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Gary Goldfield photo of Gary Goldfield
Senior investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Clinical Scientist, HALO group
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Human Kinetics and Psychology, University of Ottawa
Adjunct Research professor, psychology, Carleton University
Endowed Scholar –CHEO volunteer Association
Registered Clinical psychologist
613-737-7600 Ext. 3288
Research Practice Areas:
Current Research:
Dr. Goldfield's current research interests include childhood obesity treatment and prevention; psychological determinants and consequences of child obesity; Effects of physical activity and sedentary behavior on body composition and mental health; and determinants of the rewarding value of food and eating behavior. 
Research Team:
Dr. Goldfield is a Clinical Scientist in HALO and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Human Kinetics, and Psychology at the University of Ottawa. He is also a registered clinical psychologist practicing in the community and sees children, adolescents and adults.  Dr. Goldfield began the childhood obesity research program at the CHEO Research Institute 12 years ago and is a founding member of HALO.  He has held an Endowed Scholar Award from the CHEO Volunteer Association Board and a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Goldfield’s main research interests are in the role that physical activity, sedentary behaviour and dietary changes play in the treatment and prevention of child obesity.  He has published over 60 peer reviewed papers and has over 100 conference presentations and published abstracts. 
Sample Publications:
Adamo KB, Goldfield GS, Colapinto C, Harvey A, Grattan K, Barrowman N. Evaluating a Fruit and Vegetable program consumption in Eastern Ontario schools. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice & Research 74:167-174, 2013.

Adamo KB, Ferraro Z, Keely E, Stacey D, Goldfield G, Hadjiyannakis S, Walker M, Barrowman N. The maternal obesity management (MOM) trial protocol: a lifestyle intervention during pregnancy to minimize downstream obesity. Contemporary Clinical Trials 35: 87-96, 2013. 

Alberga A, Medd ER, Adamo KB, Goldfield GS, Prud’homme D, Kenny G, Sigal RJ. Top 10 practical lessons learned from physical activity interventions with overweight and obese children and adolescents. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism 38(3):249-58, 2013. 

Cameron JD, Riou ME, Tesson F, Goldfield GS, Rabasa-Lhoret R, Brochu M, Doucet E. The TaqIA RFLP is associated with attenuated intervention-induced body weight loss and increased carbohydrate intake in post-menopausal obese women. Appetite 60C: 111-116, 2013.

Chaput J-P, LeBlanc AG, Goldfield GS, Tremblay MS. Are active video games useful in increasing physical activity and addressing obesity in children? JAMA Pediatrics 167:677-678, 2013.

Goldfield GS, Dowler L, Walker M, Cameron JD, Ferraro ZM, Doucet E, Adamo KB. Are Dopamine-Related Genotypes Risk factors for Excessive Gestational Weight Gain? International Journal of Women’s Health. 20(5):253-259, 2013.

Goldfield G, Saunders TJ, Kenny GP, Hadjiyannakis S, Phillips P, Alberga AS, Tremblay MS, Sigal RJ. Screen Viewing and Diabetes Risk Factors in Overweight and Obese Adolescents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 44(4S4):S364-S370, 2013.

Saunders TJ, Chaput J-P, Goldfield GS, Colley RC, Kenny GP, Doucet E, Tremblay MS. Prolonged sitting and markers of cardiometabolic risk in children and youth: a randomized crossover study. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental 62:1423-1428, 2013.

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