William J. Montelpare

Professor; Margaret and Wallace McCain Chair in Human Development and Health
(902) 620-5186
Applied Human Sciences
Health Sciences Building, 122
PhD (Toronto)

Dr. Montelpare graduated from the University of Toronto with a Ph.D. in Community Health specializing in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Exercise Science. He started his academic career in 1986 as an Assistant Professor at Brock University in St. Catharines where he served as the first Director of the Health Studies Program from 1991-1998 when it was granted official program status by the Legislative Assembly in the Province of Ontario.  In July 1998, Dr. Montelpare moved to Lakehead University where he served as the Director of the School of Kinesiology until January 1, 2001 when he was seconded to the role of Acting Dean of Graduate studies, a position he held until July 2003. While in the role of Acting Dean he co-developed the first Masters of Public Health (MPH) program to be offered in Canada, and to be offered completely online. In 2010 he accepted a research chair at the University of Leeds (Leeds, UK) and was appointed as Professor of Allied Health Sciences. He returned to Canada in July 2012 as the inaugural, Margaret and Wallace McCain Chair in Human Development and Health at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Throughout his academic career he has taught thousands of students in statistics, research methods, exercise physiology, and health courses, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has been elected to the Senates of both Brock and Lakehead Universities, and served on several university, Regional, Provincial and National committees in areas related to university issues as well as within the disciplines of Heath, and in Exercise Science.  As a respected researcher he has been invited to serve on more than 75 graduate thesis committees, research review boards, research grant evaluation committees, Faculty program reviews, and as external examiner for Graduate Dissertations, as well as Promotion and Tenure reviews. His current areas of research include the epidemiology of physical activity related injuries, return to play criteria, and research on human development from pre-conception through gestation to the first 2,000 days.

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