null Ilka Lowensteyn, PhD

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC

Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program

Faculty Lecturer, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, MUHC



Cardiac rehabilitation • exercise physiology • kinesiology • prevention • wellness

Research Focus

My research focuses on studying the benefits of exercise for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. I am also evaluating the clinical impact of computerized risk profiles and web-based wellness programs on adherence to treatment for cardiovascular risk factors. Other research interests include evaluating the benefits of exercise for preventing and treating diseases such as cancer, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.

Selected Publications

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  • Lavoie-Tremblay M, Sounan C, Martin K, Trudel J, Lavigne G, Grover S, Lowensteyn I. Determinants and benefits of physical activity maintenance in hospital employees. Health Care Manag J 2014;33:82-90.

  • Banack HR, Holly CD, Lowensteyn I, Masse L, Marchand S, Grover SA, DaCosta D. The association between sleep disturbance, depressive symptoms, and health-related quality of life among cardiac rehabilitation participants. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2014 Mar 27 (Epub ahead of print).

  • Banack H, Grover S, Kaouache M, Marchand S, Lowensteyn I. Cardiovascular risk screening in community pharmacies: The My Health Check-Up Study. Can Pharmacists J 2012;145:268-275.

  • Wong P, Muanza T, Hijal T, Masse L, Pillay S, Lowensteyn I, Gold M, Grover S. Effect of exercise in reducing breast and chest-wall pain in patients with breast: A pilot study. Curr Oncol. 2012;19:129-35.

  • Grover S, Lowensteyn I. The challenges and benefits of cardiovascular risk assessment in clinical practice. Can J Cardiol 2011;27:481-487.