Kristi Adamo


Dr. Kristi Adamo is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Kinetics and the Faculty of Medicine (Pediatrics) at the University of Ottawa, Canada. 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. Specifically, her research team explores the impact of healthy active living during key phases of growth, development and determination of long-term health (pregnancy/intrauterine, preschool, and elementary school). Dr. Adamo’s unorthodox background has uniquely positioned her to undertake trials that look at traditional physiological, anthropometric and metabolic outcomes but also incorporate biochemical or cellular aspects where appropriate.  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’. Dr. Adamo was the 2015 recipient of the Canadian Obesity Network’s Faculty Supervisor award and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Young Investigator Award. Current projects in her lab are funded by the CIHR, NSERC, DND, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Kristi’s most successful experiments have resulted in the birth of her daughters Kysia in 2007 and Mallea in 2009.