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Catherine Chan

Professor

Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences

Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science

About Me

Degree

PhD, Human Nutrition, UBC

Job/Research Area 

Human Nutrition 


Research

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests 

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are among the most prevalent chronic diseases and their incidence is increasing as developing countries adopt “westernized” lifestyles. My research program has two main foci. First, we study the effects of various diets and genetic factors on insulin secretion. Second, we develop and evaluate the effectiveness of physical activity interventions. 


Teaching