Dr Silmara Gusso

PhD, MSc, PGDipHSc

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Research Fellow

Biography

Silmara moved from Brazil to New Zealand in 2004 to pursue her interests in exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation.

During her MSc in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at The University of Auckland, she became involved with the Liggins Institute looking at cardiac function in diabetic youth.

Silmara then coordinated the Auckland University Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic for two years before officially joining the Liggins Institute in 2007.

Her PhD research focused on the effects of exercise training intervention on the cardiovascular function of diabetic adolescents. Silmara is now a postdoctoral fellow, and her current research is examining the effects of whole body vibration training on the muscles and bones of disabled children and adolescents.

Research | Current

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Diabetes

Major research grants:

  • Jubilee Crippled Children’s Trust Board
  • Australasian Pediatric Endocrine Group Grant (APEG)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Gusso, S., Pinto, T., Baldi, J. C., Derraik, J. G., Cutfield, W. S., Hornung, T., & Hofman, P. L. (2017). Exercise training improves but does not normalize left ventricular systolic and diastolic function in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 40 (9), 1264-1272. 10.2337/dc16-2347
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman
  • Gusso, S., Munns, C. F., Colle, P., Derraik, J. G. B., Biggs, J. B., Cutfield, W. S., & Hofman, P. L. (2016). Effects of whole-body vibration training on physical function, bone and muscle mass in adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy. Scientific reports, 610.1038/srep22518
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29473
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Hofman, Wayne Cutfield, José Derraik, Janene Biggs
  • Derraik, J. G. B., Gusso, S., Peart, J. M., Rademaker, M., Cutfield, W. S., & Hofman, P. L. (2015). Preliminary data on dermis and subcutis thickness in adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus. The Australasian journal of dermatology, 56 (4), e93-e95. 10.1111/ajd.12177
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30105
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman
  • Pinto, T. E., Gusso, S., Hofman, P. L., Derraik, J. G. B., Hornung, T. S., Cutfield, W. S., & Baldi, J. C. (2014). Systolic and diastolic abnormalities reduce the cardiac response to exercise in adolescents with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 37 (5), 1439-1446. 10.2337/dc13-2031
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman
  • Gusso, S., Munns, C. F., Cutfield, W. S., & Hofman, P. L. (2013). Short-term whole body vibration therapy improves bone density and muscle function in adolescents with cerebral palsy. Paper presented at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting and Expo, San Francisco, US. 15 June - 18 June 2013. 10.1210/endo-meetings.2013.BCHVD.10.SAT-241
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman
  • Gusso, S., Pinto, T. E., Baldi, J. C., Robinson, E., Cutfield, W. S., & Hofman, P. L. (2012). Diastolic function is reduced in adolescents with type 1 diabetes in response to exercise. Diabetes Care, 35 (10), 2089-2094. 10.2337/dc11-2331
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman
  • Gusso, S., Salvador, C., Hofman, P., Cutfield, W., Baldi, J. C., Taberner, A., & Nielsen, P. (2012). Design and testing of an MRI-compatible cycle ergometer for non-invasive cardiac assessments during exercise. BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 11.10.1186/1475-925X-11-13
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/18473
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Poul Nielsen, Andrew Taberner, Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman
  • Gusso, S., Hofman, P., Lalande, S., Cutfield, W., Robinson, E., & Baldi, J. C. (2009). Left ventricular diastolic function and exercise capacity in diabetes. Reply to Brassard P, Poirier P [letter]. DIABETOLOGIA, 52 (5), 992-993. 10.1007/s00125-009-1303-1
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10474
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Hofman, Wayne Cutfield

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M&HS BUILDING 505 - Bldg 505
Level 2, Room 225
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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