Gary Goldfield

Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

Dr. Goldfield is a Senior Scientist with HALO and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Human Kinetics, Psychology and Population Health at the University of Ottawa. He is also a registered clinical psychologist practicing in the community and sees children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Goldfield began the childhood obesity research program at the CHEO Research Institute 17 years ago and is a founding member of HALO.  He has held an Endowed Scholar Award from the CHEO Volunteer Association Board, a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and won an Award of Excellence as Outstanding Research Mentor from the CHEO Research Institute. Dr. Goldfield’s main research interests involve evaluating novel behavioural and pharmacological interventions for the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity and related complications.  He has published over 125 peer reviewed papers, has an h-index of 29 and 347 citations according to Scopus. Dr. Goldfield has over 150 scholarly conference presentations and published abstracts.

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Research Projects

  1. Psychological Correlates of Sedentary Screen Time Behaviour Among Children and Adolescents: a Narrative Review


    Practitioners, parents, policy makers and researchers should collectively identify and evaluate strategies to reduce screen time, or to use screens more adaptively, as a means of promoting better mental health among children and adolescents.

  2. Evaluating the psychometric properties of the parent-rated Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire in a nationally representative sample of Canadian children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years


    The original five-factor, parent-rated SDQ demonstrates evidence of factorial validity and reliability as a population measure of mental health difficulties among Canadian children and adolescents.

  3. Development of the Ottawa Disordered Eating Screen for Youth: The ODES-Y


    Our findings suggest that the index test has utility as a short and accurate screening tool for earlier detection of disordered eating thoughts and behaviors in youth.

  4. 24-Hour Movement Behaviors and Impulsivity


    Data from this cross-sectional observational study were part of the first annual curated release of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study. Participants included 4524 children between the ages of 8 and 11 years.

  5. Resistance Training, Alone Or In Combination With Aerobic Training, May Provide Psychological Benefits In Adolescents With Overweight Or Obesity


    Resistance training, alone or in combination with aerobic training, may provide psychological benefits in adolescents with overweight or obesity, and therefore could be an alternative to aerobic training for some individuals in the biological and psychological management of adolescent obesity