Anne-Sophie Brazeau

Assistant Professor;
Program Director of Dietetic Education and Practice

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Degrees

BSc  2005 (Université de Montréal – Montréal)
PhD 2012 (Université de Montréal – Montréal)
PDF 2013-2017 (McGill University – Montréal)

Short Bio

Dr. Anne-Sophie Brazeau is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of Dietetic Education and Practice in the School of Human Nutrition in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University. She is a registered dietitian and a member of the Ordre Professionnel des Diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) where she is involved in several committees, including the revision of the Clinical Nutrition Textbook. She started her career working in Clinical Nutrition in a University Hospital mainly managing patients with chronic disease. Her interest in improving the long-term health of her patients with diabetes led her to pursue graduate studies in Nutrition. Her research has focused on characterizing lifestyle (exercise/sedentary/eating) behaviors of adults with type 1 diabetes (e.g. barriers to exercise, impact of carbohydrate counting on glucose fluctuation) and on families with a previous history of gestational diabetes (e.g. shared behaviours between partners). In order to translate their findings into practical applications, Dr. Brazeau and her colleagues have developed and tested group-based lifestyle intervention (diet and exercise) for adults with type 1 diabetes as well as for families with a history of gestational diabetes promoting the importance of social support for lifestyle changes. Her research projects have been funded by numerous organizations such the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Diabetes Canada, and the Société Francophone du Diabète.

Awards and Recognitions

2017    Prix Engagement 2017 – Lussier Dale Parizeau by l’Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ)
2014-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow Heart and Stroke Foundation
2009-2012 CIHR-Banting & Best Doctoral scholarship

Active Affiliations

  • Ordre Professionnel des Diététistes du Québec
  • Dietitians of Canada
  • Diabetes Canada
  • Diabète Québec
  • Société Francophone du Diabète
  • Hypertension Canada

Research Interests

Dr Brazeau’s research focuses on health behaviors such as eating behaviors and physical activity and their relations with the development and management of chronic disease. She characterizes the behaviours and self-reported factors associated with those behaviours, and then tests the interventions to improve them.

Current Research

Dr Brazeau's research program focuses on strategies to improve health behaviours of individuals with type 1 diabetes to optimize their control of the disease and its complications but also on prevention development of type 2 diabetes in at risk populations through health behaviors changes.

Currently she is co-leading the VPN study, a virtual network of youth with type 1 diabetes. The objective of this network is to enhance social support in adolescent and young adults to improve their diabetes care.

She is also co-leading the Sugar and Health study. This study is designed to explore the relationship between sugar-free consumption and later development of gestational diabetes, a temporary condition leading to greater risk of type 2 diabetes in the years following pregnancy.

Courses

NUTR 546 Clinical Nutrition 3 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Publications

To view a list of Dr. Brazeau's publications, click here.