub ahead of print. PMID: 24976496.
Jamal SA, West SL, Nickolas TL. (2014). The clinical utility of FRAX to discriminate fracture status in men and women with chronic kidney disease. Osteoporosis International, 25(1):71-76. PMID: 24114399.
Information for prospective students
I am currently establishing my lab at Trent, and am available to discuss undergraduate and graduate opportunities (at the masters level) with students who have an interest in kinesiology and health research. I would be interested in meeting with students who have a background in physiology, anatomy, or biology. Students will have the opportunity to work on existing research projects, as well as develop their own projects.