DARREN WARBURTON

Professor of Physical Activity Promotion; Researcher; Indigenous Leader

Dr. Darren Warburton is a Professor and the co-Director of the Physical Activity Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit (UBC). He is the inaugural Scholar within the Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology program, and the founder of the Cardiovascular Physiology and Rehabilitation Laboratory and the Indigenous Physical Activity and Health program at UBC. He was also the director of the Sport Cardiology and Musculoskeletal Assessment Research Team (SMART 2010) for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

An expert in conducting surveys on health and fitness matters, his research spans the spectrum of Indigenous health and wellness, elite athletic performance, childhood health, and the treatment of patients with chronic disease and/or disability.