Overview

My research involves the treatment and prevention childhood obesity and diabetes. As rates of childhood obesity increase, type 2 diabetes in children, a disease that was previously seen only in the adults, will continue to increase. Obesity is the single most important risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes and therefore, I am interested in developing and evaluating community-based programs designed to prevent childhood obesity. Also, I am interested in developing and evaluating innovative ways to provide the health services necessary for children with diabetes in order to optimize their care and prevent long term complications of this disease.

Publications

Type 1 diabetes outcomes: Does distance to clinic matter?
Pediatric Diabetes
Danya A. Fox and Nazrul Islam and Shazhan Amed
DOI: 10.1111/pedi.12749
11/2018

Evaluation of complex community-based childhood obesity prevention interventions
Obesity Reviews
D. Karacabeyli and S. Allender and S. Pinkney and S. Amed
DOI: 10.1111/obr.12689
08/2018

Incidence and prevalence trends of youth-onset type 2 diabetes in a cohort of Canadian youth: 2002-2013
Pediatric Diabetes
Shazhan Amed and Nazrul Islam and Jenny Sutherland and Kim Reimer
DOI: 10.1111/pedi.12631
06/2018

Type 1 diabetes incidence and prevalence trends in a cohort of Canadian children and youth
Pediatric Diabetes
Danya A Fox and Nazrul Islam and Jenny Sutherland and Kim Reimer and Shazhan Amed
DOI: 10.1111/pedi.12566
05/2018

British Columbian Healthcare Providers' Perspectives on Facilitators and Barriers to Adhering to Pediatric Diabetes Treatment Guidelines
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Bonnie McIntosh and Karine Khatchadourian and Shazhan Amed
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2016.10.002
04/2017

The effects of distance to subspecialty care, ethnicity, gender, income and caregiver education on the health of children with chronic diseases
2017

Pituitary Dysfunction in Pediatric Patients with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia: A retrospective cohort study (1975-2015)
Hormone Research in Paediatrics
2017

Do Pediatric Patients with Gynecomastia Require Routine Evaluation by Endocrinology?
Pediatrics
2017

Incidence and Prevalence Trends ofYouth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes in a Cohort of Canadian Youth: 2002-2013
Pediatric Diabetes
2017

Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY): Making the Right Diagnosis to Optimize Treatment
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Shazhan Amed and Richard Oram
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2016.03.002
10/2016

Wayfinding the Live 5-2-1-0 Initiative—At the Intersection between Systems Thinking and Community-Based Childhood Obesity Prevention
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Shazhan Amed and Stephanie Shea and Susan Pinkney and Joan Wharf Higgins and Patti-Jean Naylor
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13060614
06/2016

Diagnosis of diabetes type in children and young people: challenges and recommendations
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Shazhan Amed and Paolo Pozzilli
DOI: 10.1016/s2213-8587(16)00080-2
05/2016

Persistent Albuminuria in Children with Type 2 Diabetes: A Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program Study
The Journal of Pediatrics
Elizabeth A.C. Sellers and Stasia Hadjiyannakis and Shazhan Amed and Allison B. Dart and Roland F. Dyck and Jill Hamilton and Valerie Langlois and Constadina Panagiotopoulos and Heather J. Dean
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.09.042
01/2016

Creating a collective impact on childhood obesity: Lessons from the SCOPE initiative
Can J Public Health
Shazhan Amed and Patti-Jean Naylor and Susan Pinkney and Stephanie Shea and Louise C. Mâsse and Stephen Berg and Jean-Paul Collet and Joan Wharf Higgins
DOI: 10.17269/cjph.106.5114
10/2015

Sustainable childhood obesity prevention through community engagement (SCOPE) program: evaluation of the implementation phase
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Bonnie McIntosh and Amelia Daly and Louise C. Mâsse and Jean-Paul Collet and Joan Wharf Higgins and Patti-Jean Naylor and Shazhan Amed
DOI: 10.1139/bcb-2014-0127
10/2015

The Future of Treating Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes: Focusing Upstream and Extending Our Influence into Community Environments
Current Diabetes Reports
Shazhan Amed
DOI: 10.1007/s11892-015-0576-7
02/2015

