We work very closely with our research collaborators at the Toronto Western Hospital Bariatric Surgery Program, where Dr. Stephanie Cassin worked as a clinical psychologist prior to joining the faculty at Ryerson University. Our collaborators there include Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam, Dr. Susan Wnuk, Dr. Raed Hawa, Dr. Marlene Taube-Schiff, Dr. Jessica VanExan, Chau Du, and many others.
In addition to collaborating with other faculty members at Ryerson University (e.g., Drs. Michelle Dionne, Martin Antony, Colleen Carney, Nick Bellissimo), we also collaborate on projects with researchers at other institutions (e.g., Dr. Brad Meisner at Dalhousie University; Dr. Paula Brochu at Nova Southeastern University; Dr. Josie Geller at St. Paul’s Hospital).
Some examples of current collaborations include:
1. Title: Telephone-based cognitive behavioural therapy for bariatric surgery patients
Principal Investigators: Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam (University of Toronto), Dr. Stephanie Cassin (Ryerson University), and Dr. Sagar Parikh (University of Toronto)
Funding: Canadian Institutes for Health Research
2. Title: Role of Dietary Protein in a Familiar Breakfast Meal on Subjective Satiety, Food Intake and Thermic Effect of Food in Normal Weight and Overweight/Obese Children
Principal Investigator: Dr. Nick Bellissimo (Ryerson University)
Funding: Obesity Society
3. Title: The Role of Sleep in Stress Eating
Principal Investigator: Angela Lachowski (Ryerson University)
Funding: Ryerson University (Harry Rosen Institute for Stress and Wellbeing Research Grant)