The OMNI team extends across to our collaborators who have jointly worked with us on various projects while providing us with notable support. 

Team members currently supervising or seeking graduate students are noted. 

Kristi Adamo, PhD

Research Scientist and Associate Professor

School of Human Kinetics and the Faculty of Medicine (Pediatrics), University of Ottawa 

Dr. Adamo is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Kinetics and the Faculty of Medicine (Pediatrics) at the University of Ottawa. She is also a founding member of the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the CHEO RI. Dr. Adamo has a multidisciplinary background and her research program, Prevention in the Early Years, focuses on early lifestyle intervention and upstream prevention of childhood obesity. She previously held a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award from the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health and is a previous recipient of the Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation for her work on ‘Tackling Childhood Obesity, starting with MOM’. More recently, she was profiled as one of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology’s (CSEP) most notable women, who leads a diverse interdisciplinary research program focusing on the ‘early years’ continuum.

Dr. Adamo’s research team continues to explore the impact of healthy active living during key phases of growth, development and determination of long-term health (pregnancy/intrauterine, preschool and elementary school).  

Laura M Gaudet, MD, MSc

Clinician Scientist and Associate Professor
Affiliate OMNI Investigator

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen’s University
School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa
Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Dr. Gaudet is a specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Queen’s University. Her clinical practice is broad, but special populations of interest include pregnancies complicated by high BMI, diabetes and substance use. 

Dr. Gaudet is a Clinician Scientist with training in Perinatal Epidemiology.  Her research interests are focused on the investigation of effects of high maternal BMI on health outcomes of mother, fetus and child. In addition to conducting both observational studies and clinical trials in that subject area, she has been an active recruiter for OMNI–led clinical trials. Dr. Gaudet has served as a clinical content expert for systematic reviews in the fields of excess weight in pregnancy and preterm birth. Finally, Dr. Gaudet is studying effects of substance use on pregnancy outcomes, placental health and the life trajectory of expectant parents and their babies.   

*Dr. Gaudet is currently supervising/seeking graduate students at Queen’s University