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Janet Pritchard
Janet Pritchard
Assistant Professor
IWC 219B
(905) 525-9140 ext. 20029
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Joint Appointment, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

Dr. Pritchard completed a PhD in Medical Sciences (Physiology and Pharmacology) at McMaster University and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics. The focus of her PhD and postdoc work was on the assessment of bone quality in older adults with type 2 diabetes, the assessment of frailty in clinical practice, and on the use of electronic decision support systems for the dissemination of clinical practice guidelines. Dr. Pritchard teaches in the Life Sciences and Kinesiology Programs.

aging, nutrition, protein, sarcopenia, frailty, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, community engagement, service learning, intergenerational learning

LifeSci 2N03

LifeSci 3G03 (formerly 3Z03)

LifeSci 4W03

Kinesiol 3Y03

Kinesiol 4SS3

Kinesiol 4B03

My research interests are focused in the fields of aging sciences and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I conduct clinical research with undergraduate students to learn more about the determinants of healthy aging, and specifically, how nutrition and physical activity can promote preservation of musculoskeletal health. I am also interested in understanding the impact of community engagement projects and intergenerational learning experiences on undergraduate student learning.

Pritchard JM, Kennedy CC, Karampatos S, Ioannidis G, Marr S, Patterson C, Woo T, Papaioannou A. Measuring frailty in clinical practice: a comparison of physical frailty assessment methods in a geriatric out-patient clinic. BMC Geriatrics 2017;17:264-272

Pritchard JM, Papaioannou A, Schwarcz HP, Adachi JD, DeBeer J, Winemaker M, Avram V, Willett T. A comparison of collagen cross-link content in bone specimens from elective total hip arthroplasty patients with and without type 2 diabetes. Journal of Bone Reports and Recommendations 2016;2(3): 1-5.

Pritchard JM, Karampatos S, Ioannidis G, Adachi JD, Thabane L, Nash L, Mehan U, Kozak J, Feldman S, Hirsch S, Jovaisas AV, Cheung A, Lohfeld L, Papaioannou A. Osteoporosis Guideline Implementation in Family Medicine Using Electronic Medical Records. Can Fam Physician 2016;62:e326-33.

Karampatos S, Papaioannou A, Beattie KA, Maly MR, Chan A, Adachi JD, Pritchard JM. The reliability of segmentation methodology for assessing intramuscular adipose tissue and other soft tissue compartments of lower leg MRI images. MAGMA. 2016;29(2):237-44.

Pritchard JM, Karampatos S, Beattie KA, Giangregorio LM, Ioannidis G, Atkinson SA, Thabane L, Gerstein H, Punthakee Z, Adachi JD, Papaioannou A. The Relationship between Intramuscular Adipose Tissue, Functional Mobility, and Strength in Postmenopausal Women with and without Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Aging Research 2015; Article ID 872726, 9 pages.

Pritchard JM, Giangregorio LM, Atkinson SA, Beattie KA, Inglis D, Ioannidis G, Gerstein H, Punthakee Z, Adachi JD, Papaioannou A. Changes in trabecular bone microarchitecture in postmenopausal women with and without type 2 diabetes: A two year longitudinal study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013; 14:114.

Pritchard JM, Papaioannou A, Tomowich C, Giangregorio LM, Atkinson SA, Beattie KA, Adachi JD, DeBeer J, Winemaker M, Avram V, Schwarcz HP. Bone mineralization is elevated and less heterogeneous in adults with type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis compared to controls with osteoarthritis alone. Bone 2013; 54: 76-82.

Pritchard JM, Giangregorio LM, Atkinson SA, Beattie KA, Inglis D, Ioannidis G, Punthakee Z, Adachi JD, Papaioannou A. Postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes have larger holes in the trabecular bone at the distal radius compared to controls. Arthritis Care & Research 2012; 64(1): 83-91.

Fraser LA, Pritchard JM, Ioannidis G, Giangregorio LM, Adachi JD, Papaioannou A, Leslie WD. Clinical risk factors for fracture in diabetes: A matched cohort analysis. Journal of Clinical Densitometry 2011; 14(4): 416-21.

Papaioannou A, Kennedy CC, Giangregorio L, Ioannidis G, Pritchard JM, Hanley DA, Farrauto L, DeBeer J, Adachi JD. A randomized controlled trial of vitamin D dosing strategies after acute hip fracture: No advantage of loading doses over daily supplementation. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011, 12:135.

Pritchard JM, Giangregorio LM, Ioannidis G, Papaioannou A, Adachi JD, Leslie WD. Ankle fractures do not predict osteoporotic fractures in women with or without diabetes. Osteoporosis International 2011; 23(3): 957-62.

Pritchard JM, Seechurn T, Atkinson SAA. A Food Frequency Questionnaire for the Assessment of Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin K: A Pilot Validation Study. Nutrients 2010; 2(8): 805-819.

Mullen KL, Pritchard J, Ritchie I, Snook LA, Chabowski A, Bonen A, Wright D, Dyck DJ.. Adiponectin resistance precedes the accumulation of skeletal muscle lipids and insulin resistance in high-fat-fed rats. American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrated and Comparative Physiology 2009; 296: R243-251.

Labuda A, Papaioannou A, Pritchard J, Kennedy CC, DeBeer J, Adachi JD. Prevalence of Osteoporosis in Osteoarthritic Patients Undergoing Total Hip or Total Knee Arthroplasty. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008; 89: 2373-2374.

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