Meet the Team
HealtheSteps® was created to fill a gap in primary care, providing adults at-risk for a chronic disease with tools and supportive coaching to collaboratively develop pathways to leading a healthier lifestyle.
The program, led by Dr. Robert Petrella, is run by the Lifestyle Research Team at the University of British Columbia and Western University. The team consists of members with a range of backgrounds including epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, family medicine, eLearning design, nutrition, fitness and wellness, and exercise physiology. Meet the team below!
“Despite some evidence from controlled research studies supporting the impact of adopting a healthy lifestyle, there was very little research overall and very few programs available for patients and their physicians to apply the research. This gap led to my own research to develop simple, evidence-based tools and skills for family doctors, their health-care teams and patients to implement lifestyle change that was effective and long lasting.”
– Dr. Robert Petrella