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Investigator, Healthy Active Living and Obesity (HALO) research group,
CHEO Research Institute
Clinical Psychologist, Lead in Outcomes Management and Research,
Centre for Healthy Active Living, CHEO
Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Psychology, Carleton University
613-260-1477 Ext. 224
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Current Research:
Dr. Buchholz currently studies shared risk factors between eating disorders and obesity in youth and is also actively involved in studies examining stigma, body esteem, quality of life and mental health in children and youth struggling with weight issues.
Research Team:

Dr. Annick Buchholz is a clinical psychologist and lead in outcomes management and research at the Centre for Healthy and Active Living (CHAL). Dr. Buchholz co-lead the development and evaluation of the prevention program 'BodySense', a program aimed at promoting healthy body image in athletes. Dr. Buchholz is also a co-investigator on the Research on Eating Disorders and Adolescents Lifestyle (REAL) study, a longitudinal study examining shared risk factors between eating disorders and obesity in a sample of Canadian youth from the Ottawa region. More recently. Dr. Buchholz has been co-leading the newly formed Pediatric Research on Eating Disorders and Obesity (PREDO) unit, the first collaboration of its kind in Canada, unifying researchers and clinicians from the Eating Disorders Program (EDP), the Centre for Healthy Active Living (CHAL), the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Unit (HALO). The overarching goal of this endeavor is to build a strong program that informs prevention, policy, research, and treatment regarding the joint risk factors associated with eating disorders and obesity. Finally, Dr. Buchholz is a co-investigator with CANPWR, the Canadian Pediatric Weight Management Registry for pediatric obesity.

Sample Publications:
Avis, J.L., Bridger, T., Buchholz, A., Chanoine, J. P., Hadjiyannakis, S., Hamilton, J., & Ball, G. D. (2014). It's like rocket science... only more complex: challenges and experiences related to managing pediatric obesity in Canada. Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism, 9(3), 223-229. 

Flament, M. F., Buchholz, A., Henderson, K., Obeid, N., Mara, D., Schubert, N., & Goldfield, G., (2014). Comparative Distribution and Validity of DSM - IV and DSM - 5 Diagnoses of Eating Disorders in Adolescents from the Community. European Eating Disorders Review, 23, 100-110.
Morrison, K. M., Damanhoury, S., Buchholz, A., Chanonie, J. P., Lambert, M., Tremblay, M. S., & Ball, G.D, (2014). The CANadian pediatric weight management registry (CANPWR): study protocol. BMC Pediatrics, 14 (1), 161.
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