Ryan Falck

Dr. Ryan Stanley Falck’s research investigates how to promote healthy cognitive aging through lifestyle. He received his PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of British Columbia in 2020. His doctoral thesis examined the dynamic relationships and specific impacts of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep on the cognitive health of older adults at risk for dementia.

Since graduating, he has been investigating how each of these behaviours are associated with cognitive health, and whether these relationships are age and sex dependent. As an MSFHR Research Trainee, Ryan will join the laboratory of Professor Roger Tam in the University of British Columbia’s School of Biomedical Engineering. His research project will examine whether artificial intelligence machine learning can be used to identify dementia risk from 24-hour wrist-worn actigraphy data in the UK Biobank Study. This project may provide a non-invasive and sensitive method for identifying individuals at greater risk for cognitive decline and dementia.

For an up-to-date list of publications by Ryan, please see Google Scholar.