Melanie Henderson (Alumni) - University of Montreal
|Award Type:||Career Enhancement Program|
My research interests focus on the etiology of obesity, its metabolic and cardiovascular consequences, and their prevention in various populations, including healthy children, as well as children with diabetes mellitus. I am particularly interested in the influence of lifestyle habits on metabolic health in youth. Understanding how physical activity, sedentary behaviour, diet and sleep influence metabolic health is critical to developing effective preventive strategies for clinical practice and public health alike. I am also interested in the evaluation of such novel strategies in the prevention or treatment of cardiovascular disease risk in childhood.