Dr. Louise Mâsse

Dr. Louise Mâsse

Principal Investigator

Education: PhD (Measurement and Evaluation) – University of Ottawa; MSc (Kinanthropology) – University of Ottawa; BSc (Exercise Science) – Concordia University

Research Interests: Health behaviour change, health promotion theories, physical activity, obesity prevention and treatment, health measurement and psychometrics.

Fun facts: While I don't like the snow in the city, I still think it is awesome to be on the mountains in the winter and enjoy the winter sports.
 

Angelica Leon-Elizalde

Angelica Leon-Elizalde

Health Promotion Project Manager

Education: MSc (Population and Public Health) – University of British Columbia

Research Interests: Health promotion and chronic disease prevention.

Fun facts: I tend to spend too much time talking about my hyper dog. Any training advice would be most appreciated!

Dr. Olivia de Jongh G.

Dr. Olivia de Jongh G.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: PhD (Psychology) – Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, MSc (Clinical Psychology) and BSc (Psychology) – Havana University, Cuba

Research Interests: Childhood obesity prevention and treatment, parenting styles and practices, behavioral change techniques, quantitative data analyses.

Fun facts: I'm always freezing in Vancouver.

Dr. Sarah Hutchison

Dr. Sarah Hutchison

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: PhD (Psychology) – University of Victoria; MSc (Psychology) – University of Victoria; BA (Psychology) – Athabasca & Mount Royal University

Research Interests: Cognitive Development (Executive Function); Social Development; Explicit and Implicit Stereotypes (Weight Stigma); Physical Activity; Autism Spectrum Disorder

Fun facts: I lived in Hong Kong for 5 months during a semester abroad and I enjoy hiking in different countries and in North Van on the weekends.
 

Iyoma Edache

Iyoma Edache

Graduate Research Assistant 

Education: PhD student (Population and Public Health) University of British Columbia; MSc (Exercise Science) – Concordia University; BSc (Human Kinetics) University of Ottawa 

Research Interests: Health promotion, physical activity, health behaviour change, obesity prevention and treatment.

Fun facts: I was born in Abuja, Nigeria.

Karen Sauve

Karen Sauve

Graduate Research Assistant

Education: PhD student (UBC Population and Public Health; MSc Rehabilitation Sciences (UBC);
BSc Physical Therapy (Queen’s University)

Research Interests: Health promotion in children and youth; specifically, barriers and facilitators to physical activity and sport participation in children and youth 

Fun fact: I have a 6-month-old black lab puppy named Cinder.

Mark Pitblado

Mark Pitblado

Research Coordinator

Education: BSc Student (4th Year, Microbiology and Immunology) – University of British Columbia

Research Interests: Improving healthcare equality by making treatments and knowledge more effective, affordable and accessible to all.

Fun facts: I really enjoy indoor cycling, swimming, and high intensity interval training.

Matt Sha

Matt Sha

Health Promotions Coordinator

Education: BSc Student (Integrated Sciences - Genetics and Medical Microbiology) - University of British Columbia

Research Interests: Health promotion, mental health and well-being, and health behaviour change

Fun facts: I put a lot of thought into everything I do, whether that be making an important life decision or rearranging the precise angles of my dual monitor setup!

Nasim Niknejad

Nasim Niknejad

PhD Student

Education: PhD student (Population and Public Health) – University of British Columbia; MSc (Nutritional Sciences) Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences, Iran; BSc (Nutritional Sciences) - Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Research Interests: Dietary behaviours; Public health nutrition; Childhood obesity prevention; Chronic disease prevention

Fun facts: I enjoy cycling and swimming. I love dogs and I have a friendly dog named Milo. Seeing many of them in Vancouver is one of the attractions of Vancouver to me.