Cynthia Gagnon

Researcher focusing on Disorder Eating and Diabetes Care


Cynthia Gagnon Bio – Cynthia Gagnon, Ph.D., is an intern in clinical psychology, and she completed a doctorate degree in psychology at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where she specialized in the comorbidity of eating disorders and diabetes.

In the context of her doctoral research, she was interested in the factors associated with the presence of eating disorders in people with diabetes (T1D and T2D)1 and in the management of both condition2. She also proceeded to the French validation of an assessment tool of eating disorders (Questionnaire des Attitude et des Comportements liés au Diabète[QACD]3) specifically developed for people with diabetes (Diabetes Eating Problem Survey-Revised[DEPS-R]4). She was also interested in developing a better understanding concerning the ability to detect the presence or the absence of disordered eating among people with diabetes5.

She also completed a postdoctorate degree in medicine and health sciences – specialization in medical pedagogy, measurement and assessment at the Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. She then completed an advanced certification in research concentration in a scientific career in an academic setting at the Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. She is now completing her second postdoctorate degree in psychology at the Unversity of Quebec in Outaouais, Quebec, Canada in the field of weight-related bullying and intellectual disabilities.