Catherine Chan

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept


Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
(780) 492-9939
4-126A Li Ka Shing Centre For Research
11203 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5




PhD, Human Nutrition, UBC

Job/Research Area 

Human Nutrition 


Major Responsibilities/Research Interests 

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are among the most prevalent chronic diseases and their incidence is increasing as developing countries adopt “westernized” lifestyles. My research program has two main foci. First, we study the effects of various diets and genetic factors on insulin secretion. Second, we develop and evaluate the effectiveness of physical activity interventions. 


AFNS 601 - Seminar

Covers specialized topics of current interest to graduate students in AFNS. Presentations by students, faculty and invited speakers. Students register in one of four sections - Animal Science, Plant Science, Food Science or Human Nutrition. Attendance is required of all graduate students throughout their program. MSc students normally register for one term in year 2, and are required to present one seminar; PhD students normally register for one term in each of year 1 and 3, and are required to present one seminar per term.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021


Flavonoid intake of adult Albertans with type II diabetes estimated using three day food records: part of the PANDA study
Author(s): Frolich J, Leal J, Johnson S T , Chan C B, Bell RC
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Journal of the Home Economics Institute of Australia
Volume: 18
Page Numbers: 9-15

Uncoupling protein-2 increases nitric oxide production and TNFAIP3 pathway activation in pancreatic islets
Author(s): Nino Fong R, Fatehi-Hassanabad, Z., Lee SC, Lu H, Wheeler M B, Chan C B.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: J. Mol. Endocrinol
Volume: 46
Page Numbers: 193-204

Daily steps are low year-round and dip lower in fall/winter: findings from a longitudinal diabetes cohort
Author(s): Dasgupta K, Joseph L, Pilote L, Strachan I, Sigal R, Chan C B
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Cardiovasc. Diabetol
Volume: 9
Page Numbers: 81

Reactive oxygen species and endothelial function in diabetes
Author(s): Fatehi-Hassanabad Z, Chan C B, Furman BL
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Eur J Pharmacol
Volume: 636
Page Numbers: 8-17
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Assessing the effects of weather conditions on physical activity participation using objective measures
Author(s): Chan C B, Ryan DA
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Int J Environ Res Publ Health
Volume: 6
Page Numbers: 2639-2654

Effectiveness of the First Step Program delivered by professionals versus peers
Author(s): Tudor-Locke C, Lauzon N, Myers AM, Bell RC, Chan C B, McCargar L, Speechley M, Rodger NW
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: J Phys Act Health
Volume: 6
Page Numbers: 456-462

Uncoupling protein-2 overexpression leads to impaired processing of proinsulin
Author(s): Kashemsant, N., and Chan C B.
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: J. Mol. Endocrinol.

Communicating Diabetes Best Practices to Clients: A preliminary examination of educator perspectives
Author(s): Berry T, Anders S, Chan C B, Bell R
Publication: Health Promot Pract.