Meet Cara!

The DPRG is proud to welcome undergraduate Cara Johnston back to the team this term!

Cara is a fourth year Human Kinetics student at UBC Okanagan. She has been a part of the DPRG team for over a year; first, as a 499 research practicum student and more recently, as a summer research assistant.

This year, Cara rejoins the team to complete her undergraduate honours thesis project!

In the past year, Cara has grown increasingly aware of the lack of representation for ethnically diverse populations in Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPPs) across the globe. Therefore, in her thesis project, she hopes to investigate and contribute to the creation of better informed and more inclusive recruitment and enrollment of individuals with prediabetes into the Small Steps for Big Changes DPP.

Welcome back, Cara!