Centre for Interdisciplinary Obesity Research

Our Mission:

  • To foster interdisciplinary research into the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of obesity
  • To promote training and education of highly qualified personnel in the area of obesity research through local and national opportunities
  • To increase awareness of obesity risk and management

Our Vision:

  • To improve the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador by reducing the burden of obesity through research and education.

Research Foci

  • Biology of Obesity (nutrition, cell development, neural mechanisms and behaviour)
  • Diseases associated with Obesity (stroke, cancer, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease)
  • Obesity Intervention and Prevention  (population health, interventions, education)
  • Effects of diet on Health and Disease (brain health, fetal health)