Baraa Al-Khazraji is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. Baraa’s laboratory explores blood flow control and vascular physiology in blood vessels. Aging increases risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease as well as risk of other diseases, such as osteoarthritis. Baraa’s research focuses on understanding basic vascular control mechanisms across the lifespan and understanding whether different exercise training methods can protect against aging-associated declines in vascular health. She is also investigating how to improve peripheral and brain vascular imaging tools, which can influence how these technologies are used, how they are interpreted for data collection, and how to better implement them in clinical settings or community activity centres.