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Dr. Brenda Bruner

Dr. Brenda Bruner
Schulich School of Education - School of Physical and Health Education - Associate Professor
office: AC201-K, Centre for Physical and Health Education
tel: 705.474.3450      
ext: 4069
fax: 705.474.1947
web: Dr. Brenda Bruner's Website


BSc, University of Saskatchewan;
MSc, University of Saskatchewan;
PhD, University of Saskatchewan

Areas of Specialization:

Community-based physical activity health promotion

Research Interests:

Physical activity, healthy eating, chronic disease prevention, women's health, Aboriginal health, adolescent & emerging adult health, older adults

Current & Future Research:

  • Promoting a Population Level Intervention to Enhance Participation in Physical Activity: The Role of Marketing And Peer Ambassadors (Principal Investigator)
  • Integrating Academia and Practice: Evaluation of Conference and Workshop Effectiveness for Generating and Mobilizing New Knowledge (Principal Investigator)
  • Evaluation effectiveness of a computer-assisted wellness program (Principal Investigator)
  • Youth Driven Development in Aboriginal Communities: Impact Evaluation of the Active Circle Initiative (Co-investigator; Under review)
  • Effectiveness evaluation of a food skill and knowledge program among university students living in residence (Principal Investigator)


Refereed Journals

Leis, K.S., Reeder, B.A., Chad, K.E., Spink, K.S., Fisher, K.L., Bruner, B.G. The Relationship of Chronic Disease and Demographic Variables to Physical Activity in a Sample of Women Aged 65 to 79 Years. Women & Health, 50(5):459-474, 2010.

Harrison, E.L., Fisher, K.L., Lawson, J.A., Chad, K.E., Sheppard, M.S., Reeder, B.A., Ashworth, N.L., Bruner, B.G. Exploring the role of housing type on physical activity and health status in community dwelling older adults. Activities, Adaptations and Aging, 34 94-118, 2010.

Bruner, B.G, Chad, K.E and Dyck, R.F. Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in a Woodland Cree Community: Past and Present Trends. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 33(2) 104-112, 2009.

Reeder, B.A., Chad, K.E., Harrison, E.L., Ashworth, N.L., Sheppard, M.S., Fisher, K.L., Bruner, B.G., Quinn, B.G., Pahwa, P., Hossain, M.A.. Saskatoon in motion: Class- vs. Home-based Exercise Intervention for Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions. Journal of Physical Activity and Health,5, 74-87, 2008.

Bruner, B., Chad, K., Chizen, D. Effects of exercise and nutritional counseling in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism,31(4) 384-391, 2006.

Chad, K.E., Reeder, B.A., Harrison, E.L. Ashworth, N.L., Sheppard, M.S., Schultz, S.L., Bruner, B.G., Fisher, K.L., and Lawson, J.A. Profile of Physical Activity Levels In Community Dwelling Older Adults. Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, 7(10) 1774-84, 2005.

Lindstrom, B., Chad, K., Ashworth, N., Dunphy, B., Harrison, L., Reeder, B., Schultz, S., Sheppard, S., Fisher, K. Effectiveness of Recruitment Strategies for a Physical Activity Intervention in Older Adults with Chronic Diseases. Journal of Physical Activity & Health,1(3), 259-269, 2004.

Refereed Journals - Under Review

Bruner, B.G. and Chad, K.E. Dietary Practices and Influences on Diet Intake Among Women in a Woodland Cree Community.

Bruner, B.G. and Chad, K.E. Physical Activity Attitudes, Beliefs and Practices Among Women in a Woodland Cree Community.

Reeder, B.A., Chad, K.E., Harrison, E.L., Ashworth, N.L., Sheppard, M.S., Fisher, K.L., Bruner, B.G., Sheilds, C., Pahwa, P., Hossain, M.A.. Centre vs. home-based physical activity for older adults: A 12-month follow-up to the Saskatoon in-motion randomized controlled trial.
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