Andrew Tu

Dr. Andrew Tu is a postdoctoral fellow at the Child & Family Research Institute. His research focuses on identifying household and environmental determinants of obesity. He received his PhD in population and public health in 2014.

His current research projects include studies on: the influence of the built environment on physical activity parenting practices and child behaviour; the influence of the school environment on child behaviour (specifically physical activity and diet); and predictors of adherence to technology-based behavioural interventions.

Recent Publications

Tu AW, Mâsse LC, Lear SA, Gotay CC, Richardson CG. Body mass index trajectories from ages 1 to 20: Results from two nationally representative canadian longitudinal cohorts. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Aug;23(8):1703-11. doi: 10.1002/oby.21158. Epub 2015 Jul 14. (PubMed abstract)

Tu AW, Watts AW, Masse LC. Parent-Adolescent Patterns of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviors and Sleep Among a Sample of Overweight and Obese Adolescents. J Phys Act Health. 2015 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print] (PubMed abstract)

Mâsse LC, Watts AW, Barr SI, Tu AW, Panagiotopoulos C, Geller J, Chanoine JP. Individual and household predictors of adolescents’ adherence to a web-based intervention. Ann Behav Med. 2015 Jun;49(3):371-83. doi: 10.1007/s12160-014-9658-z. (PubMed abstract)

Tu AW, Mâsse LC. The relationship between income and weight control strategies among Canadian adults. Can J Public Health. 2012 Nov 6;103(6):e438-42 (PubMed abstract)