Back to school: health experts

Published: 14 August 2015

Parents and students are getting ready for back-to-school. Here are McGill experts that can help you answer your questions on health-related topics:

Hope Weiler, Canada Research Chair in Nutrition, Development and Aging, Associate Professor in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University, Director of the Mary Emily Clinical Nutrition Research Unit.
Expertise: She’s involved in a study on teens and she wants know if drinking more milk and consuming more dairy products develop stronger bones and muscle. The team is still recruiting teenagers in the Greater Montreal.
Contact: hope.weiler [at] She answers in English.

Lindsay Duncan, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, McGill University.
Expertise: Her research focuses on motivating people to engage in physical activity and finding strategies to help them sustain it over the long term. I also do some research on substance use reduction among teens and safe sex among women aged 18-25 years.
Contact: lindsay.duncan [at] 514-709-1402 (cell). She answers in English.

Nancy Heath, James McGill Professor, Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, McGill University.
Expertise: She’s available to speak about Stress Management particularly in the later elementary years and high school or CEGEP/University. She worked, presented, published and currently have a grant to teach mindfulness based stress management to high school students. Her team also does this in later grades of elementary school.
Contact: nancy.heath [at] She answers in English.

Steven R. Shaw, Director, Resilience, Pediatric Psychology, and Neurogenetics Connections Lab, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University
Expertise: He’s available to discuss the following issues: behaviour issues affecting school performance, the intersection between medical problems/general health and school functioning, preventing school dropout, and teacher/child relationships..
Contact: shawmcgilllab [at] He answers in English.

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