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Dr. Cindy Barha , PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Kinesiology

University of Calgary

Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)

Dr. Cindy Barha, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Dr. Barha is a translational neuroscientist with training in behavioural neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary biology, epidemiology, and neuroendocrinology. Her research examines how genetics and hormone-related life events interact to alter cognitive and brain trajectories across the lifespan and to determine how these factors affect pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment efficacy in older age. Currently, Dr. Barha is examining sex differences in the effect of exercise on brain health in older adults. She is currently funded by the Alzheimer’s Association (USA) and Brain Canada.

Area of Research Expertise
Sex differences; Hormones; Exercise; Parity; Cognition