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Leadership in Aging





The Brookdale Foundation Group


Frank W. Burr Blvd

Suite 13

Teaneck, NJ









Maria Fiatarone Singh, MD

The loss of muscle strength with aging is an important and poorly understood phenomenon. Can some of this deterioration be prevented with proper nutrition and exercise? Dr. Fiatarone Singh investigates the relationship between muscle function, physical activity levels, nutritional status, and chronic diseases in the frail elderly. Her studies include the role of exercise and muscle dysfunction in frailty, osteoporosis, hip fracture, congestive heart failure, diabetes, stroke, depression, and chronic renal failure. Additionally, intervention studies, using strength training and/or nutritional supplementation, are being conducted to determine the reversibility of this muscle dysfunction, as well as its relationship to falls, disease frailty, and functional dependency in this population.

Currently a Professor at the School of Exercise and Sport Science and Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Dr. Fiatarone Singh is a graduate of the University of California Medical School at San Diego. She trained in Internal Medicine at Boston University and in Geriatric Medicine at UCLA. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University with Honors in French Literature.

Brookdale Fellow Class of 1988