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Julia Totosy de Zepetnek

Assistant Professor

Office: CK 164.6
Phone: 306-585-4370

Academic Background

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Nutrition (Ryerson University)
PhD - Kinesiology (McMaster University)
MSc - Kinesiology (University of Waterloo)
BSc - Kinesiology (Dalhousie University)

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Metabolism, & Energy Balance, Food Intake Regulation, Type II Diabetes.

Dr. Julia Totosy de Zepetnek supervises the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health Research Laboratory (CMR Lab); her research is focused on understanding the consequences of various nutrient and exercise loads on cardiometabolic health and food intake regulation across a spectrum of populations (children, physical disability [spinal cord injury], metabolic disability [type II diabetes], athletes). The goals of Dr. Totosy de Zepetnek’s current research program are to identify: 1) mechanisms of action for how nutrient loads (macronutrients) and exercise loads (aerobic vs. resistance) influence cardiovascular heath, metabolic health, and food intake regulation, and 2) determine the feasibility and efficacy of chronic disease management programs incorporating nutrition, exercise, and education on cardiometabolic health and food intake regulation.

Publication List

Publication List

Current Trainees
  • Drew Clause-Walford BSc, MSc student 09/18 - current
  • Sabiha Sultana MD, MSc student 09/19 - current
  • Kirrat Ahmad BSc, MSc student 09/19-current
  • Bahar Ghomeshi, BSc Honors student, 09/19-current
  • Celina Earl, BSc student, undergraduate research fellowship summer student 05/19 - 08/19
  • Zehra Rizvi, BSc student, undergraduate research fellowship summer student 05/19 - 08/19

Graduate Training Opportunities

Dr. Totosy de Zepetnek is currently accepting graduate students. Prospective individuals with an interest in energy balance, cardiovascular and exercise physiology, or food intake regulation are encouraged to contact Dr. Totosy de Zepetnek directly with:

1. Unofficial transcripts
2. Curriculum Vitae (including names of 2 referees)
3. A brief summary of prior research experience and/or an expression of interest in pursing graduate studies
4. A brief summary of how a graduate degree in Kinesiology will advance their career 

Courses Taught
  • KIN170: Lifestyle, Health, and Wellness
  • KIN275: Introduction to Nutrition
  • KIN485: Pathophysiology of Human Movement