Associate Professor

Catherine Birken

Department of Paediatrics


Research Interests
Obesity prevention, Primary care practice, Severe obesity

Professor Catherine Birken's research focuses on two main areas: obesity prevention through primary care practice, and advancing care for children with severe obesity. She holds grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Physician Services Inc. for the PROMOTE project, which looks at early identification of preschoolers' risk for obesity and cardiometabolic factors, and a grant from CIHR for the Fit for School, Fit for Life project.

See publications on PubMed

In Profile: Catherine Birken

View Prof. Birken's profile on the SickKids website



Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto