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Louise Masse

Louise C. Masse

Professor, PhD
Associate Director, Academic Affairs and Partnerships
Scientist Level 3, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute



4480 Oak Street, Rm F508 Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4


Dr. Mâsse, PhD, is a Behavioural Scientist with expertise in psychometrics.

Her research integrates both population-based strategies (environmental and policies strategies) and behavioural strategies (individual-based psychological strategies) to address the complexity of factors associated with childhood obesity (Physical Activity (PA), sedentary, and dietary behaviours).

BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute – Scientist Award

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research –  Senior Scholar Award (2006-2011)

Senior Scholar Award (2006-2021)

Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund Award (2008)

Scientist Level 3, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

Current studies include:

  • Evaluation of policies strategies and capacity building interventions to influence children’s health behaviours (PA, sedentary and dietary behaviours) in multiple settings (childcare, recreation centres, and schools.)
  • Developing and evaluating gamified lifestyle modification interventions targeting children and their families.
  • Understanding how transitional periods, specifically the transition from elementary to secondary schools, influence children’s PA, sedentary and dietary behaviors as well as weight outcomes.
  • Improving measurement of nutrition and PA parenting practices as well as developing measures of playability.

SPPH 510 – Survey Methods in Health Measurement