Dr. Louise Mâsse
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.
Research Coordinator – HABITs
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 Buckler
Research Coordinator – LiGHT/Aim2Be Evaluation
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.
Research Coordinator - HABITs
Education: BSc in Health Sciences (Population and Quantitative Health Sciences) – Simon Fraser University; MPH – University of British Columbia
Research Interests: Health Promotion and knowledge translation within a variety of populations including pediatrics and mental health.
Fun facts: When I’m not at work I volunteer with the SPCA as a dog-walker.
Postdoctoral Fellow - A Good Start Matters!
Education: PhD (Human Nutrition) - University of British Columbia; MA (Geography) - McGill University; BSc (Nutrition and Dietetics) - McGill University; BA (Environment and International Development Studies) - McGill University
Research Interests: Dietary and behavior change interventions targeting children and families; population-level dietary assessment; dietary survey data; school food nutrition; and dietary policy.
Fun facts: Travelling and tasting the most bizarre and most exotic fruit I can find.
Graduate Research Assistant
Education: BSc (Food, Nutrition and Health) – University of British Columbia; MSc student (Population and Public Health) – University of British Columbia
Research Interests: Understanding the preventative role nutrition can have in adolescent obesity. More specifically, the influence that home and social factors such as parenting practices have upon and adolescent nutrition related behaviours, self-efficacy and motivation.
Fun facts: I have a golden retriever and a cat named Luka and Winnifred.
Olivia de Jongh G.
Visiting PhD Candidate (Psychology) - Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.
Education: MSc (Clinical Psychology) and BSc (Psychology) - Havana University, Cuba.
Research Interests: Childhood obesity, health behaviors change, parenting and child psychotherapy.
Fun facts: I have three dogs; one of them is Mexican and the other two are Cubans.
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.
Directed Studies Student
Education: Undergraduate Student (Integrated Sciences program; Physiological and Psychological Bases of Disease) - University of British Columbia
Research Interests: I'm interested in understanding what motivates people to modify their health-related behaviors.
Fun facts: In my spare time I love biking, rock climbing, baking quinoa-based cakes and cooking in my Instant Pot.
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.
Health Promotion Coordinator
Education: BSc Student (Biomedical Physiology) - Simon Fraser University
Research Interests: Cardiac physiology, public health, implementation science and knowledge translation.
Fun facts: I enjoy camping, hiking, breakdancing and making digital art.
Education: Health Sciences – Simon Fraser University
Research Interests: Mental health, childhood obesity prevention and social determinants of health.
Fun facts: When I'm not playing ultimate frisbee, you can find me binging on the latest Netflix shows.