Kristi Adamo

University of Ottawa

Dr. Adamo is a Professor in the School of Human Kinetics and the Faculty of Medicine (Pediatrics) at the University of Ottawa and was recently profiled as one of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology’s (CSEP) most notable women. She leads a diverse, interdisciplinary research program focusing on the early years’ continuum. This period represents an opportune time for encouraging and promoting the adoption of healthy behaviour patterns and appropriate knowledge translation to care providers, educators, parents, and policymakers with influence over this period.

Her ”Prevention in the Early Years” research program, grounded in the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) approach, is unique in its examination of healthy active maternal behaviours, such as physical activity, and intrauterine exposures as they relate to the promotion of optimum health. This distinctive research program, which relies on both population health and molecular approaches, is devoted to the critical period of human growth and development, and targets the placenta, the vital organ of pregnancy.

Dr. Adamo’s research takes on many forms and her multi-disciplinary team applies multiple research styles and methodologies. Kristi is a previous recipient of a CIHR New Investigator Award, an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Obesity Canada’s Faculty Supervisor award and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology’s Young Investigator Award. Her research program is supported by CIHR, NSERC, IDEaS – DND, SSHRC, as well as smaller funding agencies. Kristi’s most successful experiments have resulted in the birth of her daughters Kysia in 2007 and Mallea in 2009.

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Symposium 5: Tackling stigma and misconceptions associated with exercise during pregnancy

Point Sainte-Anne B

Thursday, November 3, 2022 @ 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

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