Concordia University

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Faculty

Dr. Simon L Bacon, PhD, FTOS, FCCS

Professor and CIHR SPOR Chair in Innovative, Patient-Oriented, Behavioural Clinical Trials, Exercise Science

Office: L-SP 165-35 
Richard J. Renaud Science Complex,
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5750
Email: Simon.Bacon@concordia.ca
Website(s): Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre
International Behavioural Trials Network

Dr. Bacon's research deals with the impact of health behaviours and lifestyle (e.g., physical activity, diet, weight management, stress) on chronic diseases (e.g., obesity, cardiovascular disease, and chronic lung disease). He utilises multiple methodologies including epidemiological, psychophysiological, and behavioural trials designs. Currently, Dr. Bacon is the CIHR SPOR Chair in Innovative, Patient-Oriented, Behavioural Clinucal Trials and a fellow of the Obesity Society and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Prior to joining Concordia he completed his postdoctoral studies at the Duke University Medical Center, McGill University, Hôpital du Sacré-Cour de Montréal, and the Montreal Heart Institute. In addition to Concordia, Dr. Bacon is co-director of the Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre and researcher at the CIUSSS-NIM and co-leads the International Behavioural Trials Network.

Education

PhD (University of Birmingham), MSc (De Montfort University), BSc (Hons, University of Warwick)

Research interests

  • Behavioural (e.g., physical activity, weight management, stress management) interventions for chronic diseases
  • The epidemiological impact of health behaviours on chronic diseases
  • The role of acute stress (psychophysiology) in the progression of chronic disease
  • The impact of sex and gender on chronic diseases.
  • Bariatric care and surgery
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases
  • Patient-oriented, patient-participatory, and integrated knowledge translation


Teaching activities

Courses

EXCI 250: Research Methods and Statistics
EXCI 420: Physical Activity Epidemiology
EXCI 610: Statistics and Research Design

Information for Graduate Students

Students wishing to pursue graduate studies under Dr. Bacon should first read the following documents.

Graduate Student General Information

Expectations of the Graduate Student


Research activities

Current funders

Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)
Fonds de recherche du Quebec - Sante (FRQS)
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)


Publications

Please see my CV for an up-to-date list of publications.

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