Global Health Seminars: The Global Epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes in the South Asian Diaspora

Monday, January 12, 2015 16:00to17:00
McIntyre Medical Building Martin Amphitheatre, Room 504, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6, CA

Global Health Seminar Series

The Global Epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes in the South Asian Diaspora

Sonia Anand, MD, PhD

Date: 12 January 2015, 4:00-5:00 pm

Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Martin Amphitheatre, Room 504

Dr. Sonia Anand is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at McMaster University, the Director of McMaster Population Genomics Program and a vascular medicine specialist. She recently received the Canada Research Chair in Ethnic Diversity and Cardiovascular Disease. She also holds the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario/Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Population Health Research. Her present research focuses upon the environmental and genetic determinants of vascular disease in populations of varying ancestral origin, women and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Anand received a Doctor of Medicine from McMaster in 1992, Internal Medicine Training at McMaster and a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1996. She further received her Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster in 1996 and Ph.D. in Health Research Methodology at McMaster in 2002. In 1996, Dr. Anand received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Clinician Scientist Award Phase 1 followed by the Phase 2 Award which she held from 2003-2008. Her current research includes initiating 2 large birth cohort studies funded by the CIHR and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada - one among South Asian women of the greater Toronto area and the second among Aboriginal women from the Six Nations Reserve. Her work is widely published amongst academic and peer-evaluated journals and she teaches clinical epidemiology courses in methodology and cardiovascular disease at McMaster University.

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