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Treena Delormier, PhD, MSc (Nutrition)
Assistant Professor, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous
1960 East West Road, Biomed D104AA
Honolulu, HI 96822
primary phone: (808) 956-5742
fax: (808) 956-5818
PhD (Public Health, Health Promotion), University
MSc (Nutrition), McGill University
BSc (Dietetics and Human Nutrition), McGill University
Professional Dietitian, Professional Order of Dietitians of Quebec member
Current Research Grants
Community perspectives on culturally appropriate diabetes prevention activities: identifying promising practices from the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (KSDPP). Health Canada, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative Regional Evaluation and Innovation Fund. 2012.
Examining benefits and risks of traditional and market food: Focus on fish consumption in the Dene/Métis community of Tulita, NWT. Northern Contaminants Program (NCP), Aboriginal Affairs &Northern Development Canada. 2010-2012.
702 Health Promotion Research
Treena is actively involved with the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (KSDPP) www.ksdpp.org a community-based, community-university partnership since 1994, where she has held multiple academic and community research roles. Within this dynamic research environment she explored family feeding practices to better understand how social context shapes family food choice patterns for her doctoral research. Treena's research practice emphasizes community-based research with Indigenous communities and participatory research approaches. Her research interests include food, nutrition and health, food security, traditional food systems, social perspectives of food, indigenous research methodologies, qualitative research methodologies, public health and health promotion, the primary prevention of diabetes and obesity, and indigenous conceptions of health.
Willows N, Hanley A, & Delormier T. (2012). A Social Ecological Framework to Understand Weight Related Issues in Aboriginal Children in Canada. Applied Physiology, Nutrition & Metabolism 26(2):96-100.
Cargo M, Delormier T, Levesque L, McComber AM, & Macaulay AC. (2011). Community capacity as an “inside job”: Evolution of perceived community ownership within a university-Aboriginal community partnership. American Journal of Health Promotion 23(5):904-14.
Delormier T, Frohlich K, & Potvin L. (Feb 2009). Food and eating as social practice – an approach for understanding eating patterns as social phenomena and implications for public health. Sociology of Health & Illness 31(2):215-228. (#1 download in 2009)
Potvin L, Cargo M, McComber AM, Delormier T, & Macaulay AC. (2003) Implementing Participatory Intervention and Research in Communities: Lessons from the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project. Social Science and Medicine 56(6):1295-1305.
Macaulay AC, Delormier T, McComber A, Cross EJ, Potvin L, Paradis G, Kirby RL, Saad-Haddad C, Desrosiers S. (1998) Participatory Research with Native Community of Kahnawake Creates Innovative Code of Research Ethics. Canadian Journal of Public Health 89(2):105-108.