Overview

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.