Darlene Reid

Darlene Reid, PhD

Dr. Reid obtained her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (PT) from the University of Manitoba in 1979 and her PhD from the University of British Columbia in 1988. She was a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia and recently moved to the University of Toronto in the fall of 2014. She began her tenure as Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy in January 2015.
Dr. Reid is a clinical scientist whose investigations have spanned basic sciences, clinical and translational research. Her research has focused on the dysfunction of the inspiratory and limb muscles in chronic disease, which involved the quantification of muscle structure and function at the cellular and macroscopic level. Dr. Reid has directed her current research towards using non-invasive tools that can be taken to the bedside including wireless near-infrared spectroscopy, dynamometry, and inclinometry. Recent projects have examined the underlying etiology of pain in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the deoxygenation of the respiratory muscles during different loading regimens in healthy people and those living with COPD. She has forged research collaborations nationally and internationally, with researchers in Europe, Japan and Brazil. Dr. Reid supervises research trainees at the MSc, PhD and PDF level in Rehabilitation Sciences and is also interested in collaborating with visiting research scientists.
Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2017 Sep 22;:
Tanaka T, Basoudan N, Melo LT, Wickerson L, Brochard LJ, Goligher EC, Reid WD
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Sep 20;:
Goligher EC, Dres M, Fan E, Rubenfeld GD, Scales DC, Herridge MS, Vorona S, Sklar MC, Rittayamai N, Lanys A, Murray A, Brace D, Urrea C, Reid WD, Tomlinson G, Slutsky AS, Kavanagh BP, Brochard LJ, Ferguson ND
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2017 Mar 02;:jap.00046.2017
Ramsook AH, Molgat-Seon Y, Schaeffer MR, Wilkie SS, Camp PG, Reid WD, Romer LM, Guenette JA
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Nov 17;:
Chen YW, Camp PG, Coxson HO, Road JD, Guenette JA, Hunt MA, Reid WD
J Strength Cond Res. 2016 Jul 26;
Kubas C, Chen YW, Echeverri S, McCann S, Denhoed M, Walker C, Kennedy C, Reid WD
J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2016 Jul-Aug;36(4):279-87
Reid WD, Sheel AW, Shadgan B, Garland SJ, Road JD
Eur J Appl Physiol. 2016 Feb 18;
Basoudan N, Shadgan B, Guenette JA, Road J, Reid WD
Phys Ther Sport. 2015 Aug 13;
Sales AT, Fregonezi GA, Ramsook AH, Guenette JA, Lima IN, Reid WD


Member, TRI Mobility team and Sleep & Upper Airway team
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto