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Andrea Brennan, PhD

Andrea Brennan, PhD

Behavioral Research Scientist

Translational Research

Andrea Brennan

Overview

Dr. Andrea Brennan is a Biobehavioral Research Scientist at AdventHealth Research Institute. Dr. Brennan earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada under the supervision of Dr. Robert Ross. She joined AdventHealth as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2019 where she studied the role of exercise and nutrition in aging and obesity, with a special focus on skeletal muscle composition and regional adiposity. She is trained in body composition imaging (MRI, DEXA), immunohistochemistry, and cardiometabolic risk factor assessment and has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts in the field of exercise RCTs, lifestyle treatment of obesity, and response variability. Her current research interests include the interaction between nutrition and movement-based strategies for disease risk in special populations.

Articles

A small change approach to prevent long-term weight gain in adults with overweight and obesity: a randomized controlled trial

CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL

2022

Weight Loss and Exercise Differentially Affect Insulin Sensitivity, Body Composition, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Muscle Strength in Older Adults With Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Trial

JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY SERIES A-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL SCIENCES

2021

Integrating Exercise Counseling Into the Medical School Curriculum: A Workshop-Based Approach Using Behavior Change Techniques

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LIFESTYLE MEDICINE

2021

Individual Response Variation in the Effects of Weight Loss and Exercise on Insulin Sensitivity and Cardiometabolic Risk in Older Adults

FRONTIERS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY

2020

Individual Response to Standardized Exercise: Total and Abdominal Adipose Tissue

MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE

2020

An appraisal of the SDIR as an estimate of true individual differences in training responsiveness in parallel-arm exercise randomized controlled trials

PHYSIOLOGICAL REPORTS

2019

Individual Response to Standardized Exercise: Total and Abdominal Adipose Tissue.

Medicine and science in sports and exercise

2019

Individual Variability in Waist Circumference and Body Weight in Response to Exercise

MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE

2019

Depot-Specific Adipose Tissue Metabolite Profiles and Corresponding Changes Following Aerobic Exercise

FRONTIERS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY

2018

Separate Effects of Exercise Amount and Intensity on Adipose Tissue and Skeletal Muscle Mass in Adults with Abdominal Obesity

Obesity

2018

Education & Training

Education

Queen's University, Canada