Geoff Ball

Adjunct Professor

Pediatrics
8228 Aberhart Centre
(780) 407-3784
geoff.ball@ualberta.ca


Job/Research Area

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta; Director, Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health, Stollery Children's Hospital, Edmonton, AB.

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests

Clinical and community-based research in pediatric obesity; weight management program development, delivery and evaluation.

Selected Publications

Huang, T.T.-K., G.D.C. Ball, and P.W. Franks. 2007. "Metabolic syndrome in youth: current issues and challenges." Applied Physiology, Nutrition & Metabolism 32:1-10.

Ball, G.D.C., T.T.-K. Huang, G.Q. Shaibi, M.J. Weigensberg, M.L. Cruz, and M.I. Goran. 2006. "Predicting visceral and subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue in overweight Latino youth." International Journal of Pediatric Obesity 1:210-6.

Ball, G.D.C., T.T.-K. Huang, M.L. Cruz, G.Q. Shaibi, M.J. Weigensberg, B.A. Gower, and M.I. Goran. 2006. "A longitudinal study of pubertal insulin resistance and b-cell function in Caucasian and African-American youth." Journal of Pediatrics 148:16-22.

Shaibi, G.Q., M.L. Cruz, G.D.C. Ball, M.J. Weigensberg, G.J. Salem, N.C. Crespo, and M.I. Goran. 2006. "Effects of resistance training on insulin sensitivity in overweight Hispanic adolescent males." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 38:1208-15.

Ball, G.D.C. and L.J. McCargar. 2003. "Childhood obesity in Canada: a review of prevalence estimates and risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes." Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology 28:117-140.