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Dr. Glen P. Kenny is a Full Professor of Physiology at the University of Ottawa and holds a University Research Chair in Environmental Medicine and an Industry Research Chair in Human Environmental Physiology. He is director of the Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the American College of Sports Medicine. Over the past 27 years, he has been a principal investigator of numerous studies directed primarily at understanding the human heat stress response. His work is unique in that it employs the world’s only direct calorimeter [a device for making very precise measurements of body heat exchange (i.e., evaporative and dry heat loss)] to assess the physiological consequences of heat stress under a wide array of environmental conditions in different population groups. These include elite athletes, warfighters, first responders, workers, individuals with chronic diseases (i.e., diabetes, hypertension, obesity), burn patients, elderly and others. His work has been instrumental in redefining new standards for physical activity and work in hot environments, which includes exposure limits, hydration requirements, clothing systems, cooling interventions, heat monitoring and management protocols, and others. In addition, he has led numerous randomized clinical trials evaluating exercise interventions in managing the health and fitness of individuals including heat-vulnerable workers. He has authored over 430 peer-reviewed papers on human thermoregulation as well as physical activity and health.
1994-1996, Postdoctoral Fellow, Physical Education and Recreation Studies, Laboratory for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Environmental Medicine)
1994, Ph.D. (Physiology), Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa.
1990, M.Sc. (Exercise Physiology), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa.
1987, B.Sc. (Kinanthropology), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
Director, Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit
Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Science
Affiliate Investigator, Clinical Epidemiological Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Investigator, Institute of Population Health
Member of the Medical and Science Advisory Board of the Korey Stringer Institute, University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education
Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Wollongong, Faculty of Medicine, Wollongong, Australia
Member of the American Physiological Society
Member of the American College of Sports Medicine
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