Catherine M. Sabiston

Catherine M.Sabiston is an assistant professor of exercise and health psychology in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at McGill University. Her research examines the interrelations among physical self-perceptions and emotions, social (i.e., parents, peers, media) influences, and physical activity motivation. As part of the QUALITY team, Catherine helps to describe psychosocial determinants physical activity levels and emotional health.


Émile Lévy

Dr. Emile Levy is a Full Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the University of Montreal. Currently, he holds the Research Chair J.A. DeSève in Nutrition. He is now the Research Director of the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Unit of the CHU Mère-Enfant Sainte-Justine where he leads an important research team and the Director of Nutrition and Lipid Laboratory. He is known for his achievements in the field of digestion, fat absorption and metabolism and related diseases, including intestinal malabsorption, development disorders, primary and secondary hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, malnutrition, obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance.


Marie-Eve Mathieu

Marie-Eve Mathieu was a postdoctoral intern in Dr. Angelo Tremblay’s laboratory at Laval University. She holds a bachelors degree in kinesiology (exercise sciences), as well as a masters and doctoral degrees in exercise sciences from the University of Montreal. Having been involved in the study since its inception, she works on evaluating physical fitness and measuring physical activity practices. Her postdoctoral research allowed her to study the relationship between physical activity practices, physical fitness, and the health of youth. She is now a professor in the kinesiology department at the University of Montreal.

Marie-Hélène Roy-Gagnon

Marie-Hélène Roy-Gagnon is a researcher at the Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center and is affiliated with the Social and Preventive Medicine Department at the University of Montreal. She has a PhD in Epidemiology (specialization in Genetic Epidemiology/Human Genetic) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a MSc in Statistics form Laval University. Her research aims to optimize the utilization of methodological approaches, including the development of new methods, for genetic epidemiological studies of complex diseases.  As part of the QUALITY team, she will contribute to the statistical modelling of complex relationships between determinants and measures of cardiovascular risk.

Nancy Chooi Ping Low

Nancy Chooi Ping Low is a clinician researcher at the McGill University Health Centre and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. She is a psychiatrist with training in psychiatric and genetic epidemiology (family studies). Her research focuses on familial risk in chronic disorders, for exemple what are the disorders which cluster highly within families and why. As part of the QUALITY team, she will help to describe the role psychiatric symptoms may contribute to the establishment of health status and behaviours.