Macdonald, Heather

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Research Associate in the Department of Family Practice

heather.macdonald@ubc.ca

Dr. Heather Macdonald is Research Associate with the Active Aging Research Team. 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. To explore this research area, Dr. Macdonald uses novel three-dimensional imaging tools to measure detailed aspects of bone quality in the growing skeleton and examine how bone adapts to physical activity. Also, Dr. Macdonald has a keen interest in evaluation and implementation of interventions that aim to increase physical activity opportunities for individuals across the lifespan.