Marla Beauchamp
Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Science

Marla Beauchamp is a physical therapist and Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster. She is also an Associate Member in the Department of Medicine. Marla completed her PhD in the area of pulmonary rehabilitation at the University of Toronto in 2012. She then moved to Boston where she completed postdoctoral training in geriatric rehabilitation and outcomes measurement at Harvard Medical School and Boston University.

The main objective of Dr. Beauchamp’s research program is to develop evidence-based rehabilitative assessment and treatment strategies to enhance mobility (i.e., physical function and participation) among older adults and those with chronic disease. Her research spans two areas related to this aim: 1) examination of targeted exercise-based interventions to optimize mobility; and 2) outcomes research in measures of physical function and participation. Examples of ongoing research include fall prevention trials in older adults with COPD and longitudinal studies examining the psychometric properties of clinical balance tests and patient-reported measures of participation. Marla’s research is supported by grants from the Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative, the Canadian Respiratory Research Network and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
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