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Dr. Eli Puterman

Associate Professor Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Physical Activity and Health

School of Kinesiology

University of British Columbia

Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)

Fitness, Aging, & Stress Lab (FAST Lab)

Dr. Eli Puterman is an associate professor and the Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Health (2015-2025), and was a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar (2016-2021). He is the Director of the Fitness, Aging, and Stress Lab where he and his team develop, evaluate, and disseminate physical activity programs and initiatives among hard-to-reach populations, and incorporates psychological and biological markers of health and wellbeing measured both within laboratory and in situ settings. He currently holds funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research to pilot the Positively Dance Program, an initiative led by, for, and with women living with HIV in the Lower Mainland to improve health and wellbeing through group dance.

Area of Research Expertise
Hard-to-reach; Movement-based interventions; Exercise; Lifespan adversity; Mobile apps