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angle-left Kaberi Dasgupta, MD, M.Sc.

Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve

Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University



diabetes • physical activity • hypertension • eating patterns • vascular risk

Research Focus

My research focuses on the prevention and management of blood vessel disease in people with diabetes or who are at risk for diabetes. I am leading a clinical trial comparing the effects of prescribing step count targets (by physicians) in adults with diabetes or hypertension to look at effects on blood vessle stiffness. I am leading a study to develop and test a meal preparation-eating and activity education program to reduce diabetes risk in ladies who have had diabetes in pregnancy. I am also leading a study to see if the partners of women who have had diabetes in pregnancy are also at higher risk for diabetes. Finally, I am leading a study looking at how the degree of walkability of a neighbourhood is related to how much people with diabetes actually walk.

Selected Publications

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  • Neighbourhood walkability and home neighbourhood-based physical activity: an observational study of adults with type 2 diabetes. Hajna S, Kestens Y, Daskalopoulou SS, Joseph L, Thierry B, Sherman M, Trudeau L, Rabasa-Lhoret R, Meissner L, Bacon SL, Gauvin L, Ross NA, Dasgupta K; Diabetes, GPS, and Walkablilty Study Group. BMC Public Health. 2016 Sep 9;16:957. PMID: 27613233.

  • Neighbourhood Walkability and Daily Steps in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Hajna S, Ross NA, Joseph L, Harper S, Dasgupta K. PLoS One. 2016 Mar 18;11(3):e0151544. PMID: 26991308.

  • Neighborhood Walkability and Body Mass Index Trajectories: Longitudinal Study of Canadians. Wasfi RA, Dasgupta K, Orpana H, Ross NA. Am J Public Health. 2016 May;106(5):934-40. PMID: 26985612.

  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Mothers as a Diabetes Predictor in Fathers: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis. Dasgupta K, Ross N, Meltzer S, Da Costa D, Nakhla M, Habel Y, Rahme E. Diabetes Care. 2015 Sep;38(9):e130-1. PMID: 26116719.

  • Group-based activities with on-site childcare and online support improve glucose tolerance in women within 5 years of gestational diabetes pregnancy. Brazeau AS, Leong A, Meltzer SJ, Cruz R, DaCosta D, Hendrickson-Nelson M, Joseph L, Dasgupta K; MoMM study group. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2014 Jun 30;13:104. PMID: 24981579.