Heart Niagara is proud to collaborate with researchers in the fields of healthcare, health sciences, education, and more. Our data has been used for many publications by our research team and partners.
Our primary research area is adolescent lifestyles and cardiovascular health and risk.
Due to the vast amount of information collected from a large population of adolescents, our data is useful in areas including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, adiposity, smoking tobacco, high cholesterol and physical inactivity. There is very good potential to do longitudinal research with multiple cohorts.
The Heart Niagara Research Program supports over 25 researchers, over 300 physicians and nurse practitioners, over 12, 000 elementary and secondary students and their families, over 200 teachers and four school boards devoted to a broad spectrum of fundamental and clinical research to reduce heart disease, chronic disease and cancer. Research is organized by nine research program areas: heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, adiposity, smoking tobacco, high cholesterol and physical inactivity.