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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
email: brendab@nipissingu.ca
tel: 705.474.3450      
ext: 4069
fax: 705.474.1947
web: Dr. Brenda Bruner's Website

Education:

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)

Publications:

Refereed Journals

Fisher, KL., Harrison, EL., Bruner, BG., Lawson, JA., Reeder, BA., Ashworth, NL., Sheppard, MS., Chad, KE. Predictors of physical activity levels in community dwelling older adults: A multivariate approach based on a socio-ecological framework. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 26(1): 114-120, 2018.


Fisher, KL., Reeder, BA., Harrison, EL., Bruner, BG., Sheilds, CA., Pahwa, P., Sari, N. Ashworth, NL., Sheppard, MS., Chad, KE. Comparing Class-based and Home-Based Exercise for Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions: 12-Month Follow-up of a Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 1-44, 2017 ePub ahead of print.


Baillie, CPT., Emiry, K., Galaviz, KI., Bruner, MW., Bruner, BG., Lévesque, L. Physical Activity Interventions to Promote Positive Youth Development among Indigenous Youth: A RE-AIM Review. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 21:1-9, 2016.


Bruner, M.W., Hillier, S., Baillie, C.P.T., Lavallée, L.F., Bruner, B.G., Hare, K., Lovelace, R., & Lévesque, L. Positive Youth Development in Aboriginal Sport and Physical Activity: A Systematic Review. Adolescent Research Review, 1(3): 257-269, 2016.


Karvinen, K.H., Bruner, B.G., Truant, T. The teachable moment after cancer diagnosis: Perceptions from oncology nurses.  Oncology Nursing Forum, 42(6), 602-609, 2015


Karvinen, K.H., Bruner, B.G., Truant, T. Lifestyle Counseling Practices of Oncology Nurses in the United States and Canada. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(6):690-696.

 

Bruner, B.G. and Chad, K.E. Dietary Practices and Influences on Diet Intake Among Women in a Woodland Cree Community. Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, 27(s2), 220-229, 2014.


Bruner, B.G. and Chad, K.E. Physical Activity Attitudes, Beliefs and Practices Among Women in a Woodland Cree Community. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 10 (8), 1119 – 1127, 2013.
 

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

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.

Courses Taught:

  • ​PHED 1017: Health Concepts in Physical Education
  • PHED 3017: Contemporary Health Issues
  • PHED 3036: Health Promotion
  • PHED 3037: Gerontology
  • PHED 3046: Physical Fitness Principles, Prescription & Assessment
  • PHED 4227: Nutrition
  • KINE 5006: Research Methods
  • KINE 5027: Health Promotion
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