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Carmen Berglund Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Joined: Jul 24, 14
Saskatoon Health Region
Obesity is an epidemic, and people are in denial about it. It's the biggest cause of hypertension and diabetes (which in turn are the biggest causes of chronic kidney disease worldwide) so I have a vested interest in learning how to help people find the resources they need to combat obesity no matter what the situation.
Shelley Hlymbicky BScN
Joined: Jul 24, 14
Middlesex London Health Unit
I have a strong interest in diabetes and the prevention of such (T2). I am aware of many fad diets and want evidence based information about healthy eating, healthy weights for the community.
Matías Monsalves Msc
Joined: Jul 23, 14
Inta University of Chile
Exercise and Metabolic syndrome. Work on CR in obesity and aging
Heather Dorsey
Joined: Jul 23, 14
Mosaic PCN
The basis of working with many chronic diseases and prevention of chronic diseases is weight management.
Philip Hough RN, BScN, MEd
Joined: Jul 23, 14
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital
I am the Program Director for Maternal Child and Youth at the hospital. We recently received notification that we have been approved to offer a Paediatric Obesity Clinic at our organization. As a fledgling program, collaboration and communication with colleagues and experts will be essential.
Lindsay Corbin Master of Science in Applied Human Nutrition
Joined: Jul 22, 14
Pictou County Health Authority
I am involved in the creation of healthier communities, part of which involves reducing the obesogenic environment.
Denika Andrews BSc (Acadia), MScAHN (MSVU)
Joined: Jul 22, 14
Eastern Health
I currently work in an outpatient clinic and I am a member of the Diabetes Collabortative. The majority of my work includes providing nutritional and lifestyle counselling for clients with obesity who also require management for co-morbidities often associated with obesity such as diabetes, HTN, dyslipidemia, etc.
Teresa Peters BSc PT
Joined: Jul 21, 14
Edmonton MSK Centre
The average BMI for our hip and knee replacement patients is changing. We need to address concerns of each patient specifically, although many health care professionals do not have an extensive background in dealing with bariatric issues.
Nancy Schultz B.Ed, M.Ed
Joined: Jul 21, 14
Living Sky School Division
As a Superintendent of a large school division, and a member of our community's HUB (quick intervention provider for individuals/families at risk), I find myself working with many students and their families who are struggling with obesity. We are finding that more and more students are showing a link between obeisity and behavior challenges as well as obesity and mental health concerns.
Dorothea Bergen M.D.FRCP(C)
Joined: Jul 20, 14
DBergen inc
I treat many patients with obesity and have heard good things about Dr Sharma's approach
Michelle Xie
Joined: Jul 19, 14
Harvard University
I am currently a Summer Associate at Close Concerns, which focuses on diabetes and obesity
Nancy Liu
Joined: Jul 19, 14
The diaTribe Foundation
The diaTribe Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes and prediabetes and advocating for action. In my work, I write for patients with diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity on new research and products in the field as well as help create programs that work to create awareness of the diabetes and obesity epidemics, combat stigma, and advocate for patients.
Ajit Singh Ph.D.
Joined: Jul 19, 14
Banaras Hindu University
My primary research interest is to investigate the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for obesity associated disorders in relation to reproductive abnormalities under pathological conditions. I believe that such an investigation of the relationship between obesity and reproduction will be of significant importance for several reasons: First, obesity play a cardinal role in the development of various reproductive disorders in women such as amenorrhea, anovulation, hyperandro
Angela Foresythe
Joined: Jul 18, 14
Toronto Public Health
I am a registared dietitian with Toronto Public Health, and I have a lot of obese clients.
Kristie Wiedenfeld
Joined: Jul 18, 14
Schlegel Villages - The Village of Wentworth Heights
I work with elders in long term care. We are starting to see an increase in residents admitted to long term care who are obese.
Linda Davies RN, MScN
Joined: Jul 18, 14
Grey Bruce Health Unit
Public Health approaches to preconception, gestational weight gain, childhood obesity to inform programming.
Leticia Cristina Radin Pereira Master's degree
Joined: Jul 17, 14
University of Alberta
I am a PhD Student at the University of Alberta, and my research purposes are to investigate the metabolic profile of postpartum women, and to determine key factors that affect weight retention during this life stage. My final career goal is to be an outstanding scientist in the area of obesity research and have a tenured professorship.
George Mammen MSc
Joined: Jul 17, 14
University of Toronto
My professional interest related to physical activity promotion in children and youth. My doctoral studies focus in on School Travel Planning Interventions, aimed to tackle the inactivity and obesity epidemics through increased active school travel in children.
Aaryn Secker Master of Education, Bachelor of Education
Joined: Jul 17, 14
Heart Niagara
My training and schooling has been centered around social justice education. Nutrition and the impact of one's health on academic success and personal satisfaction are growing interests of mine. In my career, I am looking for new ways to explore how social justice education and current concerns about (and attempts to address) childhood obesity can inform one another.
Sarah Purcell-Pennell Master's of Science
Joined: Jul 17, 14
University of Alaberta
My research interest involves the characterization of body composition in various populations and how these parameters relate to health and nutrition.
Larissa Ens
Joined: Jul 16, 14
University of Alberta
In my short amount of time in Internship I have encountered multiple outpatients looking for guidance for weight loss, I was hoping this source could help broaden my knowledge on this subject.
Roberto Aiziczon
Joined: Jul 16, 14
Hospital Avellaneda
I am a GP from Argentina very interesting in all the ways of learning about nutrition. I work with diabetic person, including gestational diabetes.
Kathleen Seal Bachelor of Science
Joined: Jul 16, 14
Alberta Health Services
Counselling for Weight Management
Raelyn Wilson
Joined: Jul 16, 14
Alberta Health Services
I am currently working as a a diabetes educator however my interest in obesity management is long standing. I have worked in obesity in the past with the 9 week weight management series that we offer within the Alberta Healthy Living Program. As a diabetes educator, obesity management is one critical part of my role.
Tracey Perri
Joined: Jul 16, 14
Algoma Public Health
Involved in health promotion around prevention of obesity. Promote healthy weights through healthy eating, physical activity and positive self-esteem/body image.
Matías Monsalves BSC, Msc
Joined: Jul 16, 14
INTA Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología de los Alimentos
Working in caloric restricrion and exercise adaptations for non communicable diseases
Cynthia Brocklebank BscPahrm, PharmD
Joined: Jul 16, 14
Alberta health Services
Prior to going into management I worked as a Chronic Disease Management pharmacist and was also a certified diabetes educator. I spent many days assisting with nursing, dietary and social work in the care and management of patients with chronic disease with obesity as a confounder. Now that I have moved into a management position I maintain my interest, with a goal of sharing information with my pharmacist staff at the rural Alberta sites I am responsible for.
Raina Thompson BSc
Joined: Jul 16, 14
Primary Care Network
I provide nutritional and lifestyle counselling for individuals with obesity in both classroom and one-on-one settings. My focus is Chronic Disease Management for co-morbidities often associated with obesity such as diabetes, dyslipidemia, osteoarthritis, and mental health complications.
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Stasia Hadjiyannakis BSc, MD
Joined: Feb 20, 07
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Akm Alamgir PhD, M Phil, DIH (MPH-IH)
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Joined: Jul 03, 06
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Joined: Mar 28, 08
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