Edgar Delvin

Dr Edgar Delvin, clinical biochemist, is Head of the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at the CHU Sainte-Justine and Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Montreal. He is also a member of the Committee for the Pediatric Endocrinology Teaching Program of the University of Montreal and Editor in Chief of Clinical Biochemistry. His interests focus on the multifaceted roles of vitamin D.


Jean-Philippe Chaput

Jean-Philippe Chaput is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa and holds a Junior Research Chair in Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute in Ottawa. Jean-Philippe completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) in 2010 under the guidance of Prof. Arne Astrup, insuring the research group’s state-of-the-art scientific competence in relation to sleep physiology and mental stress. He has a background in biology and graduated from Laval University (Quebec City) in 2008, where he was under the supervision of Prof. Angelo Tremblay. He is particularly interested in new determinants of obesity, such as lack of sleep, cognitive work, lack of calcium, and chemical pollutants.

 Josée Dubois

Josée Dubois is a radiologist specializing in pediatric and interventional radiology; she heads the medical imaging department at CHU Sainte-Justine, and is professor in the department of radiology, radio-oncology, and nuclear medicine at the University of Montreal. She holds a master’s degree in biomedical sciences. Her research interests include vascular anomalies (genetic and treatment), as well as the investigation of cardiovascular disease risk factors.


 Judith Simoneau Roy, Université de Sherbrooke 

Dr. Judith Simoneau Roy obtained her medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Sherbrooke in 1996, with specializations in paediatrics (University of Sherbrooke, 2000) and pediatric endocrinology at Sainte-Justine Hospital (University of Montreal, 2002). Her studies focus on appetite regulation and insulin resistance among obese youth related to hypothalamic origin. Her research interests primarily include the prevention and treatment of obesity, cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes among children, as well as determinants of insulin resistance. Her projects mainly consist of evaluation research and epidemiology, but also involve a biomedical aspect with several hormonal measures.


Laurent Legault, M.D, Hôpital de Montréal pour Enfants

Dr. Laurent Legault is a graduate of the University of Montreal. He works at Montreal Children’s Hospital within the Department of Endocrinology and has been head of the Diabetes Clinic since 1999. He is an assistant professor at the University of Montreal and McGillUniversity. He is particularly interested in the prevention of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease among children and adolescents. He developed the Healthy Weight Clinic at Maisonneuve-RosemontHospital in 1994 and at the Montreal Children’s Hospital in 2000. He is very involved in clinical research and has been head of PRUDENT research unit since 2004. 

Lise Gauvin 

Lise Gauvin is a researcher at the CRCHUM (Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal), an Associate Researcher at the Léa-Roback Center on Social Inequalities of Health, and Full Professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at Université de Montréal. She is a kinesiologist with expertise in public health, epidemiology, and health promotion. Her research focuses on socio-environmental determinants of physical activity, interventions to promote physical activity at the population level, and social determinants of disordered eating. For QUALITY she is a contributor to investigations of the importance of school and neighbourhood environments in children’s cardiovascular risk profile.


Lyne Mongeau, PhD, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

Lyne Mongeau Dt.P. a nutritionist with a training in Public Health. She has been working on weight-related problems for 25 years in different settings including: hospitals, local community health centers, public health departments, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec, community-based organisations, and private practice. Since March 2007, she is working for the Ministère de la santé et des Services Sociaux of the Government of Québec as Coordinator of the 2006-2012 Government Action Plan to Promote Healthy Lifestyle and Prevent Weight-related Problems. Investing for the Future. In January 2007, Dr. Mongeau was awarded the prestigious « Scientifique de l’année » Award by Radio-Canada. In the Quality team, she is mostly interested by the knowledge transfer. 

Marie Marquis

Marie Marquis is a nutritionist and holds a Ph.D in administration with a specialisation in marketing. In the nutrition department, she coordinates NUTRIUM, the nutrition reference organization at the University of Montreal. As an associate professor in the nutrition department at the University of Montreal, she teaches topics related to dietary consumption. Within the QUALITY study, she is interested in the social factors that influence dietary behaviours and dietary routines of children and families.



Paul Poirier

Paul Poirier is an associate professor of the faculty of pharmacy at Laval University and a board certified cardiologist; he has a PhD in experimental medicine and completed specialty training in internal medicine. He is also chair of the Obesity Committee on the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism of the American Heart Association, and he is part of the macrovascular subcommittee of the Canadian Diabetes Association for the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of diabetes in Canada 2008. Dr Poirier has a long-term interest in exercise, obesity, diabetes and cardiomyopathy and the role of weight loss and exercise in the management of these diseases. 


 Simon Tran

Simon Tran has designed a research program aimed at coming up with effective treatments for these sufferers (people with dry mouth) through the regeneration or implantation of artificial glands using stem cells that are drawn from the patients’ own tissues. In the process, he is identifying, isolating, and characterizing post-natal (adult) stem cells of the craniofacial complex (such as salivary and periodontal stem cells) for regenerative medicine. With the QUALITY team, he helped to plan and design the oral health component (specifically for periodontal/ gum disease). His lab is responsible for the analysis of samples obtained from the oral cavity (bacteria from oral biofilms, biomarkers from saliva and gingival crevicular fluid). 

 Suzie Pellerin, Coalition Québécoise sur la Problématique du Poids

Suzie Pellerin launched her career in politics, and then moved on to various roles in communications management. In 2007, she decided to focus on children’s health by joining CHU Sainte-Justine. She was then hired to pursue this vocation as Director and Spokesperson for the Quebec Coalition on Weight-Related Problems with the Association pour la santé publique du Québec. Her functions at the Coalition combine all her interests and allow her to tangibly take action and impact quality of life for future generations.