Dean, Faculty of Health (Acting)
Dr. Cheryl Kozey
Cheryl Kozey is Dean of Dalhousie's Faculty of Health (Acting) and professor in the School of Physiotherapy, with cross appointments in Biomedical Engineering and Health and Human Performance. She has held roles as the Interim Director of the School of Biomedical Engineering, the Director of the BioMedic NSERC CREATE training program.
Dr. Kozey is a co-lead of the Innovation in Musculoskeletal Health and Physical Activity collaborative multidisciplinary team and the Co-Director of the Dynamics of Human Motion Research laboratory. As a national and international leader in clinical biomechanics and neuromuscular control, her research is focused on keeping people with bone and joint conditions mobile and physically active so they can maintain health throughout their lifespan. She does this through state of the art body motion tracking, as well as body force and muscle function measures during every day movements, such as walking and comprehensive multivariate statistical analysis techniques. This work is leading to better measures of disease monitoring and in predicting who is at risk for more rapid disease progression so we can improve therapeutic interventions for better outcomes.
Her research lies primarily in two clinical areas, knee arthritis and lower back disorders, two of the most prevalent and costly healthcare problems worldwide, but particularly relevant to Nova Scotia given our higher than average prevalence. While she is interested in improving functional outcomes from all treatments including surgery (such as total knee arthroplasty) her main driving force is to develop early interventions that can thwart the need for surgical interventions, long term medication use and chronic disability.
Her work is funded from a variety of sources including the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Natural Sciences Engineering Research Council and the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Canadian Arthritis Society, the CIHR College of Reviewers and the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Decade Club.
Cheryl Kozey, PhD
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Associate Dean Research (Acting)
Dr. Shaun Boe
Telephone: (902) 494-6360
Fax: (902) 494-1966
Associate Dean Academic (Acting)
Dr. Erna Snelgrove-Clarke
Erna Snelgrove-Clarke is Associate Dean Academic (Acting) of Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Health and an associate professor in the School of Nursing, with a cross appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also the CIHR Embedded Clinical Researcher and a casual staff nurse in the Women’s and Newborn Health Program at the IWK Health Centre. A registered nurse with 31 years of perinatal experience, Erna has a BN (Memorial University), MN (Dalhousie University) and PhD (McGill University).
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Assistant Dean - Innovation
Dr. Derek Rutherford
Interim Director, School of Physiotherapy
Office: Room 418, Forrest Building
Tel: (902) 494-2616