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Ji Lu PhD
Joined: Feb 27, 15
Dalhousie University
My research primarily focuses on food consumption and eating behaviours. In the context of healthy eating promotion, I have been studying social-cultural influences, personalities, lifestyles, and contextual, environmental factors that moderate consumers’ food choice and eating pattern.
Robin Patyal
Joined: Feb 27, 15
Resident Physician
I'm working on a Practice improvement project at my family medicine clinic to improve care for obesity
Ana Hrovat
Joined: Feb 27, 15
Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana
I would like to work as an endocrinologiest and am partricularly interested in diabetes, insulin resistence and obesity.
Cynthia Smith DrPH, MHSA, BPEd
Joined: Feb 27, 15
Camosun College
My research interests include: organizational capacity for health promotion, prevention of chronic disease and the implications of the overweight and obese body being seen as unhealthy and at risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Sarah Remmer BSc., RD
Joined: Feb 26, 15
Private Practice
My dietetics experience spans across many areas of dietetics, including chronic disease management, weight management, prenatal/postnatal nutrition, infant and child nutrition, Eating Disorders/disordered eating behaviours and gastrointestinal disease. Since becoming a Mom in 2010, my private practice has evolved from a general nutrition counseling practice, to focusing moreso on the nutrition for healthy pregnancy, infant/child nutrition, family mealtime dynamics and Eating Disorders. My true p
Natalie Ilkiw BScKin
Joined: Feb 26, 15
Mosaic Primary Care Network
Developing Mosaic's Pediatric Lifestyle Program for overweight/obese children and their families.
Nisha Gonsalves BSW, MSW
Joined: Feb 26, 15
Humber River Hospital
I am a social worker in the Bariatric Clinic at Humber River Hospital. I work in both the surgical and medical programs. My role involves psychosocial assessment, individual counselling and group CBT/DBT therapy.
Jennifer Sassman Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Joined: Feb 26, 15
University of San Diego
I am undergoing a Doctor of Nursing Practice project in regards to using the 5A's as a behavioral intervention for providers in a primary care clinic in Southern California.
Naseem Saghi Master
Joined: Feb 26, 15
York University
Ph.D student interested in Obesity and related health issues. I am looking to pursue my academic career in Obesity research field.
Katie Anderson
Joined: Feb 26, 15
Camosun
I am a exercise and wellness student who hopes to work with the obese.
Richa Chodha
Joined: Feb 26, 15
York University
Registered Kinesiologist working to prevent obesity in the workplace.
Jaime Sparks BScN
Joined: Feb 26, 15
Durham Region Health Department
Currently working at the Durham Region Health Department in the Chronic Disease Prevention Program-Healthy Eating Risk Factor. Responsiblities include health promotion and education related to healthy eating, healthier weights and chronic disease prevention.
Rachel Prowse
Joined: Feb 25, 15
University of Alberta
I am a registered dietitian dedicated to supporting obesity prevention from birth through environmental and policy interventions related to food and physical activity.
Beata Blajer RD, CDE
Joined: Feb 25, 15
Southlake Regional Health Centre
I consult diabetic patients and patients with cardiac issues regarding the importance of healthy weight and waist circumference. I conduct one-on-one consultations and group weight management programs.
Desiree Quenneville
Joined: Feb 25, 15
Laurentian University
I'm currently a Health Promotion student at Laurentian University. As a member of the Canadian Obesity Network- Laurentian Chapter, our goal is to improve the health of Northern and rural Ontarians and contribute to the advancement of obesity-related research in Canada.
Madison Beaudry BPHE
Joined: Feb 25, 15
Laurentian University
As an undergraduate student enrolled in my fourth year of the health promotion program at Laurentian University, my professional interest revolve around health care professions. My main professional interests include rehabilitation sciences, specifically physiotherapy services. My current involvement with obesity includes being a health promotion intern with the Canadian Obesity Network - Laurentian University Chapter.
Amanda Norrie BPHed in progress
Joined: Feb 25, 15
Laurentian University
Currently completing a Health Promotion internship with Laurentian University's Canadian Obesity Network Chapter. Conducting a research project with supervisor Basem Gohar. I am very very interested in working with the Canadian Obesity Network post-graduation in an employed position.
Hannah Da Silva BSc
Joined: Feb 25, 15
University of Toronto
As a Registered Dietitian I counsel patients on weight loss as well as the management of obesity related chronic diseases such as diabetes. As a graduate student I am currently studying the role of the intestinal microbiota, and particularly bacterial products, in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease pathogenesis. This disease, considered the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome, is seen primarily in obese adults and children.
Margaret Gale-Rowe BSc MD MPH
Joined: Feb 25, 15
Public health agency of Canada
Board certified in preventive medicine and public health, and have a longstanding interest in nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
Hananh Flahr
Joined: Feb 25, 15
Camosun
Exercise Science student looking to broaden my horizons.
Adam McKillop BSc.HK, MSc.
Joined: Feb 25, 15
The Hospital for Sick Children
I am interested in pediatric exercise medicine and preventative cardiology, and how emerging technologies can be used to improve lifestyle management.
Kortney Matchett BSc.HNU, Dip. Dietetics
Joined: Feb 25, 15
Northern Health Region
As a diabetes dietitian educator I face clients struggles with maintaining or losing weight daily. It is important to me to have appropriate resources available to my clients to best aide them in the process. My goal is promote a wellness message in my community and enrich my knowledge by joining this network.
Danielle Himel
Joined: Feb 25, 15
University Health Network
I work with clients who are having bariartic surgery. I work with them before surgery to make dietary changes as well as post surgery to implement the diet.
Sarah O'Neill
Joined: Feb 24, 15
Interior Health
As a dietitian, working with obesity is at the forefront of my every day practice. This is applicable in all areas of my practice - acute care, long term care, and especially the outpatient world of diabetes education.
Christopher Barnsdale
Joined: Feb 24, 15
Central Alberta Orthopedics
I am a family physician with a specialist interest in musculoskeletal and exercise medicine.
Haley Nyboer BSc, BScN.
Joined: Feb 24, 15
Peterborough Regional Health Centre
I am a Registered Nurse in a Paediatric Obesity Program in Peterborough Ontario. The program is called PHIT-Personal Health Improvement Team.
JIll Trinacty BSc., MD
Joined: Feb 24, 15
The Ottawa Hospital
I am a PGY2 Internal Medicine Resident with The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa. I am working toward a career in Endocrinology and hope to specialize in Obesity Medicine. I am currently participating in research with The Ottawa Hospital Weight Management Clinic.
David Green Exercise and Wellness
Joined: Feb 24, 15
Camosun
Student in Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership, specialization in Exercise and Wellness.
Featured Researchers
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
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