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Veronique Pepin, PhD

Professor, Department of Health, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

Veronique Pepin, PhD

I am a kinesiologist with work experience and postgraduate training in the areas of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and training in individuals with chronic diseases. With my team, I have established a research infrastructure in CPET and pulmonary rehabilitation at the Centre de recherche du CIUSSS-NIM, where I hold a researcher position (based at the Centre Jean-Jacques-Gauthier). I have been a research member of the PERFORM Centre - now part of Concordia's School of Health - since its beginnings and conduct research there as well. I currently serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Thoracic Society. 


Postdoctorate (Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec),

Ph.D. (Arizona State University),

M.Sc. (East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania),

B.Sc. (Université de Montréal).

Research interests

Effects of aerobic exercise interventions on various health parameters, such as exercise capacity and/or tolerance, cognitive function, psychological status, and quality of life in people with different chronic conditions (e.g., COPD, obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, etc.).


Physical activity and sleep patterns in cardiopulmonary diseases.


Postdoctoral fellows, graduate (MSc, PhD), and undergraduate (honours) students who are interested in participating in this research may contact me at:


Selected publications

Maïano C, Hue O, Moullec G,
Pepin V (codirectors). Guide d’intervention en Activités Physiques Adaptées à l’intention des Kinésiologues. Québec (Québec): Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2020. ISBN 978-2-7605-5441-2.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles
Rosenstein B, Smyrnova A, Rizk A, Escudier F, Gagnon JF,
Pepin V. Short- and Long-Term Changes in Cognitive Function After Exercise-Based Rehabilitation in People with COPD: A Pilot Study. Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine 2021; 5(5): 300-309. DOI: 10.1080/24745332.2020.1790060.

Mograss M, Crosetta M, Abi-Jaoude J, Frolova E, Robertson E,
Pepin V, Dang-Vu TT. Exercising before a nap benefits memory better than napping or exercising alone. Sleep 2020; 43(9): zsaa062. DOI: 10.1093/sleep/zsaa062

Desveaux L, Harrison S, Gagnon JF, Goldstein R, Brooks D, Pepin V. Effects of Exercise Training on Cognition in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review. Respiratory Medicine 2018; 139: 110-116.

ParwantaZ, Chan-Thim E, Moullec G, Pepin V.Diurnal Physical Activity Patterns in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Journal ofCardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 2018; 38(5): E9-E11.

Dubé BP, Mesbahi M, Beaucage F, Pepin V. Reliability of the determination of the ventilatory threshold in patients with COPD. Medicine & Science in Sports& Exercise 2016; 48(2): 210-218.

Rizk AK, Wardini R, Chan-Thim E, Bacon SL, Lavoie K, Pepin V. Acute Responses to Exercise-Training and Relationship with Exercise Adherence in COPD. Chronic Respiratory Disease 2015; 12(4): 329-339.

Holland AE, Spruit MA, Troosters T, Puhan MA, Pepin V, Saey D, McCormack MC, Carlin BW,Sciurba FC, Pitta F, Wanger J, MacIntyre N, Kaminsky DA, Culver BH, Revill SM,Hernandes NA, Andrianopoulos V, Camillo CA, Mitchell KE, Lee AL, Hill CJ, SinghSJ. An Official European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society Technical Standard: Field Walking Tests in Chronic Respiratory Disease. European Respiratory Journal 2014; 44(6): 1428-46.

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