Kaberi Dasgupta


Kaberi Dasgupta, MD, MSc, FRCPC


Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Divisions of Internal Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology, and Endocrinology and Metabolism
McGill University Health Centre
1001 Decarie Blvd., D02.3312, Montreal, QC H4A 3J1

Tel: 514-934-1934 ext. 44715

kaberi.dasgupta [at] mcgill.ca

Biographical Sketch

Kaberi Dasgupta, a physician and researcher, is Associate Professor of Medicine at McGill University and Director of the Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. Her studies focus on the prevention and management of diabetes and its related complications. In collaboration with her multidisciplinary team, including patient partners, she develops and tests strategies to enhance self-management support.  She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has received research grants as principal investigator from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Lawson Foundation, the Medavie Foundation, and Diabetes Canada. She was a recipient of a CIHR New Investigator award and has been an FRQS clinician scholar from the junior through senior levels. Her students at the MSc, PhD, and postdoctoral levels have held scholarships from CIHR, Diabetes Canada, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, and the FRQS. Some are now Assistant Professors with their own research programs at universities in Canada and the United States.

Dr Dasgupta’s notable contributions include

  1. The demonstration that a physician-delivered step count prescription strategy can increase steps and improve glucose control and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes/hypertension (CIHR-funded SMARTER trial; Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism, 2017). This strategy has been incorporated into Diabetes Canada’s 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines.
  2. The determination that gestational diabetes and gestational hypertension are indicators for the future development of postpartum diabetes both in mothers and in fathers (Diabetes Canada-funded studies; Diabetes Care, 2015; American Journal of Epidemiology, 2017). This is consistent with her previous work indicating spouse concordance in diabetes (BMC Medicine, 2014). The concept of shared couple risk may be leveraged for couple-based collaboration for diabetes prevention. Dr Dasgupta has conducted several intervention studies in this area (Cardiovascular Diabetology, 2014; BMC Public Health, 2018) funded by the CIHR, Lawson Foundation and the Medavie Foundation.
  3. The identification of a high prevalence of stigma among youth with type 1 diabetes (Diabetes Canada-funding; JMIR, 2018). This stigma is associated with a greater likelihood of severe hypoglycemia as well as overall glucose levels above target. This led to development of a virtual peer-led peer to peer network to support youth with type 1 diabetes (CIHR and Diabetes Canada-funded).


Clinical trial, cohort study, epidemiology, diabetes, hypertension, vascular disease, physical activity, step counts, behaviour change, eating behaviour, spousal concordance

Research or Clinical Activities

Please see Biographical Sketch

Selected Recent Publications

Leong A, Rahme E, Dasgupta K. Spousal diabetes as a diabetes risk factor: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Medicine [Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis] (Revisions requested, September, 2013; Second set of revisions requested November 2013) in press

Bader A, Gougeon R, Joseph L, Da Costa D, Dasgupta K. Nutritional Education Through Internet-Delivered Menu Plans Among Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Pilot Study. [Original Research Article] JMIR Research Protocols. 2013;2(2):e41

Dasgupta K, Da Costa D, Pillay S, De Civita M, Gougeon R, Leong A, Bacon S, Stotland S, Chetty VT, Garfield N, Majdan A, Meltzer S. Strategies to Optimize Participation in Diabetes Prevention Programs following Gestational Diabetes: A Focus Group Study. [Original Research Article] PLoS ONE. 2013 Jul 4;8(7):e67878. PubMed PMID: 23861824

Dasgupta K, Hajna S, Joseph L, Da Costa D, Christopoulos S, Gougeon R. Effects of Meal Preparation Training and Step Count Monitoring on Glycemic Control and Blood Pressure: Results of  a Phase 2 Trial in Type 2 Diabetes. [Original Research Article] International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2012, 9:125. PubMed PMID: 23075398

Leong A, Dasgupta K, Chiasson J-L, Rahme E. Estimating the population prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes. [Original Research Article] Diabetes Care. First published May 8 2013. PubMed PMID: 23656982

PubMed Publications – K. Dasgupta