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Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute, HALO group
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cross-Appointed to the School of Human Kinetics, Psychology and Population Health, University of Ottawa
Adjunct Research Professor, Psychology, Carleton University
Adjunct Professor, Kinesiology, University of Calgary.
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, mental health and cognitive development; and determinants of the rewarding value of food and eating behavior.
Research Team:
Dr. Goldfield is a Senior Scientist in HALO and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and cross-appointed to the school of Human Kinetics, Psychology, and Population Health 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 17 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, mental health and associated conditions. Most of his studies involve interventions using randomized controlled trial designs. He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and has over 150 conference presentations and published abstracts.   
Sample Publications:
Goldfield GS, Kenny GP, Alberga AS, Tulloch HE, Doucette S, Cameron JD, Sigal RJ. Effects of aerobic or resistance training or both on health-related quality of life in youth with obesity: the HEARTY Trial. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2017 Apr;42(4):361-370.

Cameron JD, Chaput JP, Sjödin AM, Goldfield GS. Brain on Fire: Incentive Salience, Hedonic Hot Spots, Dopamine, Obesity, and Other Hunger Games. Annu Rev Nutr. 2017 Aug 21;37:183-205.
Goldfield GS, Murray M, Maras D, Wilson AL, Phillips P, Kenny GP, Hadjiyannakis S, Alberga A, Cameron JD, Tulluch H, Sigal RJ. Screen time is associated with depressive symptomatology among obese adolescents: a HEARTY study. Eur J Pediatr 2016; 175(7):909-919.

Goldfield GS, Harvey ALJ, Grattan KP, Temple V, Naylor PJ, Alberga AS, Ferraro ZM, Wilson S, Cameron JD, Barrowman N, Adamo KB. Effects of Child Care Intervention on Physical Activity and Body Composition. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Aug;51(2):225-231.
Cameron JD, Sigal RJ, Kenny GP, Alberga AS, Prud'homme D, Phillips P, Doucette S, Goldfield G. Body composition and energy intake - skeletal muscle mass is the strongest predictor of food intake in obese adolescents: The HEARTY trial. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2016; 41(6):611-617.

Cameron JD, Goldfield GS, Riou ME, Finlayson GS, Blundell JE, Doucet E. Energy depletion by diet or aerobic exercise alone: impact of energy deficit modality on appetite parameters. Am J Clin Nutr 2016; 103(4):1008-1016. 
Cameron JD, Maras D, Sigal RJ, Kenny GP, Borghese MM, Chaput JP, Alberga AS, Goldfield GS. The mediating role of energy intake on the relationship between screen time behaviour and body mass index in adolescents with obesity: The HEARTY study. Appetite. 2016 1;107:437-444.

Gunnell KE, Flament MF, Buchholz A, Henderson KA, Obeid N, Schubert N, Goldfield GS. Examining the bidirectional relationship between physical activity, screen time, and symptoms of anxiety and depression over time during adolescence. Prev Med. 2016.
Goldfield GS, Kenny GP, Alberga AS, Prud'homme D, Hadjiyannakis S, Gougeon R, Phillips P, Tulloch H, Malcolm J, Doucette S, Wells GA, Ma J, Cameron JD, Sigal RJ. Effects of aerobic training, resistance training, or both on psychological health in adolescents with obesity: The HEARTY randomized controlled trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2015 Dec;83(6):1123-35.

Thivel D, Chaput JP, Adamo KB, Goldfield GS. Is energy intake altered by a 10-week aerobic exercise intervention in obese adolescents? Physiol Behav. 2014 Aug;135:130-4.
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