Louise MasseDr. 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-ElizaldeAngelica 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!
 

E. Jean BucklerE. Jean Buckler 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: PhD (Kinesiology) – University of British Columbia; MSc (Kinesiology) – Dalhousie University; BSc (Kinesiology) – University of Victoria
Research Interests: Health promotion – specifically the role of physical activity, fundamental movement skills, and physical literacy on health in the early years and adolescence.
Fun facts: I bike to work almost every day. I would rather ride in the Vancouver rains than take any other form of transportation.
 

Alysha DeslippeAlysha Deslippe 
Health Promotions Research Coordinator
Education: BSc (Food, Nutrition and Health) – University of British Columbia; MSc (Population and Public Health) – University of British Columbia; PhD student (Human Nutrition) - University of British Columbia 
Research Interests: Gender and adolescents' dietary behaviours. Social influences over eating. Behaviour change interventions. 
Fun facts: I grew up in Calgary but seem to be unable to leave this beautiful city!
 

Olivia de Jongh G.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.
 

Iyoma EdacheIyoma 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.
 

Mark PlitbadoMark 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.
 

Rachelle ChungRachelle Chung
Research Assistant
Education: Health Sciences – Simon Fraser University
Research Interests: Mental health, Childhood obesity prevention, Social determinants of health
Fun facts: When I'm not playing ultimate frisbee you can find me binging on the latest shows on Netflix.

Michelle LiMichelle Li
Health Promotion Coordinator
Education: BSc Student (Kinesiology; Active Health & Rehabilitation) - Simon Fraser University
Research Interests: Exercise physiology, health promotion and sports injury rehabilitation.
Fun facts: I enjoy exploring new and upcoming restaurants in the Lower Mainland while documenting it on my food blog.
 

 

Dr. Sarah HutchinsonDr. 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.