Macdonald, Heather

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Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, UBC

heather.macdonald@ubc.ca

Dr. Heather Macdonald is Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Orthopaedics. Her research interests include children's bone health with particular focus on how physical activity affects bone growth and development during childhood and adolescence in healthy and clinical populations. As well, Dr. Macdonald is interested in how novel three-dimensional imaging tools can be used to measure detailed aspects of bone quality in the growing skeleton, and how bone adapts to physical activity. Currently, Dr. Macdonald is working on three projects: 1) Bone Microstructure, Risk-taking Behaviour and Forearm Fractures in Boys and Girls; 2) Linking Exercise, Activity and Pathophysiology in Juvenile Arthritis (The LEAP study) and 3) The Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) – Bone Quality Study.

Dr. Heather Macdonald's Profile: Child & Family Research Institute