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Dr. Anita Coté
Trinity Western University
Applied (Clinical and Engineering Applications)
Dr. Coté is an Assistant Professor in the School of Human Kinetics at Trinity Western University, and Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine (Pediatrics) at the University of British Columbia. As Canada Research Chair in Cardiovascular Adaptation to Exercise, Dr. Coté’s research focuses on how the female heart adapts to exercise beginning in childhood and how lifelong exercise may confer cardioprotection for individuals with increased risk.
In order to understand how exercise elicits changes to the heart and blood vessels during normal growth and development and throughout adulthood, Dr. Coté’s research uses advanced imaging modalities, novel exercise strategies, and biomarker analyses. Through long-term tracking of exercise patterns relative to structural and functional changes in the heart and blood vessels, Dr. Coté hopes to address some important gaps in understanding the progression of CVD risk in women while also informing CVD prevention and treatment strategies, aimed at improving the health of all Canadians.