Professor Paul Gately

Carnegie Professor of Exercise and Obesity and Co-Director of the Applied Centre for Obesity Research · Leeds Beckett University

His main research interest is in childhood obesity - and the treatment strategies for obesity across all age ranges.

Eating Disorders Exercise Treatment of Obesity Childhood Obesity Weight Loss

Lynn Kabaroff

Professor, Physical Fitness Management · Cambrian College

Lynn Kabaroff is a registered kinesiologist with extensive knowledge in sports injuries and physical fitness.

Sports Science Childhood Obesity Anthropometric Measurements Physical Activity Body Mass Index

Mariana Brussoni

Associate Professor · University of British Columbia

Brussoni's research focuses on child injury prevention, including risky play, parents' perspectives on safety, and Aboriginal injuries.

Injury Prevention Child Development Parenting Outdoor Play Higher Education

Lawrence Palinkas

Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Endowed Professorship in Social Policy and Health · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Palinkas is an expert in the areas of preventive medicine, cross-cultural medicine and health services research

Implementation Science Disaster Mental Health Systems Preventive Medicine Medical Anthropology Global Health

Deborah Cohen

Senior Natural Scientist · RAND Corporation

Senior Natural Scientist at RAND Corporation and Professor at Pardee RAND Graduate School

Food Obesity Public Health Diet Exercise

Dr. David Cavan

Director of Policy and Programmes · International Diabetes Federation

Until 2014 Dr David Cavan was a Consultant Physician at the Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre Bournemouth, UK

Re-enablement Diabetes Diabetes Education

Dr. Oyinlola Oyebode

Associate Professor, Warwick Medical School · University of Warwick

Oyinlola Oyebode researches non-communicable diseases, nutrition, obesity, cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, and mental illness.

Physical Activity Nutrition Alcohol Non-Communicable Diseases Epidemiology

Lisa Diewald

Program Manager, MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Lisa K. Diewald, MS, RD, LDN, is an expert in healthy eating and nutrition education programs for children and adults

Nutrition Counseling Obesity Prevention Nutrition Children Weight Management

Shazhan Amed

Associate Editor · Diabetes Canada

Dr. Shazhan Amed is a pediatric doctor at the BC Children's Hospital and Associate Editor at the Canadian Journal of Diabetes.

Diabetes Pediatrics Obesity Chronic Disease Prevention Chronic Illness in Children

Dr. Mauricio Hernández-Avila

General Director · National Institute of Public Health

A recognized leader in national and international research in environmental health, cancer epidemiology and public health policies.

Cancer Epidemiology Public Health Environmenal Health Health Policy

Elaine Power

Associate Professor · School of Kinesiology & Health Studies, Queen's University

Teaches social determinants of health. Researches food insecurity. Advocates for basic income. Dreams of the day when food banks can close.

food insecurity food banks feeding the family family food practices Social Determinants of Health

Dale Peeples

Pediatric Psychiatrist / Associate Professor of Psychiatry · Augusta University

Peeples is a highly-regarded psychiatrist providing tips to maintain mental wellbeing throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.

Juvenile Corrections Psychiatry Telepsychiatry Pediatric Psychiatry Juvenile Delinquency

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

Director, Rudd Center for Obesity & Food Policy (Principal Investigator); Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Dr. Schwartz specializes in school wellness and nutrition programs, and food insecurity.

School Food Options Nutrition food insecurity Nutrition in Food Programs

Deborah J. Rhea

Professor, Associate Dean of Health Sciences & Research, Director LiiNK Project · Texas Christian University

Deborah J. Rhea, Ph.D. is a full professor in Kinesiology and associate dean of Research and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University.

Social Emotional Learning Eating Disorders Unstructured Play Children and Physical Activity Childhood Obesity

Rebecca Shenkman

Director of the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Rebecca Shenkman, MPH, RD, LDN, is an expert in nutrition, weight management, and using food to help prevent and control disease

Weight Management Nutrition & Lifestyle Changes Nutrition Nutrition & Disease Prevention Childhood Obesity

Carol Sabel, RN, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, School of Nursing · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Carol Sabel is an expert in examining barriers to nursing students continuing education and interprofessional collaboration.

Patient Education Patient Safety Nursing Education Interprofessional Collaboration Nursing

Christopher A. Pohlod

Osteopathic Pediatrician · Michigan State University

Dr. Pohlod is an osteopathic pediatrician treating children with osteopathic manipulative and nutritional and integrative strategies.

Medical Informatics Osteopathic Manipulation Pediatrics Integrative Medicine

Diane Finegood

Professor · Simon Fraser University

Expert in systems thinking & cross sector partnerships as approaches to solving complex problems including obesity and chronic disease

Health Research Research Ecosystem Public Private Partnerships Complex Systems Chronic Disease Prevention

Kim Gans, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Human Development & Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Dr. Gans research focuses on interventions in community-based settings with diverse populations.

Dietary Assessment Physical Activity Healthy eating/nutrition Obesity Prevention and Treatment Health literacy

Deanna Cooke

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of BCLA Engaged Learning · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Engaged Learning Community-based Learning