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Stasia Hadjiyannakis photo of Stasia Hadjiyannakis
Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Physician, Division of Endocrinology, CHEO
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Ottawa
613-737-7600 Ext. 2179
Research Practice Areas:
Current Research:
Dr. Hadjiyannakis’ clinical, advocacy and research interests are in the area of pediatric obesity and related co-morbidities such as metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, Type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Her research interests are in examining the interplay between behavioural/psychosocial, genetic, and intrauterine factors in predicting risk for obesity related co-morbidities.
Research Team:
Dr. Hadjiyannakis received her medical degree from the University of Toronto (1996) and completed her pediatric residency at Queen’s University with an endocrine fellowship at McGill University. She worked as a Visiting Professor at the University of California San Francisco (2003) where she received more in-depth training in the area of pediatric obesity and lipid disorders. Stasia is the Medical Director of the Center for Healthy Active Living. She is an assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa and has been an active member of the Department of Pediatrics at CHEO in the division of endocrinology since November 2001. 
Sample Publications:
Anagnostou E, Aman MG, Handen BL, Sanders KB, Shui A, Hollway JA, Brian J, Arnold LE, Capano L, Hellings JA, Butter E, Mankad D, Tumuluru R, Kettel J, Newsom CR, Hadjiyannakis S, Peleg N, Odrobina D, uliffe-Bellin S, Zakroysky P, Marler S, Wagner A, Wong T, Macklin EA, Veenstra-VanderWeele J. Metformin for Treatment of Overweight Induced by Atypical Antipsychotic Medication in Young People With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry 2016; 73(9):928-937. 
Hadjiyannakis S, Buchholz A, Chanoine JP, Jetha MM, Gaboury L, Hamilton J, Birken C, Morrison KM, Legault L, Bridger T, Cook SR, Lyons J, Sharma AM, Ball GD. The Edmonton Obesity Staging System for Pediatrics: A proposed clinical staging system for paediatric obesity. Paediatr Child Health 2016; 21(1):21-26. 
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.

Belanger K, Breithaupt P, Colley RC, Rutherford J, Ferarro ZM, Hadjiyannakis S, Adamo KB. Rate of perceived exertion during maximal and submaximal fitness testing: do obese children work as hard as they think? Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics 7:35–40, 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.
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