Takaoka, Alyson

Takaoka Alyson Alyson Takaoka, BScKin

McMaster University

Member: Research Management Committee

CFN Interdisciplinary Fellow 2018

Supervisor: Michelle Kho

Alyson Takaoka completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at McGill University and is currently a Master’s student at McMaster University in the Health Research Methodology program. She works as a member of the critical care research team at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. 

One of Alyson’s primary research interests is understanding how we can assist older Canadians living with frailty to navigate their stay in the intensive care unit, understand the functional implications of their critical illness, and optimize their recovery.  

Alyson is completing her Interdisciplinary Fellowship with the CFN under the supervision of Dr. Michelle Kho. Her independent project will look at the association between frailty, physical function, and strength in critically ill patients participating in a study comparing in-bed cycling plus routine physiotherapy versus routine physiotherapy alone. 

Amongst her activities with the CFN, Alyson is the HQP Representative for the Research Management Committee and is working with her online collaborative group on a scoping review to explore the stigma associated with frailty and aging. She looks forward to developing an interdisciplinary understanding on how to address future challenges faced by the aging population.