Sean Wharton

Medical Director · Diabetes Canada

Dr. Wharton is an internal medicine specialist who specializes in the areas of obesity and weight management.

Hypertension Obesity Internal Medicine Ethnicity and Medicine Diabetes

Valerie Duffy, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences · University of Connecticut

Professor focused on how variation in taste affects food flavor and food preference, translated to healthier eating to reduce obesity risk.

Community-based Interventions Flavor Smell Nutrition Food Preference

Gary Miller

Associate Professor of Health and Exercise Science · Wake Forest University

Miller’s research considers healthy behavioral lifestyle changes of nutrition and physical activity.

Obesity Childhood Obesity Weight Loss General Nutrition Physical Activity

Elsie Duff, NP, BScN, MEd, PhD

Faculty, School of Nursing, Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program · Saskatchewan Polytechnic | Regina Campus

Advocates for nurses as a first point of access to healthcare.

Nurse practitioners Nurse Education Nursing Nurse Leadership Adult Education

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

Linda Pescatello, Ph.D., FACSM, FAHA

Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Pescatello specializes in exercise prescription for health benefit

Complementary and Alternative Exercise Obesity Blood Pressure Exercise Prescription Physical Activity

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

Bruce Verchere

Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine · Diabetes Canada

Specializes in childhood diabetes research

Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Insulin-Producing Beta Cells

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