Andrea Josse

Assistant Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

344 Norman Bethune College - BC
Keele Campus
Ext. 30038

Email address(es):

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science


PhD - 2011
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

MSc - 2006
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

B. Kin. Hons - 2004
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON.

Selected Publications

  1. Adebero T, McKinlay BJ, Theocharidis A, Root Z, Josse AR, Klentrou P, Falk B. Salivary and Serum Concentrations of Cortisol and Testosterone at Rest and in Response to Intense Exercise in Boys and Men. In press. Pediatric Exercise Science.

  2. Beaudry KM, Ludwa IA, Thomas AM, Ward WE, Falk B, Josse AR. First-year university is associated with greater body weight, body composition and adverse dietary changes in males than females. PLoS One. 2019 Jul 3;14(7):e0218554.

  3. Kouvelioti R, Kurgan N, Falk B, Ward WE, Josse AR, Klentrou P. Cytokine and Sclerostin Response to High-Intensity Interval Running versus Cycling. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Jun 25.

  4. Thomas AM, Beaudry KM, Gammage KL, Klentrou P, Josse AR. Physical Activity, Sport Participation, and Perceived Barriers to Engagement in First-Year Canadian University Students. J Phys Act Health. 2019 Jun 1;16(6):437-446.

  5. Bridge A, Brown J, Snider H, Nasato M, Ward WE, Roy BD, Josse AR. Greek Yogurt and 12 Weeks of Exercise Training on Strength, Muscle Thickness and Body Composition in Lean, Untrained, University-Aged Males. Front Nutr. 2019 Apr 30;6:55.

  6. Kouvelioti R, LeBlanc P, Falk B, Ward WE, Josse AR, Klentrou P. Effects of High-Intensity Interval Running Versus Cycling on Sclerostin, and Markers of Bone Turnover and Oxidative Stress in Young Men. Calcif Tissue Int. 2019 Jun;104(6):582-590.

  7. Kouvelioti R, Kurgan N, Falk B, Ward WE, Josse AR, Klentrou P. Biomed Response of Sclerostin and Bone Turnover Markers to High Intensity Interval Exercise in Young Women: Does Impact Matter? Res Int. 2018 Nov 1;2018:4864952.

  8. Allison DJ, Beaudry KM, Thomas AM, Josse AR, Ditor DS. Changes in nutrient intake and inflammation following an anti-inflammatory diet in spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Oct 2:1-10.

  9. Timmons JA, Atherton PJ, Larsson O, Sood S, Blokhin IO, Brogan RJ, Volmar C, Josse AR, Slenzt C, Wahlestedt CR, Phillips SM, Phillips BE, Gallagher IJ, Kraus WE. A coding and non-coding transcriptomic perspective on the genomics of human metabolic disease. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Jul 9. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky570.

  10. Kouvelioti R, Josse AR, Klentrou P.  The effects of dairy consumption on body composition and bone properties in youth: a systematic review Kouvelioti, R., Josse, A. & Klentrou, P. Effects of dairy consumption on body composition and bone properties in youth: a systematic review Curr Dev Nutr 2017;1:e001214.

  11. Dekker J, Nelson K, Kurgan N, Falk B, Josse AR, Klentrou P. Wnt Signaling-related Osteokines and Transforming Growth Factors Before and After a Single Bout of Plyometric Exercise in Child and Adolescent Females. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2017 Nov 1;29(4):504-512.

  12. Allison DJ, Gabriel DA, Klentrou P, Josse AR, Ditor DS. The influence of chronic inflammation on peripheral motor nerve conduction following spinal cord injury: A randomized clinical trial. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2017 Fall;23(4):377-385

  13. Allison DJ, Josse AR, Gabriel DA, Klentrou P, Ditor DS. Targeting inflammation to influence cognitive function following spinal cord injury: a randomized clinical trial. Spinal Cord. 2017 Jan;55(1):26-32.

  14. Nakhuda A, Josse AR, Gburcik V, Crossland H, Raymond F, Metairon S, Good L, Atherton PJ, Phillips SM, Timmons JA. Biomarkers of browning of white adipose tissue and their regulation during exercise- and diet-induced weight loss. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Sep;104(3):557-65

  15. Cotie LM, Josse AR, Phillips SM, MacDonald MJ. Endothelial Function increases after a 16-week diet and exercise intervention in overweight women. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:327395.

Other Research Outputs

Recent Media Coverage of Research:

Sept 2019 - Toronto Star Online Article - The ‘Freshman 15’ is way worse for men, study says. Available at:

July 2019 - York University Online News - Y-File.  Canadian men gain twice as much weight as women in 1st year university, study says. Available at:

July 2019 - Brock University Online News Article - During first year of university, poor diet and weight gain greater in male students. Available at:

July 2019 - The London Telegraph (UK) Online Article - Average male students put on twice as much weight as females in their first year of university. Available at:

July 2019 - (Baltimore) Article – Men Gain Twice As Much Weight As Women During Freshman Year, Study Finds. Available at:

July 2019 - (NYC) Article - Looks Like Guys Are More Prone to Pack on the 'Freshman 15'. Available at:    

July 2019 - News Article - Canadian men gain twice as much weight as women in 1st year university, study says. Available at:

July 2019 - News Article: Men gain twice as much weight as women during freshman year, study finds. Available at:

June 2019 - Brock University Online News Article – Abundance of interesting research among grad students at Convocation. Available at:



Brock University
Adjunct professor; Department of Kinesiology, Researcher; Centre for Bone and Muscle Health

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital
Affiliate Scientist

York University
Researcher; Muscle Health Research Centre


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Not Indicated

Current Research

Dr. Josse joined York University in January 2019 from Brock University where she has been an assistant professor since 2014. Her research area combines clinical nutrition and exercise physiology in the context of both health and chronic disease, and centres on lifestyle modification strategies and/or training regimens that manipulate diet and exercise to achieve a healthier body composition and/or a beneficial metabolic outcome. She is particularly interested in utilizing diet (i.e. whole foods [including dairy products], nutrients, supplements) with different modes of exercise (i.e. aerobic, resistance, plyometric) to facilitate changes in body weight, body composition, strength and bone turnover in different populations across the lifespan.