Brian Maki

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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J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2008 Jun;63(6):595-602
Perry SD, Radtke A, McIlroy WE, Fernie GR, Maki BE
Ind Health. 2008 Jan;46(1):40-50
Maki BE, Perry SD, Scovil CY, Peters AL, McKay SM, Lee TA, Corbeil P, Fernie GR, McIlroy WE
J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2008 Apr;18(2):243-54
Maki BE, Cheng KC, Mansfield A, Scovil CY, Perry SD, Peters AL, McKay S, Lee T, Marquis A, Corbeil P, Fernie GR, Liu B, McIlroy WE
Neurosci Lett. 2007 Jul 18;422(3):207-12
Zettel JL, Scovil CY, McIlroy WE, Maki BE
J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2007;114(10):1279-96
Maki BE, McIlroy WE
Exp Brain Res. 2006 Jun;172(1):85-93
Adkin AL, Quant S, Maki BE, McIlroy WE
Can J Clin Pharmacol. 2005;12(3):e218-21
Holroyd-Leduc JM, Liu BA, Maki BE, Zecevic A, Herrmann N, Black SE

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Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Adjunct Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo
Adjunct Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
Adjunct Member, School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University