Dr. Gillian Booth

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Toronto · Canada

Gillian Booth is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and a Scientist in the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital and at ICES in Toronto. Her research focuses on social, environmental and health-care factors influencing the risk of diabetes and its complications. Dr. Booth leads an interdisciplinary research program, known as ‘Healthy Cities, Healthier Lives’, to investigate how the built environment can be better designed or modified to promote health, as a means of reducing the burden of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the population. She is also lead investigator on the T1ME trial, funded by a JDRF and CIHR SPOR grant, which is studying a digital health solution to make type 1 diabetes self-management education and support more accessible, seamless and effective. Dr. Booth has made major contributions to diabetes policy and practice in Canada. She has served on advisory committees for the Public Health Agency of Canada and she was the Methods Chair for the 2008 and 2013 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines.