Brent E. Faught, PhD

Professor, Health Sciences

Office: AS 328
905 688 5550 x3586
bfaught@brocku.ca

Dr. Brent E. Faught is a Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences. His research expertise is in physical activity epidemiology. Physical activity and relational risk research examines an i n d i v i d u a l ’s decision to adopt a regular physically active lifestyle as a health preventative measure. Brent has examined this relationship in both young and elderly cohorts and with respect to numerous conditions such as stress, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, bulimia, developmental coordination disorder and concussion syndrome. Dr. Faught has graduate school privileges in the Faculties of Applied Health Sciences and Education at Brock University. He currently supervises Ph.D., M.Sc. and M.Ed. graduate students

  • Physical activity epidemiology
  • Pediatric health
  • Public health practicum
  • Health science knowledge retention

CAIRNEY, J., VELDHUIZEN, S., KING-DOWLING, S., FAUGHT, B.E. & HAY, J. (2016, in press). Tracking cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in children with and without motor coordination problems. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS1385). 2

PHILIPS, N., CHIRICO, D., CAIRNEY, J., HAY, J., FAUGHT, B.E. & O’LEARY, D.D. (2016). Arterial stiffness in children with and without probable developmental coordination disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 59, 138-146.

KWAN, M., KING-DOWLING, S., HAY, J., FAUGHT, B.E. & CAIRNEY, J. (2016). Longitudinal examination of objectively-measured physical activity and sedentary time among children with and without significant movement impairments. Human Movement Science, 47, 159-165.

FAUGHT, B.E., LAW, M. & ZAHRADNIK, M. (2016). How much do students remember over time? Longitudinal knowledge retention in traditional versus accelerated learning environments. Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, 4-22.

FAUGHT, B.E., LAW, M. & ZAHRADNIK, M. (2016). Que retiennent les étudiants au fil du temps? Maintien à long terme des connaissances: environnements d’apprentissage traditionnel et accéléré. Conseil Ontarien de la Qualité de L’enseignement Supérieur, 4-22.

CAIRNEY, J., JOSHI, D., KWAN, M., HAY, J. & FAUGHT, B.E. (2015). Children’s Participation in Organized Sport and Physical Activities and Active Free Play: Exploring the Impact of Time, Gender and Neighborhood Household Income using Longitudinal Data. Sociology of Sport Journal, 32(3), 266-283.

MARTIN, B., FAUGHT, B.E., LIU, J., NARUSHIMA, M., CAIRNEY, J. & HAY, J. (2015). Social Competence as a Role-player in the Game between Motor Performance and Organized Sports Participation among School-age Children. Sports and Exercise Medicine, 1(3), 118-125.

ALEXANDER, R., HAY, J., LIU, J., FAUGHT, B.E., ENGEMANN, J. & CAIRNEY, J. (2015). The Influence of Aerobic Fitness on the Relationship between Academic Performance and Motor Proficiency. Universal Journal of Public Health, 3(4), 145-152.

FAUGHT, B.E., SHEAHAN, K., PLYLEY, M., LAW, M., MONTELPARE, W.J. & WIENS, L. (2015). The Role of Intrapartum Intravenous Therapy and Newborn Weight Loss: Challenging the 7% Rule. Clinics in Mother and Child Health, 20(2), 1-4.

JOSHI, D., MISSIUNA, C., HANNA, S., HAY, J., FAUGHT, B.E. & CAIRNEY, J. (2015). Reprint of Relationship between BMI, Waist Circumference, Physical Activity and Developmental Coordination Disorder over Time. Human Movement Science, 42, 307-17.

JOSHI, D., MISSIUNA, C., HANNA, S., HAY, J., FAUGHT, B.E. & CAIRNEY, J. (2015). Relationship between BMI, Waist Circumference, Physical Activity and Developmental Coordination Disorder over Time. Human Movement Science, 40, 237-47.

LAW, M.P., HAY, J., FAUGHT, B.E. & CAIRNEY, J. (2015). Using Waist Circumference Measurements to Enhance the Public’s Understanding of Childhood Obesity: Accounting for Health Literacy. Universal Journal of Public Health, 3(1), 16-21.

VELDHUIZEN, S., CAIRNEY, J. HAY, J.A. & FAUGHT, B.E. (2015). Relative Age Effects in Fitness Testing in a General School Sample: How Relative are they? Journal of Sport Sciences, 33(2), 109-115.

VELDHUIZEN, S., WADE, T., CAIRNEY, J. HAY, J.A. & FAUGHT, B.E. (2014). When and for whom are Relative Age Effects Important? Evidence from a Simple Test of Cardiorespiratory Fitness. American Journal of Human Biology, 26, 476-480.

CAIRNEY, J., VELDHUIZEN, S., KWAN, M., HAY, J. & FAUGHT, B.E. (2014). Biological Age and Sex-related Declines in Physical Activity during Adolescence. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 46(4), 730-735.

HAJNA, S., LIU, J., LEBLANC, P.J., FAUGHT, B.E., MERCHANT, A.T., CAIRNEY, J. & HAY, J. (2014). Association between Family Eating Behaviours and Body Composition Measures in Peri-Adolescents: Results from a Community-based Study of School-aged Children. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 105(1), 15-21.

