My overall program addresses the influence of social and physical environments, and air quality, on obesity and related behaviours and conditions among vulnerable youth. Specific aims include estimating behavoural trajectories and examining how distinct behavioural patterns and health outcomes are influenced by of school and neighbourhood characteristics.
Here are my main domains of research:
Epidemiology of Pediatric Obesity
- Obesity, physical activity, sedentary behaviours, dietary habits
- Cardiovascular risk factor profile and metabolic health of children and adolescents
- Methods of longitudinal data analysis
- Influence of residential neighbourhoods and schools