Meet the Team
Recruiting Soon in Calgary and Hamilton
Dr. Jon McGavock's research program has 3 main pillars in order to span the spectrum of mechanistic human physiology studies to community-based participatory action research. Pillar 1: the determinants of type 2 diabetes and the associated complications, Pillar 2: dose of physical activity needed to prevent type 2 diabetes and improve metabolic control in individuals with type 1 diabetes, Pillar 3: the role of peer mentoring for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes in youth.
Dr. Josephine Ho is a Pediatric Endocrinologist at the Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta and the medical lead for the Pediatric Center for Wellness & Health at the Alberta Children's Hospital. She does clinical research in the areas of pediatric weight management and optimizing care for children with type 1 diabetes.
Dr. Katherine Morrison (she/her) is a Pediatric Endocrinologist at the Daculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University. She does clinical reserach focused on pediatric obesity and lipid disorders
Clinical Psychologist / Co-Investigator
Dr. Leslie Roos
Dr. Leslie E. Roos is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba, with appointments in Psychology and Pediatrics. Her program of research aims to prevent the intergenerational transmission of stress-linked health inequities by developing scalable programs to promote family mental health and supportive relationships. Dr. Roos completed her clinical residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto and received her PhD from the University of Oregon.
Mae is a Filipino-Canadian Dietitian with experience in community and clinical nutrition. She is currently completing her Masters in Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She enjoys working with patients and families and provide digestible nutrition education (pun intended!) that works for their lifestyle and goals. Outside of work, she considers herself an amateur food photographer and a self-proclaimed foodie!
Jana has a Masters of Science degree in kinesiology from the University of Manitoba. She has worked for the past 7 years with the DREAM (diabetes research envisioned and accomplished in Manitoba) and has a passion for physical activity and fitness.
Kailey graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours in psychology) from the University of Manitoba in 2021, and hopes to become a clinical psychologist. She has a passion for youth mental health and is excited to be a part of this research.
Dr. Emily Cameron (she/her) is a Clinical Psychologist and researcher with expertise in delivering DBT for children, adolescents, and their families. She has worked with youth and families in many health and mental health contexts, including weight management, diabetes, and eating disorders. Dr. Cameron is excited to be working with the Teen Health Study and the incoming teens and families to address physical and mental health needs in youth and families during and after the pandemic.
Dr. Allison Dart is a Pediatric Nephrologist with research interests in the epidemiology of chronic disease (CKD) in Indigenous children, with a current focus on renal outcomes in youth with type 2 diabetes. Currently the co-lead of the National iCARE study, funded by CIHR which will evaluate the bio-psychosocial determinants of albuminuria in youth with type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Brandy Wicklow is a Pediatric Endocrinologist in Winnipeg, Manitoba and her research focus is on early life determinants of type 2 diabetes and renal disease in children and adolescents, with a particular interest in the impacts of the psychological, economic, and social impacts on wholistic health of all children living with diabetes.
Dr. Tracie Afifi is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Childhood Adversity and Resilience, a Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Afifi’s primary research interests are in the areas of child maltreatment and mental health with a focus on resilience, intervention, and prevention. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal publications and has 175 conference presentations at national and international conferences. To date, she has been awarded $45 million in research funding as Principal or Co-Investigator.
Dr. Mandy Archibald's research lab leverages knowledge of lived experience through qualitative, mixed methods and arts-based research to improve care and social wellbeing. Through this emphasis on applied qualitative research and arts-based, collaborative knowledge translation, I seek to improve the relevance and impact of research for diverse stakeholder groups.
Vibhuti is an Indo-Canadian who graduated with a Master of Science degree in Physiology and Pathophysiology from University of Manitoba. She is passionate about healthcare research and fitness.