Taniya Nagpal


Dr. Taniya Nagpal is an Assistant Professor at Brock University, Canada, in Kinesiology. Taniya’s research takes a person-oriented approach to understand weight stigma and bias during pregnancy and the effect this may have on maternal health behaviors like physical activity, clinical interactions, and perinatal outcomes. The goal of this work is to inform inclusive clinical practices and lifestyle interventions and contribute to dismantling weight-biased public discourse in pregnancy. Taniya completed her PhD from The University of Western Ontario and her thesis work was focused on enhancing adherence to prenatal physical activity. She then completed a post-doctoral fellowship with The University of Ottawa and The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC), where she explored weight bias experienced in pregnancy in clinical settings, and supported knowledge translation initiatives with The SOGC.