BATEY, C., MISSIUNA, C., TIMMONS, B., HAY, J.A., FAUGHT, B.E. & CAIRNEY J. (2014). Self-Efficacy toward Physical Activity and the Physical Activity Behavior of Children With and Without Developmental Coordination Disorder. Human Movement Science, 36, 258-271.
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FAUGHT, B.E., RIVILIS, I., KLENTROU, P., CAIRNEY, J., HAY, J., & LIU, J. (2013). Submaximal Oxygen Cost during Incremental Exercise in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(12), 4439-4446.

CHARD, C., MACLEAN, J. & FAUGHT, B.E. (2013). Managing Athletic Department Touch Points: A Case Study of One Institution using Importance-Performance Analysis. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 6, 196-212.

FAUGHT, B.E., DEMETRIADES, S., HAY, J. & CAIRNEY, J. (2013). Does Relative Body Fat Influence the Movement ABC-2 Assessment in Children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder? Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(12), 4433-4438.

KWAN, M., CAIRNEY, J., HAY, J. & FAUGHT, B.E. (2013). Understanding Physical Activity and Motivations for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: An Investigation Using the Theory of Planned Behavior. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(11), 3691-3698.

LUI, J., HAY, J. & FAUGHT, B.E. (2013). The Association of Sleep Disorder, Obesity Status and Diabetes Mellitus among US Adults – The NHANES 2009-2010 Survey Results. International Journal of Endocrinology, (doi:10.1155/2013/234129), 1-6.

PILMER, C.M., PORTER, B., KIRSH, J.A., HICKS, A.L., GLEDHILL, N., JAMNIK, V., FAUGHT, B.E., HILDEBRANDT, D., MCCARTNEY, N., GOW, R.M., GOODMAN, J., MERCIER, D. & KRAHN, A.D. (2013). Scope and Nature of Sudden Cardiac Death before Age 40 in Ontario: A Report from the Cardiac Death Advisory Committee of the Office of the Chief Coroner. Heart Rhythm, 10(4), 517-523.

CAIRNEY, J., KWAN, M., HAY, J. & FAUGHT B.E. (2012). Developmental Coordination Disorder, Gender, and Body Weight: Examining the Impact of Participation in Active Play. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33(5), 1566-1573.

HAJNA, S., LIU, J., LEBLANC, P.J., FAUGHT, B.E., MERCHANT, A.T., CAIRNEY, J. & HAY, J. (2012). Association between Body Composition and Conformity to the Recommendations of Canada’s Food Guide and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet in Peri-adolescence. Public Health Nutrition, 15(10), 1890-1896.

CAIRNEY, J., KWAN, M., VELDHUIZEN, S., HAY, J., BRAY, S.R. & FAUGHT, B.E. (2012). Gender, Perceived Competence and the Enjoyment of Physical Education in Children: A Longitudinal Examination. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9(26), 1-8.

LIU, J., HAY, J., FAUGHT, B.E., WADE, T., CAIRNEY, J., MERCHANT, A.T. & TREVISAN, M. (2012). Family Eating and Activity Habits, Diet Quality and Pre-adolescent Overweight and Obesity. Public Health, doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2012.02.012.

RIVILIS, I., LIU, J., CAIRNEY, J., HAY, J., KLENTROU, P., FAUGHT, B.E. (2012). A Prospective Cohort Study Comparing Workload in Children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33(2), 442-448.

WAHI, G., LEBLANC, P., O’LEARY, D., HAY, J. & FAUGHT, B.E. & CAIRNEY, J. (2012). Metabolic Syndrome in Children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32(6), 2785-2789.

POWER, A., FAUGHT, B.E., PRZYSUCHA, E., MCPHERSON, M. & MONTELPARE, W.J. (2012). Establishing the Test-Retest Reliability & Concurrent Validity for the Repeat Ice Skating Test (RIST) in Adolescent Male Ice Hockey Players. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 16, 69-80.

LIU, J. AKSEER, N., FAUGHT, B.E., CAIRNEY, J. HAY, J. (2012). Use of Leg Length to Height Ratio to Assess the Risk of Childhood Overweight and Obesity: Results from a Longitudinal Cohort Annals of Epidemiology, 22, 120-25.

CHIRICO, D., O’LEARY, D., CAIRNEY, J., HALUKA, K., COVERDALE, N.S., KLENTROU, N., HAY, J. & FAUGHT, B.E. (2012). Longitudinal Assessment of Left Ventricular Structure and Function in Adolescents with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33(2), 717-25.

COVERDALE, N.S., O’LEARY, D.D., FAUGHT, B.E., CHIRICO, D., HAY, J. & CAIRNEY, J. (2012). Baroreflex sensitivity is reduced in adolescents with probable developmental coordination disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33(1), 251-57

  • Clinical Epidemiology: Description and principles of clinical epidemiology. Decision-making strategies for implementing and evaluating clinical research.
  • Health Sciences Thesis: Original research project culminating in a thesis carried out with a faculty supervisor.
  • Medical Sciences Experiential Learning: Experiential learning gained through Med Plus in partnership with area hospitals, practitioners and health organizations.
  • Health: A Canadian Perspective: Canadian contemporary health issues and their application to health behaviour.
  • Public Health Practicum: Public health practicum in which Master of Public Health graduate students will plan, implement and complete a project in collaboration with a healthcare professional organization.