Panagiota (Nota) Klentrou, PhD

Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies,
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Professor, Kinesiology

Office: AS 437
905 688 5550 x4538

Dr. Klentrou is an applied physiologist with expertise in exercise interventions and sport training primarily in children and youth. She has been internationally recognized for her interdisciplinary approach to the study of health risk behaviours and related health outcomes in the adolescent population. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Osteoporosis Canada, and the International Gymnastics Federation. In the last 5 years, Dr. Klentrou’s research is focused on how sexual maturation, inflammation, activity, adiposity and nutrition affect musculoskeletal growth, development and adaptation.

  • Pediatric Physiology
  • Health, Training and Performance in Youth
  • Hormonal Maturation
    • Chair-elect, Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
    • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Osteoporosis Canada
    • Scientific Expert, Fédération International de Gymnastique (FIG)
    • Results Manager of all Gymnastics Events, 2015 Toronto PanAm Games
    • Physical Activity Consultant, CHALLENGE (CO.21) Phase III Study of the Impact of a Physical Activity Program on Disease-Free Survival in Patients with High Risk Stage II or Stage III Colon Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    • Member, North American Society of Pediatric Exercise Medicine (NASPEM)
    • Member, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Dekker J, Nelson K, Kurgan N, Falk F, Josse A, Klentrou P. Wnt Signaling-related osteokines and transforming growth factors before and after a single bout of plyometric exercise in child and adolescent females. Ped. Exerc. Sci., in press.

Ludwa IA, Falk B, Ward WE, Gammage KL, Klentrou P. Mechanical, biochemical and dietary determinants of the functional model of bone development in children. Appl. Physiol. Nutr. Metab., in press, published online first [doi: 10.1139/apnm-2016-0666].

Wilkinson K, Vlachopoulos D, Klentrou P, Ubago-Guisado E, de Moraes AC; Barker AR, Craig A Williams CA, Moreno LA, Gracia-Marco L. Soft tissues, bone mineral density and geometry in active adolescent boys: The PRO-BONE study. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol., in press.

Allison D, Gabriel DA, Klentrou P, Josse AR, and Ditor DS. The influence of chronic inflammation on peripheral motor nerve conduction following spinal cord injury: A randomized clinical trial. Topics Spinal Cord Injury Rehab., in press.

Kurgan N, Tsakiridis E, Kouvelioti R, Moore J, Klentrou P, Tsiani E. Inhibition of human lung cancer cell proliferation and survival by post-exercise serum is associated with inhibition of Akt, mTOR, p70 S6K and Erk1/2. Cancers, 9: 46, 2017 [doi:10.3390/cancers9050046].

Klentrou P. Influence of exercise and training during critical stages of bone growth and development. Ped. Exerc. Sci., 28(2): 178-186, 2016. (Invited review)

Allison D, Josse AR, Gabriel DA, Klentrou P, and Ditor DS. Targeting inflammation to influence cognitive function following spinal cord injury: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Spinal Cord, 21 June 2016. [doi:10.1038/sc.2016.96].

Moore J, Megaly M, MacNeil AJ, Klentrou P, Tsiani E. Rosemary extract reduces Akt/mTOR/p70S6K activation and inhibits proliferation and survival of A549 human lung cancer cells. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 83:725-732, 2016. [doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2016.07.043].

Klentrou P, Giannopoulou A, McKinley B, Wallace P, Muir C, Falk B, Mack D. Salivary cortisol and testosterone responses to resistance and plyometric exercise in 12-14 year old boys, Appl. Physiol. Nutr. Metab., 41: 1-5, 2016.

Lamarche L, Gammage KL, Kerr G, Faulkner G, and Klentrou P. Psychological and Cortisol Responses to a Body Image Threat: Addressing the Challenges of Actual Threat Exposure in an Ethical Manner. SAGE Open, 1-9, April-June 2016. [doi: 10.1177/2158244016642378].

Falk B, Haddad F, Klentrou P, Ward W, Kish K, Mezil M, Radom-Aizik S. Differential sclerostin and parathyroid hormone response to exercise in boys and men. Osteporosis Int., 27(3): 1245-1249, 2016.

Chirico C, Liu L, Klentrou P, Shoemaker JK, and O’Leary DD. Examining the effects of sex and pubertal maturation on cardiovagal baroreflex sensitivity in children and adolescents. J. Pediatrics, 167(5): 1067–1073, 2015.

Kish K, Mezil Y, Ward WE, Klentrou P, and Falk B. Effects of a single session of plyometric exercise on markers of bone turnover in boys and men. Eur. J. Applied Physiol., 115: 2115–2124, 2015.

Cook O, Frost G, Twose D, Wallman L, Falk B, Galea V, Adkin A, and Klentrou P. CAN-flip: a pilot gymnastics program for children with cerebral palsy. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 32: 349-370, 2015.

Akseer N, Kish K, Rigby WA, Greenway M, Klentrou P, Wilson PM, and Falk B. Does bracing affect bone health in women with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? Scoliosis, 10:5, 2015. [doi: 10.1186/s13013-015-0031-1].

Chirico D, Wade T, Cairney J, Klentrou P, and O’Leary D. Evidence of a hyperkinetic state in children with elevated blood pressure. Ann. Human Biol., 42(3): 246-252, 2015.

Mezil Y, Allison D, Kish K, Ditor D, Tsiani L, Ward W, and Klentrou P. Response of bone turnover markers and cytokines to high-intensity low-impact exercise. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., 47: 1495-1502, 2015.

Cline L, Mandigo J, Klentrou P, and Roy B. A School-Based Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program for Canadian Elementary Students. Revue phénEPS/PHEnex Journal 6(3): 1-15, 2014.

Lamarche L, Gammage KL, Klentrou P, and Adkin AL. What will they think? Self-presentational concerns and balance-related outcomes in older women. Experimental Aging Res., 40(4): 426-435, 2014.

Russell C, Papadopoulos E, Mezil Y, Ludwa IA, Wells GD, Plyley M, Greenway M, and Klentrou P*. Acute versus chronic supplementation of sodium citrate on 200m performance in adolescent swimmers. J. Int. Society Sports Nutr., 11:26, 2014. [doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-11-26].

Papadopoulos E, Muir C, Russell C, Timmons BW, Falk B, and Klentrou P. Stress and Immunity responses during a week leading to competition in adolescent swimmers. J. Immunol. Res., vol. 2014, Article ID 234565, 7 pages, 2014. [doi:10.1155/2014/234565]

Lamarche L, Gammage KL, Kerr G, Faulkner G, and Klentrou P. Examining psychobiological responses to an anticipatory body image threat in women. J. Appl. Biobehavioral Res., 19(2): 127-143, 2014.

  • Human Systems Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Growth and Development
  • Marilyn Rose Graduate Leadership Award, 2017
  • Graduate students’ nominee for the Graduate Mentorship Award, 2013
  • Undergraduate Students’ nominee, TVO’s Best Lecturer competition, 2010
  • Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence Award, Brock University, 2009 Current Research Funding:
  • MITACS – Own The Podium, “Nutritional and exercise recovery strategies to improve sports performance in young athletes – the need for protein”, 2016-2020
  • NSERC, “Factors affecting the osteogenic exercise threshold”, 2015-2020
  • CIHR, “Brock Healthy Youth Project”(co-investigator), 2016-2021
  • DAIRY FARMERS OF CANADA, “Effects of a weight management intervention with increased dairy intake on body composition and bone health in overweight and obese girls” (co-investigator), 2015-2017