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Ireen Paradis
Joined: Jan 24, 15
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Wanting to teach and implement strategies to bring awareness
Michelle Tkachuk BSc
Joined: Jan 24, 15
University of Calgary
I am completing my masters of science in counselling psychology at the University of Calgary. My thesis research is looking to identify the weight and health related attitudes and behaviours of pre-service teachers prior to their first practicum experience. Since teachers are expected to model and teach health to their students, but are not required to take any coursework on health or wellness during their university training, much of the current research demonstrates that in-service teachers st
Jodi Bernstein Masters of Public Health
Joined: Jan 23, 15
University of Toronto
I am a first year doctoral student in the Department of Nutritional Sciences working in a research group focused on nutrition policy research and population health. Sugars is a contributing factor to energy intakes and many foods that are high in sugars are energy-dense and have been associated with increasing rates of obesity. As part of my thesis I will be focusing on sugars in the food supply and consumer perceptions and knowledge of sugars.
Danielle Kappele Bachelor
Joined: Jan 22, 15
CBC
My interest is professional. I am a journalist, interested in doing stories about obesity.
Landon Brown Bkin
Joined: Jan 22, 15
Mount Saint Vincent University
I'm a dietetics student at Mount Saint Vinent, student representative for the Dietitians of Canada Student Network, and a kinesiology graduate. My interests include food security, community health, and encouraging others to live active and healthy lifestyles by example.
Gudrun Jóna Bragadottir MS
Joined: Jan 22, 15
Reykjalundur
Head dietitian at Reykjalundur, obesity clinic and a rehabilitation center. Special interest in nutritional status of the patient.
Olga Björk Gudmundsdottir BS
Joined: Jan 22, 15
Reykjalundur
Working in an obesity clinic. Interested in lifestyle and health promotion and sexual education for the obese
Melanie Bissonnette
Joined: Jan 21, 15
Clarence-Rockland FHT
Developpe a program to better identify our obese children, and two courses to educate them and parents about healthy living.
Sherry Buckingham BSC Home Ec
Joined: Jan 21, 15
Loblaw
I see clients in both my private practice office as well as in the grocery store with type 2 diabetes and obesity on a daily basis. Located in Newfoundland on the West Coast. I do a lot of community outreach and present to the local TOPS groups.
Kaitlyn Comeau
Joined: Jan 21, 15
Porcupine Health Unit
Working with clients and community partners to implement obesity strategies for healthy lifestyles.
Michelle Jones BASc, MScFN
Joined: Jan 21, 15
Nourish Dietitian Services
I work regularly with clients trying to manage their weight with little success. I also work with a number of clients with chronic diseases that are linked to obesity.
Michael Borghese MSc, BSc
Joined: Jan 21, 15
Queen's University
My research focuses on the lifestyle determinants of childhood obesity, namely physical activity, sedentary behaviour and as well as diet. I am a CON-SNP member and president (Queen's University) and former president (University of Ottawa).
Wonita Janzen
Joined: Jan 20, 15
University of Alberta
I am a researcher in rehabilitation medicine who is interested in the care and health of persons with disability. My current involvement in obesity is as the Project Manager for a program of bariatric research in occupational therapy.
Saeeda Irfan BHSc, MPH
Joined: Jan 20, 15
Peel Public Health
I am a Health Promoter on the Healthy Eating Adult Team. Our strategic focus is creating supportive environments for healthy living which lead to reduced obesity rates.
Jennifer Reed PhD, MEd CS, BPHE, BA
Joined: Jan 20, 15
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Dr. Reed’s overall research program focuses on the role of exercise and nutritional strategies in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation as well as women’s health. She has particular interests in the role of exercise in the management and treatment of arrhythmias; developing novel exercise training strategies for patients with cardiovascular disease; and workplace interventions to improve cardiovascular health, particularly in females.
