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Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta
8B, 11111 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T6K 0L4
780.342.8465 (p)
780.342.8464 (f)


I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta and Director of the Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, AB. I’m also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the U of A.

After completing my academic studies, which included a BSc (Dietetics) at the University of British Columbia, a PhD (Nutrition and Metabolism) at the University of Alberta, and a post-doctoral fellowship (Preventive Medicine) at the University of Southern California, I returned to the University of Alberta to start an independent research program in pediatric obesity. Currently, I’m supported by a Population Health Investigator Award from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (2008 – 2011) and a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2007 – 2012).

My academic / clinical interests and activities include:

Currently, my research is supported by funding from the following foundations and institutes: