Clark graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics. An ongoing interest in health, particularly obesity and physical activity, eventually led him to the University of Saskatchewan where he completed a Master’s of Science degree in Kinesiology looking at the relationship of sugar-sweetened drink intake and physical activity level to fat mass in youth.
Clark’s work for his Master’s opened his eyes to the widespread obesity epidemic, its related complications, and the growing burden it exerts on the health care system. It also sparked his interest in public health and epidemiological studies. Clark joins ACHORD as a project coordinator hoping to positively contribute to public health research in preventing diabetes, as well as improving the general well being of existing diabetics.
Much of Clark’s spare time is taken up with being active and preventing personal obesity. Like many good Canadians he can’t play enough hockey but he also enjoys rowing, weightlifting, cycling, in-line skating, backpacking and trying to fatigue his energetic dogs.