I’m a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. I have been conducting research in the prevention and management of heart disease for over 20 years focusing on supporting healthy lifestyles and improving access to timely health care. I hold the Pfizer/Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular Prevention Research at St. Paul’s Hospital and I am also a member of the Division of Cardiology at St. Paul’s Hospital.
In this blog, I will draw on my scientific expertise and patient experience to write about issues pertinent to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for general well-being, and for the prevention and management of many common conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Specific topics will cover areas like physical activity/exercise and healthy nutrition. In addition, I will also focus on areas regarding the health care system and how we as patients can get the most out of it. This will include topics such as navigating through the health care system, interacting with your providers, and identifying challenges and solutions we face in health care.