Dr Angela Devlin's research program encompasses discovery and clinical studies focused on determining roles for prenatal and childhood dietary and metabolic factors on the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A particular focus is on identifying targets to prevent cardiometabolic complications in high-risk children, such as those with mental health conditions and type 1 diabetes. Her research program is supported by funding from CIHR, NSERC, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Canucks for Kids Fund.
This session will provide an overview on the importance of diet and physical activity on cognitive development in children. Recent findings of lifestyle interventions will be highlighted. The session will feature presentations from 2 experts in the field. The first speaker is Dr Charles Hillman. Dr Hillman is a Professor of Psychology and Co-director of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. The second speaker is Dr Naiman Khan. Dr Khan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and leads the Body Composition and Nutritional Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.