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Lisa Chin, PhD

Department of Rehabilitation Science

Lisa Chin

Dr. Lisa Chin is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science. She is an exercise physiologist with extensive experience in cardiopulmonary exercise testing and research.

Dr. Chin earned her doctorate in Kinesiology and Bachelor's in Physiology and Psychology from The University of Western Ontario (Canada) in 2009 and 2003 respectively. During her post-doctoral training, she collaborated and conducted several research studies at Kobe Design University in Japan. She completed post-doctoral training at the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in clinical exercise and rehabilitation science.

Dr. Chin's interest is in using exercise as a perturbation to understanding human physiology, be it in healthy normal individuals or a clinical population. She has worked with researchers at NIH to examine the effect of aerobic exercise training on cardiorespiratory fitness and health-related quality of life in various clinical conditions such as those with traumatic brain injury, pulmonary arterial hypertension and prostate cancer.


  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Henry M. Jackson Foundation/Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Kobe Design University, Japan
  • PhD, Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • BS, Physiology and Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, Canada