Catherine Chan, PhD
PhD, Physiology, UBC
Human Nutrition, Physiology, Metabolism
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. We study the effects of various diets, foods and food derivatives on overall metabolism, insulin secretion and signaling pathways. We also are interested in developing, implementing and evaluating lifestyle programs for people living with diabetes.
To develop skills in critical review of the literature, formulation of research questions and hypotheses, and the execution and presentation of research in the nutrition and metabolism fields. Lectures include concepts in experimental design, logistics of data collection and basic statistical analysis. The seminar includes practical application of these tools and completion of a critical review to compliment student's research program. Normally taken by students in the MSc and PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism during the first year of their graduate studies program.
Frolich J, Leal J, Johnson S T , Chan C B, Bell RC
Journal of the Home Economics Institute of Australia. 2011 January; 18
Nino Fong R, Fatehi-Hassanabad, Z., Lee SC, Lu H, Wheeler M B, Chan C B.
J. Mol. Endocrinol. 2011 January; 46
Dasgupta K, Joseph L, Pilote L, Strachan I, Sigal R, Chan C B
Cardiovasc. Diabetol. 2010 January; 9
Fatehi-Hassanabad Z, Chan C B, Furman BL
Eur J Pharmacol. 2010 January; 636
Chan C B, Ryan DA
Int J Environ Res Publ Health. 2009 January; 6
Tudor-Locke C, Lauzon N, Myers AM, Bell RC, Chan C B, McCargar L, Speechley M, Rodger NW
J Phys Act Health. 2009 January; 6
Kashemsant, N., and Chan C B.
J. Mol. Endocrinol.. 2006 January;
Berry T, Anders S, Chan C B, Bell R
Health Promot Pract..
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