• Lear, Scott


    Affiliate Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

    Degrees / Designations
    B.Sc., PhD
    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
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    Mailing Address
    SFU Harbour Centre Campus
    Room 2600

    515 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

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    Research Areas
    • Obesity
    • Cardiac rehabilitation
    • Telehealth
    • Ethnic background
    • Physical activity
    • Risk factors

    Heart disease is a leading cause of death in Canada. With the aging population, the number of people living with heart disease will increase. Therefore, timely and effective prevention and management programs are required. My research looks at how we can better identify those at risk for heart disease, and more specifically, whether the risk for heart disease differs among different ethnic groups based on the amount of body fat they have. In addition, I am researching how the Internet can be used to deliver management programs for patients with heart disease living in rural areas of British Columbia.

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