Degrees and certifications
- BMR-Physical Therapy (University of Manitoba)
- MSc. (Community Health Sciences-University of Manitoba); Thesis: Is the change in Body Mass Index (BMI) among youth newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus associated with obesity at age 18?
- Licensed Physical Therapist
Dr. Mark Tremblay
PhD. Epidemiology, University of Ottawa
A cross-cultrual comparison of determinants and correlates of physical activity and sedentary behaviors among school-aged children
- Measurement of physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and fundamental movement skills
- Cultural and geographical variations in child physical activity
- Prevention and management of childhood/adolescent obesity
- Behavioral and clinical epidemiology
- College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
- Canadian Obesity Network-SNP
- International Society of Pediatric Diabetes (ISPAD)
- Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientists Program (CCHCSP)
Taru Manyanga joined the HALO research group in January 2015. His interest in child/adolescent obesity prevention and management grew while working as a physical therapist in a sports clinic where he was treating an increasing number of young obese and diabetic patients. Taru’s MSc. Thesis examined the association between post diagnosis insulin-induced weight gain in youth with type 1 diabetes and obesity at age 18. Taru enjoys running, soccer, volleyball, reading and writing.