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Dawn Gill, PhD, BHSc

Clinical Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Reserach Associate, Lawson Health Research Institute

Contact Information
National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
Box 354983

Lawson Health Research Institute
Aging, Rehabilitation & Geriatric Care Research Centre
801 Commissioners Rd East, Suite B3002
London, Ontario N6C 5J1, Canada
Tel: 519-685-4292
Fax: 519-685-4071

Research Interests
Dr. Gill's primary research interests involve the aging population. Her specific interests include: functional decline in neurodegenerative, vascular and other conditions causing dementia; physical activity measurement and evaluation; survey methodology; and accidental falls and related injuries in older adults.

PhD, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, University of Western Ontario 2008
BHSc, Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario 2001

Selected Publications
Gill DP, Koepsell TD, Hubbard RA, Kukull WA. Risk of decline in functional activities in dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer disease. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 2011; 25(1): 17-23

Nguyen HQ, Burr R, Gill DP, Colman K. Validation of the StepWatch device for measurement of free-living ambulatory activity in patients with COPD. J Nurs Meas 2011; 19(2).

Nguyen HQ, Gill DP, Wolpin S, Steele BG, Benditt JO. Pilot study of a cell phone-based exercise persistence intervention post-rehabilitation for COPD. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2009; 4(2): 301-313.

Gill DP, Zou GY, Jones GR, Speechley M. Comparison of regression models for the analysis of fall risk factors in older veterans. Ann Epidemiol 2009; 19(8): 523-530.

Brandon CA, Gill DP, Speechley M, Gilliland J, Jones GR. Physical activity levels of older community-dwelling adults are influenced by summer weather variables. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2009; 34(2): 182-190.

Gill DP, Jones GR, Zou GY, Speechley M. The Phone-FITT: A brief physical activity interview for older adults. J Aging Phys Act 2008; 16(3): 292-315.

Gill DP, Zou GY, Jones GR, Speechley M. Injurious falls are associated with lower household but higher recreational physical activities in community-dwelling older male veterans. Gerontology 2008; 54: 106-115.

Speechley M, Belfry S, Borrie MJ, Bray Jenkyn K, Crilly R, Gill DP, McLean S, Stolee S, Vandervoort AV, Jones GR. Risk factors for falling among community-dwelling veterans and their caregivers. Can J Aging 2005; 24(3): 261-274

Last Reviewed on 8/1/2011

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