Laura Anderson is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI) at McMaster University. Her research focuses on areas of epidemiology and health services and systems. Laura is interested in population and public health, specifically chronic disease prevention and modifiable determinants of health in early life. She is currently analyzing data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) to support her research around the characteristics associated with obesity. The goal of this research project, which is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Space Agency and Quebec Network for Research on Aging, is to understand whether treatment and prevention strategies can be tailored to adult subgroups with obesity. Laura also supervises students in the Masters of Public Health program.