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Soren Harnois-Leblanc

Research Fellow

Soren is a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse (CORAL) at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute supported by an American Diabetes Association and Thomas O. Pyle Fellowship. She investigates the role of dietary habits on diabetes risk markers from early childhood to late adolescence in Project Viva Cohort using causal inference methods, under the supervision of Drs. Marie-France Hivert and Jessica Young. Before this fellowship, she earned her PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology at Université de Montréal investigating the natural history of type 2 diabetes in children and of cardiovascular disease in youth with type 1 diabetes, as well as the role of lifestyle habits on these two conditions. Following her PhD, Soren did a 1-year fellowship in health economy and epidemiology at McGill University examining the healthcare costs of pediatric obesity and estimating cost-effectiveness of a pediatric weight management program. More broadly, her research focuses on the prevention of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in at-risk children and children from the general population.

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