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Ellen Prestia
Joined: Jul 29, 15
Diabetes Wellness
We see many clients that are clinically obese.
Shirley Clement BGS; BSW
Joined: Jul 28, 15
Alberta Health Services
Obesity as an outcome of psychiatric treatment.
Lise Watts
Joined: Jul 27, 15
I work in the field of diabetes
Jill Zimmermann
Joined: Jul 27, 15
Regina Qu"Appelle Health Region
I will be working in a Wellness Support Program at an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic. I am interested in becoming a certified Craving Change Facilitator so we can include this in our Wellness Programming. Many of our clients are overweight with complex contributing and sometimes conflicting influences (medication, lifestyle, health conditions and mental health).
Jessica Kapralik BHSc, spec. Global Health
Joined: Jul 26, 15
University of Ottawa
I am a medical student studying at the University of Ottawa. Over the course of my medical education I have developed a strong interest in chronic disease prevention, a significant aspect of which is addressing the obesity epidemic. I am looking to generally learn more on the topic and am always open to a good discussion.
YYC Editor
Joined: Jul 25, 15
Special Use account for YYC Editing
Vincenzo Nicastro
Joined: Jul 25, 15
Hospital " AOU Ospedali Riuniti" Foggia
Since 1990 my interest in the field of obesity and diabetes had led me to study the mechanism of insulin resistance and the model of bariatric surgery applied to obese/diabetic subjects was really intriguing. I had some experience with metabolic chamber and indirect calorimetry using clamp with "minimal model" techique in Catholic University in Rome with the group of prof. G. Mingrone during the years of my specialization. In the subsequent years my scientific interest was more addressed to
Dr. Seymour Pisarek, DC, FTINM Chiropractor
Joined: Jul 24, 15
ChiroTHIN Lifestyle Canada
Founder of ChiroTHIN Lifestyle Canada, a Canadian company that offers a unique and healthy Weight Loss/ Lifestyle management program that effectively reduces unwanted weight and unhealthy fat by eating an abundance of food from all food groups and never be hungry. This protocol has been used by over 25,000 patients in the USA in the last 5 years and was introduced into Canada in Q4 of 2013. This program is licensed through Health Care professionals across Canada.
Nicole Ofosu BSc., MSc
Joined: Jul 24, 15
University of Alberta
My interest is in promoting sustainable healthy lifestyles. Currently, as a PhD student, my research is in evaluating programs targeted at children and adolescents to encourage healthy eating and physical activity.
Victor Tang
Joined: Jul 24, 15
Queen's University
Medical student with an interest in mental health, psychiatry, behavioural health
Trevor Geerts B.Sc Foods and Nutrition
Joined: Jul 24, 15
I am a dietetic intern with a passion for helping obese young people achieve their dreams of a healthier life.
Sandy Van Bachelor of Medical Sciences
Joined: Jul 23, 15
Toronto East General Hospital
I'm interested in practicing bariatric medicine at a primary care level.
Maya Rathnavalu RN, BSCN, BMUS
Joined: Jul 23, 15
Smith Clinic
I have been involved in a screening program that includes questions about exercise, height and weight. I also feel that many principles of weight management can be considered as important learning for all people, regardless of their current weight.