Liz Pennefather RMT Diploma
Joined: Jan 20, 15
Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa
I often discuss remedial exercise & nutritional habits with my clients that come in for massage therapy. Talking about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle fall under our scope of practice as therapists, especially when treating clients with diabetes & cardiovascular disease.
Olatunji Anthony Akerele Diploma, BSc and MSc in Nutritional Sciences
Joined: Jan 19, 15
Memorial University, New Foundland
Hypovitaminosis D has been associated with several obstetrical complications such as pre-eclampsia, thromboembolism, postpartum haemorrhage, uterine dystocia, and incidence of caesarean delivery. However, the negative effects of this pathology are amplified in obese patients. Yet, the correlation between hypovitaminosis D and obesity is largely unknown. My current research study investigates the effect of feeding high-fat, high-cholesterol (HFHC) diet and subsequent obesity on genes essenti
Shavonne Nice BASc Applied Human Nutrition
Joined: Jan 18, 15
Ryerson University
Current member of CON-SCP Ryerson Chapter.
Robert Long MD, MPH
Joined: Jan 18, 15
Saudi Aramco
Very interested in nutrition as the basis of all good health. I have seen personally how optimal health can be achieved with positive dietary changes, weight kiss seems to be a secondary benefit.
Jolene Le Roux MBChB, LMCC
Joined: Jan 16, 15
Meridian Medical clinic
Primary care obesity clinic physician
Rebecca Muttart BscNutrition; ND; MD
Joined: Jan 16, 15
Resident FM Dalhousie Univeristy DECH Frederiction
2nd year Family Medicine Resident. Preventative health care is paramount. Health, wellness and overall well being - mentally, physically an important part of my belief as a physician. Always looking for the most effective way to educate and facilitate patients wellbeing.
Stephanie Kirsic
Joined: Jan 16, 15
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
I am a Registered Dietitian with experience in weight management counseling
Marlene Rudosky
Joined: Jan 16, 15
Edmonton West Primary Care Network
Involved in chronic disease management in the primary care setting.
Larissa Zuk
Joined: Jan 16, 15
Edmonton West Primary Care Network
Chronic disease management, including obesity management and interventions Diabetes Nurse
Karen Snider
Joined: Jan 16, 15
26 Health Services
Team lead Lifestyle Change Initiative Program for Canadian Forces Base Greenwood.
Elizabeth Campbell B.Sc. Hons.
Joined: Jan 16, 15
University of Alberta
I am a graduate student interested in studying the role of Daily Physical Activity policies in schools as a strategy to reduce childhood obesity in Canada.
Amel LAMRI phD
Joined: Jan 15, 15
McMaster University
My field of research is genetics of obesity
Sarah von Riedemann BSc MSc
Joined: Jan 15, 15
SCRIPT
Medical writer working on review articles about obesity and related topics
Featured Researchers
Connie Abram MB, BS
Joined: Feb 27, 13
Canadian Diabetes Association
Stasia Hadjiyannakis BSc, MD
Joined: Feb 20, 07
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Akm Alamgir PhD, M Phil, DIH (MPH-IH)
Joined: May 10, 10
St. Michael's Hospital
Kathryn Ambler BSc, MSc
Joined: Feb 14, 08
University of Alberta
Gail Dechman BSc PT, PhD
Joined: Feb 01, 12
Dalhousie Univeristy
Heba Ahmad BSc (Hons with Distinction), Kinesiology
Joined: Dec 24, 11
University of Guelph
Thierry Alquier PhD
Joined: Aug 17, 09
CR-CHUM Montreal Diabetes Research Center
Kristi Adamo PhD
Joined: Dec 18, 06
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Roger McIntyre MD, FRCPC
Joined: Feb 10, 06
University of Toronto
Valerie H Taylor MD, PhD Mental Health lead CON
Joined: Dec 09, 05
Women's College - Toronto
Eric Doucet BSc, MSc, PhD
Joined: Nov 30, 05
University of Ottawa
Marni Armstrong PhD (candidate), Cardiovascular Sciences
Joined: Mar 28, 08
University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services