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Eva Jasielski BASc
Joined: Sep 15, 14
St. Michael's Hospital
I am a Registered Dietitian working in Family Medicine and Cardiac Rehabilitation at St. Michael's Hospital. I provide counseling for diet, lifestyle, and behaviour change to reduce risk and manage chronic disease.
Eric Desjardins BSc. Majoring in Kinesiology and Health Science
Joined: Sep 15, 14
McMaster
Contributing to Dr. Steinberg's research on AMPK(the energy-sensing enzyme)'s role in the development of obesity and Type II Diabetes.
Sylvie Piche BScN
Joined: Sep 15, 14
NorWest Community Health Centres
I am an RD who is passionate about preventing disease through healthy behaviours.
Alexa Ferdinands
Joined: Sep 12, 14
Alberta Health Services
I work at the Edmonton Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic.
Nicole Hammond M.A.
Joined: Sep 12, 14
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
Research Coordinator for PREDO (Pediatric Research on Eating Disorders and Obesity), a collaboration of the Eating Disorders Program of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, CHAL (Centre for Healthy Active Living), and HALO (Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research).
Jessica Williams BSc in Kinesiology
Joined: Sep 11, 14
University of Alberta Student
I just finished my BSc in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and now I am attending the University of Alberta to become a dietitian. I would like to work as a liaison with general practitioners to help their patients lose weight through diet and exercise. It is important for a patient to receive the advice and guidance they need from a person who is specialized in nutrition and exercise as they are interrelated and should be equally incorporated in a weight-loss program. As I have lea
Joy Okafo
Joined: Sep 11, 14
Stratford General Hospital
I work with patients in the mental health services who have challenges with weight gain related to medications/antipsychotics
amanda pinch Honours Bach. Human Kinetics
Joined: Sep 11, 14
YMCA
I work with the National Capital Region YMCA to bring education programs and certifications to Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainer with a YMCA (and other) certification.
Julie Stein
Joined: Sep 10, 14
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Registered Dietitian with experience in Diabetes Management, Bariatric Surgery and Medical Weight Management
Terry Caron
Joined: Sep 10, 14
Westview PCN
\I currently work for the PCN in Spruce Grove in the Obesity Clinic, as a nurse.
Denise Poirier B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc.
Joined: Sep 10, 14
Humber River Hospital
Assess and counsel Bariatric patient; teach group classes.
Kathy Tubongbanua
Joined: Sep 10, 14
Mosaic PCN
I work in a Community Health Clinic as a Chronic Disease Management RD. I often see people for weight management on both a 1:1 basis and as a facilitator of groups/classes. I am interested in new and upcoming research and information on Obesity.
Erin Sevigny BSc Human Kinetics, BSc Nursing
Joined: Sep 10, 14
Guelph Family Health Team
Chronic disease prevention and management. Healthy living promotion.
Charles-Etienne Plourde
Joined: Sep 09, 14
Université de Montréal
I'am an Resident in Family medecine, I do have an interest in prevention and treatment of obesity. I did research in bariatric surgery and type 2 diabetes resolution.
Sonia Boutin Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Joined: Sep 09, 14
Bow Valley primary care network
As part of the Bow Valley Primary Care Network in Canmore, I assist people in finding the motivation for change, modifying their lifestyle and reaching their goals and metabolic targets. I see a lot of people suffering from obesity and the metabolic syndrome. I am always looking for best practices and new evidence on how to help these people manage their weight.
Amanda deGuerre MACP
Joined: Sep 08, 14
AHS
I am also a Ph.D Student who is study Addiction Psychology with the focus on Food addiction. I am very interested in the relationship one has with food, and how there are similar addictive behaviour that occurs with obesity patients as addiction patients. I worked at the Bariatic Weight Wise Clinic at the Royal Alex Hospital in Edmonton, and I found my passion in health and holistic healing of the brain and body.
Erica Lester BSc, MD
Joined: Sep 08, 14
University of Alberta
I am a general surgery resident interested in an academic career in bariatric surgery/MIS. I have an interest in Health Economics and policy, which serves to direct my research. I am pursuing a MSc in health economics at LSC with a focus on multidisciplinary weight management strategies.
Kim Morency
Joined: Sep 08, 14
Université Laval
I have had an internship in the field of bariatric surgery and it is a subject that I have a great interest for.
Isabella Carneiro Master of Science
Joined: Sep 08, 14
University of Alberta
As a PhD student, I'll be developing my thesis on the obesity field. We'll be working with body composition of severely obese patients
Shawna Curry BN, B.Kin
Joined: Sep 08, 14
Calgary West Central Primary Care Network
I work as a Chronic Disease Management Nurse with the PCN, with patients with obesity, diabetes, hypertension, dyspipidemia etc. and teach them about diet and exercise strategies to help their chronic disease.
Danielle Brubacher
Joined: Sep 08, 14
North Shore Tribal Council
I counsel clients on a daily basis, mostly related to chronic disease (diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular conditions) in addition to health promotion and diabetes/obesity prevention activities (e.g. cooking classes with families, workshops with children and adults).
Corinna Chung MPH, MD
Joined: Sep 07, 14
Lucero Medical Clinic
Interested in becoming involved in the local bariatric program. Counsel patients on weight control
Aliza Friedman BSc (Hons)
Joined: Sep 05, 14
Ryerson University
I am a Clinical Psychology graduate student at Ryerson University working under the supervision of Dr. Stephanie Cassin, C. Psych. My primary research interests include the impact of weight-based stigma and discrimination on disordered eating in overweight and obese populations. I am also interested in psychosocial predictors of bariatric surgery outcome, as well as the efficacy of psychological treatments designed to enhance bariatric surgery outcome.
Tracey OConnor Bachelor of Nursing
Joined: Sep 05, 14
Health PEI
In Primary Care we have the opprotunity to educate individuals regarding healy eating and phyiscal acitivity.
Michelle Smith BScN
Joined: Sep 05, 14
Primary Care Queens East
Currently work with individuals with chronic disease, many of which are obese, on lifestyle changes. Using motivational techniques, coupled with goal setting in areas og healthy eating and exercise. Personally I am interested in growing this practise to include those with obesity issues potentially not related to chronic disease yet!
Anne-Sophie Morisset Ph.D
Joined: Sep 05, 14
CHU Sainte-Justine research center
I did my master and doctoral in that field. I'm concern by this subject and all itsrelated diseases, especially during pregnancy.
Stephanie Gill Bachelor of Science
Joined: Sep 05, 14
The University of Calgary
I want to promote modifiable lifestyle factors as a means for the prevention of obesity at all ages.
Rob Warren JD, MD, CCFP
Joined: Sep 04, 14
Moose & Squirrel Medical Clinic
Rural family physician carrying on a full-service general practice of medicine including family medicine, emergency medicine, and low-risk obstetrics. Strong interest in medical education of clinical clerks and family medicine residents. Active in rural physician recruitment, and dedicated to mentoring residents and early career physicians and providing unparalleled medical care to the community. Our family medicine clinic has allied with FitMetabolism Inc. (a Calgary-based company that has
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Stasia Hadjiyannakis BSc, MD
Joined: Feb 20, 07
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
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St. Michael's Hospital
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University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services