Prior to moving to TRI in 2012, Brian Maki was Director of the Centre for Studies in Aging at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where his research lab was based from 1987 to 2012. Trained in biomechanical engineering, his primary research interests involve the biomechanics and neural control of balance and movement. His research has focused primarily on the problem of falling in older adults: understanding age-related balance impairment, developing improved methods for assessing balance and predicting fall risk, and developing new interventions to prevent falls and related injuries. His work has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) continuously since 1989, and he has also received funding from other Canadian agencies, from the U.S. National Institute on Aging and from private industry. He has held a CIHR Senior Investigator career award (1999-2004), was the leader of a CIHR New Emerging Team (2002-07), and currently leads a CIHR Mobility in Aging Team (2008-2016). He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and has supervised or co-supervised more than 50 research fellows and students. His work has resulted in three patents and has influenced nine national and international building codes.

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Exp Gerontol. 2019 Aug 01;:110676
Borrelli JR, Zabukovec J, Jones S, Junod CA, Maki BE
Physiother Res Int. 2019 Jun 17;:e1787
Borrelli JR, Junod CA, Inness EL, Jones S, Mansfield A, Maki BE
Appl Ergon. 2019 Apr;76:20-31
Komisar V, Nirmalanathan K, King EC, Maki BE, Novak AC
Appl Ergon. 2016 Jan;52:275-84
Novak AC, Komisar V, Maki BE, Fernie GR
Appl Ergon. 2015 Nov;51:9-17
Yamaguchi T, Hsu J, Li Y, Maki BE
PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0120568
Sibley KM, Howe T, Lamb SE, Lord SR, Maki BE, Rose DJ, Scott V, Stathokostas L, Straus SE, Jaglal SB
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Oct;23(10):1088-97
Iaboni A, Banez C, Lam R, Jones SA, Maki BE, Liu BA, Flint AJ


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Adjunct Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
Adjunct Member, School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University