Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment

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Researchers in this department are world-renowned leaders in providing fundamental discovery and conducting clinical trials associated with the prevention and management of chronic diseases. The focus is primarily on diseases of overnutrition. Specifically, research activities in this area include (but are not limited to):

  • the mechanisms, etiology and treatment of:
    • hyperlipidemia;
    • diabetes;
    • obesity;
    • inflammation; and
    • oxidative stress;
  • food intake and mechanisms associated with appetite control;
  • food absorption and the contribution of colonic fermentation to gut health;
  • treatment modalities and clinical consequences of obesity;
  • the role of the gut microbiome in modulating inflammation; and
  • the effect of diet (e.g., low glycemic index foods, foods within the Portfolio Diet) and dietary components on indicators of metabolic health in adults and children.

Faculty Members Conducting Research in this Area

Dr. Johane Allard, Professor (Status Only)

Dr. Harvey Anderson, Professor

Dr. JoAnne Arcand, Associate Professor (Status Only)

Dr. Robert Bandsma, Associate Professor (Status Only)

Dr. Jacqueline Beaudry, Assistant Professor

Ms. Beatrice Boucher, Assistant Professor (Status Only)

Dr. Elena Comelli, Associate Professor

Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy, Professor

Dr. Anthony Hanley, Professor

Dr. David Jenkins, Professor

Dr. Robert Josse, Professor (Status Only)

Dr. Young-In Kim, Professor (Status Only)

Dr. Joanne Kotsopoulos, Associate Professor (Status Only)

Dr. Mary L'Abbe, Professor

Dr. Lawrence Leiter, Professor (Status Only)

Dr. David Ma, Professor (Status Only)

Dr. Vasanti Malik, Assistant Professor

Dr. Zdenka Pausova, Professor (Status Only)

Dr. John Sievenpiper, Associate Professor

Dr. Valerie Tarasuk, Professor

Dr. Christopher Tomlinson, Associate Professor (Status Only)

Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, Professor

Dr. Wendy Ward, Professor (Status Only)

Dr. Stanley Zlotkin, Professor (Status Only)