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Youth – A Family Physician’s Role in Prevention
Canadian Journal of Diagnosis
2015

Care delivery in youth with type 2 diabetes - are we meeting clinical practice guidelines?
Pediatric Diabetes
Shazhan Amed and Kimberly Nuernberger and Kim Reimer and Hans Krueger and Sema K. Aydede and Dieter Ayers and Jean-Paul Collet
DOI: 10.1111/pedi.12147
06/2014

Clinical Management of Youth with Gender Dysphoria in Vancouver
The Journal of Pediatrics
Karine Khatchadourian and Shazhan Amed and Daniel L. Metzger
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.10.068
04/2014

Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines in the Management of Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes—A Prospective Population Cohort Study
The Journal of Pediatrics
Shazhan Amed and Kimberly Nuernberger and Patrick McCrea and Kim Reimer and Hans Krueger and Sema K. Aydede and Dieter Ayers and Jean-Paul Collet
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.01.070
08/2013

Sustainable Childhood Obesity Prevention Through Community Engagement (SCOPE): Development of a Social Media Resource for Communities
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Stephanie Shea and Bonnie McIntosh and Amelia Daly and Jean Paul Collet and Joan Wharf Higgins and Shazhan Amed
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2013.03.256
04/2013

The emerging landscape of childhood diabetes: unraveling the diagnosis
Diabetes Management
Shazhan Amed and Jill Hamilton
DOI: 10.2217/dmt.12.65
11/2012

Sustainable Childhood Obesity Prevention Through Community Engagement (SCOPE): A Qualitative Study
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Bonnie Mcintosh and Amelia Daly and Louise Masse and Joan Wharf Higgins and Patti-Jean Naylor and Shazhan Amed
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2012.07.445
10/2012

Can surveillance provide epidemiological data on Aboriginal health?
Paediatrics & Child Health
Danielle Grenier and Shazhan Amed and Paul Dancey and Heather Dean and Stasia Hadjiyannakis and Jill Hamilton and Adam Huber and Louise Pelletier and Elizabeth Sellers and Lori Tucker and Wendy Vaudry and Tom Wong
DOI: 10.1093/pch/17.8.441
10/2012

Process Evaluation of a BC Initiative: Sustainable Childhood Obesity Prevention Through Community Engagement (SCOPE)
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Amelia C. Daly and Bonnie Mcintosh and Louise Masse and Joan Wharf Higgins and Patti-Jean Naylor and Shazhan Amed
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2012.07.446
10/2012

Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines Among Youth with Type 2 Diabetes in British Columbia, Canada
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Shazhan Amed and Behrad Besharatian and Kim Reimer and Dieter Ayers and Sema Aydede and Jean-Paul Collet and Kimberley Nuernberger
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2012.07.448
10/2012

Evaluation of a Provincial Education Resource for Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes - A Guide for Families: Diabetes Care for Children and Teens
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Heather Nichol and Bonnie Mcintosh and Shazhan Amed
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2012.07.026
10/2012

Differing clinical features in Aboriginal vs. non-Aboriginal children presenting with type 2 diabetes
Pediatric Diabetes
Shazhan Amed and Jill K. Hamilton and Elizabeth A.C. Sellers and Constadina Panagiotopoulos and Stasia Hadjiyannakis and Baiju R. Shah and Gillian L. Booth and Tessa A. Laubscher and David Dannenbaum and Heather Dean
DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-5448.2012.00859.x
02/2012

Risk Factors for Medication-Induced Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes
The Journal of Pediatrics
Shazhan Amed and Heather Dean and Elizabeth A.C. Sellers and Constadina Panagiotopoulos and Baiju R. Shah and Gillian L. Booth and Tessa A. Laubscher and David Dannenbaum and Stasia Hadjiyannakis and Jill K. Hamilton
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.01.017
08/2011

Validation of classification algorithms for childhood diabetes identified from administrative data
Pediatric Diabetes
Saskia E Vanderloo and Jeffrey A Johnson and Kim Reimer and Patrick McCrea and Kimberly Nuernberger and Hans Krueger and Sema K Aydede and Jean-Paul Collet and Shazhan Amed
DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-5448.2011.00795.x
07/2011

