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Douglas Ritchie
Joined: May 23, 15
Adler University
I attend Adler University in downtown Vancouver and am currently working towards my M.A. in Counselling Psychology. I am beginning the process of my thesis and am very interested in obesity and weight loss and its effect on the individual. I am studying whether or not psychotherapy can be helpful for weight loss, and am interested in working in this field in a professional manner after i've obtained my degree.
Alister Frayne MB.,Ch.B, CCFP
Joined: May 23, 15
Fort Family Assoc., UBC Faculty of Medicine
The worldwide epidemic of Diabesity is locally evident in my suburban clinical practice. I am now diagnosing new cases of Diabetes, IFG, and Obesity on a daily basis - 50% of my patients are either overweight, obese or morbidly obese (per BMI). I am acutely interested in helping reverse this trend.
Denise Lau M.Sc
Joined: May 23, 15
BMO Financial Group
I graduated with a Master's degree, focusing on the effects of maternal obesity on fetal brain development. I continue to recognize the global issue of obesity though no longer conducting research in this field, and I am consistently reminded of the necessity for further education regarding this while working outside the scientific community.
Anastasia (Stacey) Alpous
Joined: May 22, 15
Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
I am a CSEP-CEP who specializes in physical literacy for children 8-12 years of age. It is very important to provide children the skills they need to be physically literate and continue to progress in their physical literacy journey throughout life. Providing the skills early will help children be active adults!
Jamie-Lee Robb BA Hons
Joined: May 22, 15
University of Waterloo
My masters research was concerned with the effects of maternal obesity on brain development and behavior in rat offspring. I hope to continue my graduate studies looking at the effects of obesity from an intergenerational perspective
Diana Grabusic BScOT
Joined: May 21, 15
Covenant Health
Dealing more over time with bariatric residents with complex care needs and having difficulty managing care and rehab issues at times.
Kate Montgomery MD
Joined: May 21, 15
The Ottawa Hospital
Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Charline Gagnon Bachelor
Joined: May 21, 15
Centre de santé et services sociaux de Rimouski-Neigette
I work with patients with diabetes, DLPD or hypertension. Most of them have weight problems and troubled relation with food and their own body.
Gayle Pearson BSc Pharm MSA
Joined: May 21, 15
Alberta Health Services
As a Drug Information Pharmacist, many questions are asked regarding dosing for obese patients. A recent continuing education review, piqued my interest in your website and I thought members may have more access to resources than a guest.
Lauren Dixon BA, MSSW
Joined: May 21, 15
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
In addition to other services for clients with eating disorders, our clinic provides mindfulness/cbt-based outpatient treatment for adult clients with BED, with or without comorbid substance use problems. We are very interested in new developments in treatment and best practices in this area.
Charline Gagnon
Joined: May 20, 15
Centre de santé et services sociaux de Rimouski-Neigette
I work everyday with clients with Weight problems. Most on them have troubles relation with food and their weight.
Riley Fulkerson
Joined: May 20, 15
Since my interest began in nutrition, I have always been passionate about health promotion and self management education in the chronic disease population. I started my practice as an RD working in a weight management clinic in Toronto assisting in cognitive behavioral therapy and educating on weight management principles, however there was always something missing... obesity was never seen as a chronic disease, and we has no way to treat obesity besides education on lifestyle and or considering
Peter Tian MD, MPH
Joined: May 20, 15
University of Alberta
I'm a Research Coordinator, Care of the Elderly Division at University of Alberta - Family Medicine
Abeer Alzaben MSc
Joined: May 20, 15
University of Alberta
I am working with children with NAFLD
Marty Enokson No Degree
Joined: May 19, 15
Government of Alberta
I have been involved as a patient advocate with CON for the last couple of years. It is my passion to speak out, to stand up, to effect a positive change as to how people in general view and regard obese individuals. Currently weight bias exists in so many facets of life, and I shall do everything that I can each and every day that I am breathing air, to change the way the general public views obesity. I will be there to effect change, even if it is done one person at a time.
