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Dr. Elnaz Moghimi

Dr. Elnaz MoghimiDr. Elnaz Moghimi, HBSc, MA, PhD
Research Scientist

Dr. Elnaz Moghimi joined Waypoint Research Institute as a research scientist in early 2023. A health scientist by training, Elnaz holds a PhD in Kinesiology and Health Science and obtained two concurrent diplomas in Neuroscience and Quantitative Methods from York University. Her graduate work focused on compulsive overeating, eHealth interventions, and the treatment experiences of women with binge eating disorder.

Elnaz was also affiliated with York University’s Teaching Commons and received multiple certifications in teaching and peer leadership. Subsequent to her PhD, she joined Queen’s University Online Psychotherapy Lab, where she focused on online mental health interventions in a myriad of populations. Under the supervision of Dr. Nazanin Alavi, she co-led a CIHR-funded study investigating the efficacy of online psychotherapy in Canadian correctional workers. Her team also received CIHR funding to explore the mental health challenges and care needs of post-secondary students. Outside academia, Elnaz enjoys learning and engaging in health coaching, nutrition, and fitness. 

Keywords: eHealth interventions, nutrition and fitness, binge eating disorders.

Research Interests

Digital and other electronic mental health treatments; patient-oriented care; methods to improve the accessibility and cost-effectiveness of equitable mental health care; qualitative and mixed-methods studies; the importance of positive and supportive interpersonal relationships when an individual engages in significant health behaviour change.



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