Validation of diabetes case definitions using administrative claims data.
Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association
DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2011.03238.x
PubMed: 21392063
04/2011

Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Shazhan Amed and Denis Daneman and Farid H Mahmud and Jill Hamilton
DOI: 10.1586/erc.10.15
03/2010

Type 2 Diabetes, Medication-Induced Diabetes, and Monogenic Diabetes in Canadian Children: A prospective national surveillance study
Diabetes Care
S. Amed and H. J. Dean and C. Panagiotopoulos and E. A. C. Sellers and S. Hadjiyannakis and T. A. Laubscher and D. Dannenbaum and B. R. Shah and G. L. Booth and J. K. Hamilton
DOI: 10.2337/dc09-1013
01/2010

National Surveillance of Non-Type 1 Diabetes (NT1DM) In Canadian Children.
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Shazhan Amed and Heather Dean and Jill Hamilton and Ntldm study Team
DOI: 10.1016/s1499-2671(08)24033-5
01/2008

Variation in Growth Hormone Immunoassays in Clinical Practice in Canada
Hormone Research
Shazhan Amed and Edgard Delvin and Jill Hamilton
DOI: 10.1159/000114860
2008

When Sugar is Not a Sweet: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrom
Turner Syndrome: Across the Lifespan
2008

Unravelling the risk factors for non-type 1 diabetes in children
Paediatrics & Child Health
DOI: 10.1093/pch/11.8.506
10/2006

Research

Current projects
I recently completed a national surveillance study for Non-type 1 diabetes mellitus in Canadian children
One of the most striking findings in the national surveillance study for type 2 diabetes was that 95% of Canadian children with T2DM are obese. Therefore, obesity is the single most important risk factor for T2DM. As a result, I am currently leading SCOPE: Sustainable Childhood Obesity Prevention through Community Engagement, a project rooted in the principles of community based participation. SCOPE is a community-based, multi-sectoral childhood obesity prevention project that addresses the mid- and up-stream determinants of health and incorporates the unique characteristics of BC populations. SCOPE will be piloted in the cities of Prince George and Abbotsford.

I am also working closely with Child Health BC to develop a provincial pediatric diabetes program in British Columbia. Recognizing the importance of evaluating and reporting the impact of new models of care, I will use existing provincial and national databases to determine if this provincial pediatric model of diabetes care will improve clinical (i.e. diabetes control, reduction of complications) and non-clinical outcomes (i.e. school performance, psychosocial outcomes) in children with diabetes.

Grants

CIHR Operating Grant: Knowledge to Action - Project: "Tele-SCOPE - Translation, Evaluation and Learnings Exchanged for Sustainable Childhood Obesity Prevention Through Community Engagement."

Honours & Awards

Restracomp Fellowship Appointment—2007/08 Salary support during a second year of research fellowship in Paediatric Endocrinology Amount: $40,000

Rookie of the Year, Department Of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital- 2009

Canadian Society For Clinical Investigation Canadian Institutes Of Research (Csci/Cihr) Resident Research Prize —2004

Resident Clinical Teaching Award, Child Health at the Health Sciences Center and University of Manitoba — 2003-2004

Resident Teaching Award, University of Manitoba — 2003-2004

Hoffman Laroche Canadian Paediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Research Award — 2006/07 Salary support during a year of research fellowship in Paediatric Endocrinology Amount: $60,000

Pediatric Resident Regional Research Competition — Winner 2004

Perls Teaching Award, Department Of Pediatrics, The Hospital For Sick Children —2008

Pediatric Resident National Research Competition — Winner 2004

Canucks for Kids Fund Catalyst Grant- 2013

Research Group Members

Aysha Ayub
Kelly Banh, SCOPE Research Assistant
Kimberly Charbonneau, Live 5-2-1-0 Project Coordinator
Silke Hansen, Research Assistant
Zahraa Hawili
Shelly Keidar, E2i Research Coordinator
Lynn Kennedy, Masters Student
Susan Pinkney
Selina Suleman
Caris Tze
Kiana Yau