We strive to have a positive impact on people’s lives which is why our researchers are dedicated to improving health across the lifespan.

Whether looking at tropical diseases, risk factors of children and youth, improving senior’s fitness or understanding how physical activity and recreation can improve our well-being, our research is innovative and cutting-edge.

Brock is in the forefront of research that identifies and studies mosquitos that carry the Zika virus.

The Brock‐Niagara Centre for Health and Well‐Being conducts a wide array of research among people living with chronic health conditions and physical challenges. The research focuses on disease management and the related social and health complications.

Arising out of this research are four key exercise programs for the Niagara community: the Heart Strong Program, for people with known cardiovascular disease; Power Cord, for people with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and amputations; Brock T.E.A.M., accessible workout facilities for amputees; and Senior Fit, an exercise program designed for men and women 55 years of age and older.

Another noteworthy facility is Brock’s Environmental Ergonomics Lab (EEL), which features an environmental tank and chamber. Researchers can manipulate temperature and oxygen levels simultaneously over a wide range to determine the effects of environmental stress on human physiology and performance.

Brock has a strong research focus on bone health and osteoporosis. Our researchers examine how physical fitness cultivates healthy bones and the role of food components in the regulation of bone health, with the long-term goal of developing nutritional strategies that prevent bone loss, preserve bone structure, and ultimately reduce the risk of fragility fractures.

Across the University, our researchers tackle a wide array of health and wellness challenges. Our strong research areas include nursing, nutrition, diet and exercise, muscle growth and development, among others.