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Madiyar Rakhmanov
Joined: Apr 22, 14
Alberta University
I am an international student from the Republic of Kazakhstan and I am interested in obesity management, prevention and treatment in Canada in order to transfer Canadian experience back to my motherland.
Fatima Mouisset
Joined: Apr 20, 14
Laval University
I am a medical doctor , I graduated from Morocco, and I am doing a graduate diploma in nutrition with Laval University in Quebec
Kira Dunlop
Joined: Apr 20, 14
At DCHI we believe in being Fit Forever. It's our mission to understand and to learn from obesity in order to empower each individual to achieve lifelong health. I personally have seen and experienced the physical and mental effects of obesity, and it is my dream to empower others as I have been empowered.
Tiziano Guidicelli
Joined: Apr 19, 14
I'm a health and fitness coach very interested in obesity research.
Jennifer Nystrom AAS, Nursing
Joined: Apr 18, 14
Carson Tahoe Health
Registered Nurse, Case Manager. Pursuing certification in Diabetes Education. Type II diabetic, s/p bariatric surgery.
Selim Khan MBBS, MPH, PhD ( course)
Joined: Apr 18, 14
World Health Organization
Research on obesity prevention, effects of obesity on academic performance
Connie Nissen BScPT
Joined: Apr 17, 14
Alberta Health Services
As a practice lead for physical therapy in Home Care I am interested in supporting best practices for clients with obesity.
Tammy Mayfield BS Pharm
Joined: Apr 17, 14
I am a pharmacist working on a Masters in Clinical Nutrition.
Darrell Sydiaha B.KIN
Joined: Apr 17, 14
Sun Country Health Region
I am an exercise therapist and I am beginning a new position in a health region. I would like to become more involved with obesity as I believe I will be working with more people from this population.
David Scott MS Exercise Physiology
Joined: Apr 17, 14
Goryeb Children's Hospital, Atlantic Health System
I have worked in the field of obesity for over 10years working in both adult (pre/post bariatric surgery) and in pediatrics (prevention programming). From 2005-2007 I developed the "Why Weight?" program for the adult bariatric population that focused on raising the awareness of the need for exercise pre and post surgery in order to attain maximum post surgical success. This education was delivered to both patients and physcians to increase their awareness and to gain their support in promoting
Ou-yang Gang Doctor
Joined: Apr 17, 14
Jiangsu Provincial Geriatric Hospital
Male, Acupuncture Ph.D., Acupuncture Postdoctoral. Director of Chinese traditional medicine. Master Instructor of Nanjing University of traditional Chinese medicine . The director of the department of rehabilitation medicine of Jiangsu Provincial Geriatric Hospital. Director of the Jiangsu Provincial Association of acupuncture and moxibustion. Deputy director of the branch clinical member of the Jiangsu Provincial Association of acupuncture and moxibustion. Member of the standing committee o
Lisa Knowles B.A., D.D.S.
Joined: Apr 16, 14
IntentionalDental Consulting
After 16 years in private practice, I decided to devote my career to helping dentists and other healthcare providers (or interested parties) recognize the root causes to unbalanced health. One of the root causes I recognized for tooth decay was an inability to control one's diet, and the effect it has on overall health. This leads to oral and systemic consequences--often dental caries, diabetes, obesity, and a host of other correlated diseases. I hope to foster the obesity discussion in the
Meghan Azad PhD
Joined: Apr 16, 14
University of Alberta
I study the developmental origins of chronic disease, including obesity. I am particularly interested in early-life exposures that modify the gut microbiome.
Julia Rackal MD, CCFP, MHSc, HBsc
Joined: Apr 16, 14
St Michaels Hospital
I have a Master's Degree in Community Nutrition and HBSc in Nutritional sciences which has heavily influenced my practice in Family Medicine. I am also involved in teaching nutrition to medical students.
somayeh Rahimi
Joined: Apr 15, 14
university of montreal
I am a student in nutrition and very interested about obesity and its treatment.
Nick Patenaude B. Sport and Fitness Leadership
Joined: Apr 14, 14
I am a student in the field of health and exercise promotion, as well as a current health & fitness coach! I want to help make every-ones life more satisfying and inspire others to empower themselves and make lasting lifestyle choices to help improve their quality of life.
Selene Yan
Joined: Apr 14, 14
Primary Care Network
I work in a primary care setting and split my time between individual nutrition counseling and group facilitation. One of the main programs that we run at the clinic is a weight management program. I am interested in research that highlights best practices for working with obesity. I have a specific interest in mindful/intuitive eating.
Jennifer Reichow
Joined: Apr 14, 14
Sunburst Fitness
I am a newly certified personal trainer. I am also had weight loss surgery in 2011. I understand well the needs of the obese and morbidly obese. I'd like to work with patients at the clinic where I had surgery and/or in my own business help people that are otherwise intimidated by the prospect of going to the gym or working out a formal exercise plan. I am also a Registered Nurse working in a hospital setting as well as in the community.
Zepur Ganze
Joined: Apr 14, 14
I am studying to become a fitness professional. Because nutrition are very connected on healthy life style I also want to enhance my study on nutrition.
Stefan Aczel MD
Joined: Apr 14, 14
Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, Switzerland
running the obesity center in Eastern Switzerland
Laura-Lea McKay BSc, MD
Joined: Apr 14, 14
Horizon Health Network
I have been interested in helping people with obesity management for a number of years and have yet to find a really helpful strategy. I completed med school weighing 50 pounds more than I do now and I still struggle with maintaining a healthy weight so I can't imagine how hard it is for patients with low income and education levels to navigate the world of weight management. I currently work in a rural area of NB where we have a very high rate of obesity. I along with my husband, our local p
Lily Ma BScN, BPE
Joined: Apr 13, 14
Primary Care Network
RN involving education and management for patients with chronic health diseases in the community
Caroline Dutil
Joined: Apr 12, 14
Camosun College
I am interested in chronic disease management such as obesity.
Agustina Glinberg
Joined: Apr 11, 14
Medicina Boedo
Public Health, Woman´s Health I would like to promote the creation of public health policies in Nutrition and Obesity in my country. I believe that young scientists should aim to create new strategies and environmental changes to prevent adult and childhood obesity, to help those who are overweight achieve a healthier weight and a healthier life
David Flomo MSW
Joined: Apr 11, 14
Alberta Health Services
Managed and implemented the intensive lifestyle intervention, the Today Lifestyle Program (TLP), for the TODAY (Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth) study, a national multiple- site clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. The TLP is an evidence-based, protocol driven behavioral weight loss program for youth with Type 2 diabetes children, youth, adolescents and their families. • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team at Saint Louis University and
Melissa MacAusland BA, BSW, MSW
Joined: Apr 11, 14
Government of PEI
I work in the health care field with seniors. It is always helpful to have up to date resources.
Tehreem Irfan
Joined: Apr 10, 14
Anishnawbe Health Toronto
I am a registered dietitian and see many clients for weight management
Chris Cotaras
Joined: Apr 10, 14
Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
Interest in mental health and obesity
Featured Researchers
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
Paula Brauer PhD
Joined: Jul 03, 06
University of Guelph
Marni Armstrong PhD (candidate), Cardiovascular Sciences
Joined: Mar 28, 08
University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services