David M Selva PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Joined: Jul 23, 15
Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR)
I'm an expert in Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) and I study the molecular mechanisms regulating the SHBG production in human disease, mainly in obesity and diabetes. Moreover, I'm interested in determine if SHBG plasma levels are simply a biomarker of metabolic disorders or it plays a role in the development and progression of obesity. My research is done basically using human cells lines, developing transgenic mous models and using human samples. SHBG background: Sex hormone-binding
Jessica Soria
Joined: Jul 22, 15
DoctorCare Inc and Diet The Gourmet Way
In 2006 I earned a Bachelor degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in Venezuela. By 2011 I was finishing my Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition which had an important component in endocrine diseases and nutritional support. My thesis was an observational study about childhood obesity and its relationship with socioeconomic status. Since then I have been working as dietitian in private practices and hospitals, frequently treating and helping patients with metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity. Latel
Jennifer Corrales
Joined: Jul 22, 15
Calgary Foothills PCN
I am a family doctor and a medical lead for population health programs in a Calgary PCN
Leah Van Schuur
Joined: Jul 22, 15
Alberta Health Services
I am currently a case manager at the bariatric clinic
Merna Wassef MBCHB
Joined: Jul 22, 15
Interest in teen obesity and weight management
Megha Poddar MD, FRCPC
Joined: Jul 22, 15
McMaster University
I am an Endocrinologist who is just starting my practice. I am also pursuing a clinical training program in Bariatrics and Metabolism at McMaster University and plan to complete my ABOM exam in 2016.
Laurel Zvaigzne BSc. Dietetics
Joined: Jul 22, 15
LMC Diabetes and Endocrinology
Working in an endocrinology clinic I see several patients who struggle with obesity. I am interested in current research and new techniques for management of obesity.
Carline Bozzato BScN, (2009), MN NP-Peds Candidate (2015)
Joined: Jul 22, 15
Hamilton Health Sciences
Nurse practitioner on the Children's Exercise and Nutrition program at McMaster Children's Hospital. Our program is involved with CANPWR study. As I am just starting this role I am interested in participating in this study as well as determining research opportunities with the obesity population in children.
Amardeep Riar
Joined: Jul 21, 15
Doctorcare Inc.
I am a registered dietitian and have seven years experience in different settings providing nutrition care and implementing nutrition interventions for clients living with various acute and chronic health conditions including overweight and obesity. I have assessed pre & post-operative nutritional status; planned and implemented nutrition interventions for patients selected for Bariatric Surgery and managed a weight loss clinic for those who were not eligible for Bariatric Surgery. In Addition,
Jennifer Wallenius Kinesiology
Joined: Jul 20, 15
North East Local Health Integration Network
Working across sectors with the Municipality of Sault Ste. Marie, Police Services, School Boards and others, and being considered as a pilot site for the Community Safety and Well-Being Planning has provided us with the opportunity to develop strategies to ensure our most vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities are able to develop community-based plans to improve health outcomes. We currently are working together to develop a data consortium and Health Index to ensure we are ab
Marianne Toll
Joined: Jul 19, 15
University of Applied Sciences
Social and healthcare international in obesity
Eve Normandin
Joined: Jul 18, 15
University of Sherbrooke
My main interest in obesity and weight loss in older adults and chronic disease management
Ida Alleman MS Educational Psychology
Joined: Jul 17, 15
Prince George Native Friendship Centre
Our Aboriginal community members are frequently obese and dying young at an alarming rate.
Barbara Schafer MN
Joined: Jul 17, 15
Alberta Health Services
specializing in geriatrics; seeing more clients with obesity on ome visits in the community because they are unable to get out of their homes
Isabelle Neiderer
Joined: Jul 17, 15
Dairy Farmers of Canada
We produce a variety of initiatives for consumers on healthy eating and active lifestyles to promote overall health. Scientific evidence on weight management and obesity prevention is an area of great interest.
Featured Researchers
Timothy Caulfield LLM, FRSC, FCAHS
Joined: Oct 26, 12
University of Alberta
Khloud Alkhalaqi Masters
Joined: Oct 08, 14
Simon Fraser University
Marjorie Coristine B.Sc; M.A.
Joined: Jan 16, 13
Ottawa West Health Group
Marielle Ledoux PhD, DtP
Joined: Nov 14, 06
Université de Montréal
Timothy Jackson BSc, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FACS
Joined: Apr 22, 13
University of Toronto
Angela Alberga BSc, MSc, PhD
Joined: Jan 13, 09
University of Calgary
Catherine S Birken MD, MSc, FRCPC
Joined: Sep 08, 06
Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Nooshin Alizadeh B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., RD
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