Manyanga, Dr. Taru

Taru Manyanga
PhD (University of Ottawa) Assistant Professor
Email: Phone:
  • Prince George


Dr. Taru Manyanga is a registered physical therapist with a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Ottawa.

Research and Expertise

Dr. Manyanga is interested in the surveillance of movement behaviours among healthy and clinical populations, using context-specific measurement instruments, especially in rural/remote and resource-limited settings. The overall goal of Taru's research is to combine clinical physical therapy and epidemiological/population health approaches in developing and implementing lifestyle behavior interventions to promote active healthy living across the life-course. His research also focuses on global/international comparisons of movement behaviours among children and adolescents.

Research Fields:
  • Health
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Rural Health Services
  • Youth
Areas of Expertise:

Physical Therapy, Population Health, Lifestyle Behaviors (sleep, sedentary behavior, physical activity), Body Composition/ Metabolic Syndrome

Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises in:
  • MSc Health Sciences