Nick Bray


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Ph:  902-585-1533
Office:  AAC 384

  • Exercise Neuroscience
  • Personal Health
  • Applied Human Physiology 2
  • Training Methods
  • Entrepreneurship in Healthcare


Scholarly Expertise
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology - Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP)
  • Multimodal (physical exercise, cognitive training, and/or vitamin D) interventions
  • Sex differences in aging with a focus on frailty and mild cognitive impairment
  • Tools: fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and robotic dynamometers
Community Service

Google Scholar Page


  • Bray NW, Pieruccini-Faria F, Bartha R, et al. The effect of physical exercise on functional brain network connectivity in older adults with and without cognitive impairment. A systematic review. Mech Ageing Dev. 2021;196:111493.
  • O’Brien MW, Bray NW, Kivell MJ, and Fowles JR. A Scoping Review of Exercise Referral Schemes Involving Qualified Exercise Professionals in Primary Health Care. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2021; In-Press.
  • Bray NW, Jones GJ, Rush KL, et al. Multi-Component Exercise with High-Intensity, Free-Weight, Functional Resistance Training in Pre-Frail Females: A Quasi-Experimental, Pilot Study. J frailty aging. 2020;9(2):111–7.
  • Montero‐Odasso M, Sarquis‐Adamson Y, Song HY, Bray NW, et al. Polypharmacy, Gait Performance, and Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Results from the Gait and Brain Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019;67(6).
  • Bray NW, Doherty TJ, and Montero‐Odasso M. The Effect of High Dose Vitamin D3 on Physical Performance in Frail Older Adults. A Feasibility Study. J frailty aging. 2018;7(3):155–61.
  • Bray NW, et al. The effect of a multi-domain intervention on functional cerebral network connectivity in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI): Results from the SYNERGIC Trial. Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS) Annual Scientific Meeting. Virtual, May 2021
  • Montero Odasso M, Speechley MR, Camicioli R, Kamkar N, Tian Q, Ferrucci L, Bray NW, et al. Dual-Decline in Gait and Cognition is associated with future Dementia. Evidence for a Phenotype. Gerontological Society of America. Philadelphia, USA, Nov 2020.
  • Montero-Odasso M, Kamkar N, Sarquis-Adamson Y, Pieruccini-Faria F, Bray NW, et al. Falls Risk Stratification: When is ‘Low Risk’ not Low Risk? American Geriatrics Society Annual General Meeting. Long Beach, USA, May 2020.
  • Montero-Odasso M, Sakurai R, Bray NW, et al. Dynapenia is Associated with Executive Dysfunction. Results from the Gait and Brain Study. International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research. Miami, USA, Feb 2019.
  • Bray NW, et al. Exercise to Reverse Frailty in Older Females. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual General Meeting. Winnipeg, Canada, Oct 2017.


Curriculum Vitae