Roseanne Yeung BSc, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Joined: May 19, 15
University of Alberta
My focus is primarily diabetes, but I have a growing interest in obesity given that diabetes is driven by obesity. I also have an interest in prevention, and in young-onset disease.
Jess Forhan
Joined: May 19, 15
Canadian Obesity Network
I am a Part-Time summer student working at the CON office in Edmonton, AB.
Josee Sovinsky
Joined: May 19, 15
University of Ottawa
Dietetic intern in Renfrew and Arnprior, ON. Works primarily with diabetes education and chronic kidney disease.
Yvonne Raeburn-London Masters of Health Science
Joined: May 18, 15
Toronto Public health
I am a registered Dietitian whose main focus is working with parents and caregivers of children zero to 6 years to enhance their nutrition and health status.
Lina Coladipietro
Joined: May 15, 15
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Our branch does work in this area
Simonne Frere BScN
Joined: May 15, 15
Big Country PCN
I am a PCN in rural Alberta and work with clients who are obese in my practice
Rosemarie Stepanko Md, Ccfp
Joined: May 15, 15
University of Alberta
I have been in family practice for 35 yrs - doing obstetrics and hospitalist work,teaching students and residents as well. I have been particularly interested in obesity, watching the changes and the increase in obesity with the slow recognition by the medical community of the severity of the problem. I gave a presentation at my hospital 'The myths about obesity. I feel that the medical community is not doing a good job on this front- clinging to old believes and not using evidence to t
Rebecca Davids MSc, RD
Joined: May 14, 15
York Region Community and Health Services (Public Health)
I work as a Registered Dietitian/Public Health Nutritionist with a focus in prenatal, infant and school-aged children. My work focuses on local and provincial initiatives that improve the health and well-being of residents where they live, learn, work and play.
Lihi Eder MD PhD
Joined: May 13, 15
Toronto Western Hospital
I am a post Doc research fellow in rheumatology. My research interests include cardio-metabolic disorders in patients with rheumatic conditions in particular psoriatic disease. These patients suffer from high prevalence of obesity and related metabolic abnormalities. My research aimed at understanding the underlying mechanisms linking inflammation in psoriatic disease and obesity.
Rochelle Reichert BSc
Joined: May 13, 15
Unison Health and Community Services
I counsel overweight children, teens and adults. I also facilitate a group program for parents and babies and my interest is in prevention.
Monique Cassidy BScKin, BPr, MEd-HCP (ongoing)
Joined: May 13, 15
Interest in furthering awareness and facilitating support for these individuals. Am currently completing 1st Cohort of Masters of Education for HealthCare Professionals with UNB.
Andrea Bearden Master of Science in Nursing
Joined: May 13, 15
VA Northern IN Healthcare System
I presently work as a nurse practitioner involved in primary care at VA Northern IN Health care system and see many patients with overweight and obesity. Additionally, I am in the process of initiating my Doctor of Nursing Capstone project, a quality improvement project to address barriers and increase confidence among providers in addressing overweight and obesity with patients.
Robin Arora-Desilet
Joined: May 13, 15
Edmonton Southside PCN
Playing a role in supporting the mental and physical wellness of patients struggling with weight management everyday. Wanting to learn new ways to support a healthy and realistic way of thinking about weight loss and have an interest in discovering what evidence based strategies actually help patients achieve improved health and prevent chronic disease.
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Sheila Costford PhD
Joined: Jul 24, 06
University of Toronto
Marjorie Coristine B.Sc; M.A.
Joined: Jan 16, 13
Ottawa West Health Group
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Joined: Nov 14, 06
Université de Montréal
Timothy Jackson BSc, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FACS
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University of Toronto
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Joined: Sep 08, 06
Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
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Joined: Mar 24, 09
University of British Columbia
Olatunji Anthony Akerele Diploma, BSc and MSc in Nutritional Sciences
Joined: Jan 19, 15
Memorial University, New Foundland
Connie Abram MB, BS
Joined: Feb 27, 13
Canadian Diabetes Association
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