Adjunct Professor
BSc Simon Fraser University Kinesiology
PhD University of British Columbia Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Recent Publications:
  • Farias Godoy AN, Ignaszewski A, Lear SA. The effectiveness of ongoing program support for primary care in patients four years following cardiac rehabilitation. Am J Med 2010;123:20-21.
  • Lear SA, James PT, Ko GT, Kumanyika S. Appropriateness of waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio cutoffs for different ethnic groups. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2010;64:42-61.
  • Maric B, Kaan A, Araki Y, Ignaszewski A, Lear SA. The use of the Internet to remotely monitor patients with heart failure. Telemed eHealth 2010;16:26-33.
  • Barzi F, Woodward M, Czernichow S, Lee CM, Kang JH, Janus E, Lear S, Patel A, Caterson I, Patel J, Lam TH, Suriyawongpaisal P, Huxley R. The discrimination of dyslipidaemia using anthropometric measures in ethnically diverse populations of the Asia Pacific Region: The Obesity in Asia Collaboration. Obes Re. 2009 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Kohli S, Gao M, Lear SA. Using simple anthropometric measures to predict body fat in South Asians. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2009;34:40-48.
  • Lear SA, Araki Y, Maric B, Kaan A, Horvat D. Prevalence and characteristics of home Internet access in patients with cardiovascular disease from diverse geographic locations. Can J Cardiol 2009;25:589-593.
  • Lear SA, Humphries KH, Hage-Moussa S, Chockalingam A, Mancini GBJ. Immigration presents a unique increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis 2009;205:584-589.
  • Lear SA, Kohli S, Bondy GP, Tchernof A, Sniderman A. Ethnic variation in fat and lean body mass and the association with insulin resistance. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2009;94:4696-4702.
  • Maric B, Kaan A, Ignaszewski A, Lear SA. A systematic review of telemonitoring technologies in heart failure. Eur J Heart Fail 2009;11:506-517.
  • Tillotson S, Lear S, Araki Y, Horvat D, Prkachin K, Bates J, Balka E. Innovation in the North: are health service providers ready for the uptake of an internet-based chronic disease management platform? Stud Health Technol Inform 2009;143:472-477.
  • Zimmerman AC, Lear SA, Holmes DT. Age dependent reference intervals for measured bioavailable testosterone on the Siemens Advia Centaur: Ethnicity specific values not necessary for South Asians. Clin Biochem. 2009;42:922-925.
  • Claudio C, Kahn B, Lear SA. Comparison of body fat assessments performed using the Norland XR36 and the Hologic Discovery W dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) instruments. Int J Body Comp Res. In press.
  • Huxley R, James WPT, Barzi F, Patel JV, Lear SA, Suriyawongpaisal P, Janus ED, Caterson I, Zimmet P, Prabhakaran D, Reddy SK, Woodward M. Ethnic comparisons of the cross-sectional relationships between measures of body size with diabetes and hypertension. Obes Rev 2008;9 (Suppl 1):53-61.
  • Lear SA, Araki Y, Maric B, Kaan A, Horvat D. Prevalence and characteristics of home Internet access in patients with cardiovascular disease from diverse geographic locations. Can J Cardiol. In press.
  • Obesity in Asia Collaboration. Is central obesity a better discriminator of the risk of hypertension than body mass index in ethnically diverse populations. J Hypertens 2008;26:169-177.
  • Paras E, Mancini GBJ, Lear SA. Which definition of the metabolic syndrome is most closely associated with sub-clinical carotid atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis 2008;198:228-236.
  • Taraboanta C, Wu W, Lear S, DiPalma S, Hill J, Mancini GBJ, Frohlich J. Subclinical atherosclerosis in subjects with family history of premature coronary artery disease. Am H J 2008;155:1020-1026.
  • Kaan A. Lear S, Maric B. The development and feasibility of a virtual heart function clinic. J Telemed Telecare 2007;13(suppl 3):s47-s49.
  • Lear SA, Humphries KH, Frohlich JJ, Birmingham CL. Are current anthropometric targets appropriate for Canadian Aboriginals? CMAJ 2007;177:1499-1505.
  • Lear SA, Humphries KH, Kohli S, Birmingham CL. The use of body mass index and waist circumference as surrogates of body fat differs by ethnicity. Obesity 2007;15:2817-2824.
  • Lear SA, Humphries KH, Kohli S, Chockalingam A, Frohlich JJ, Birmingham CL. Visceral adipose tissue accumulation differs according to ethnic background: Results of the Multi-cultural Community Health Assessment Trial (M-CHAT). Am J Clin Nut 2007;86:353-359.
  • Lear SA, Humphries KH, Kohli S, Frohlich JJ, Birmingham CL, Mancini GBJ. Visceral adipose tissue, a potential risk factor for atherosclerosis: Results from the Multi-cultural Community Health Assessment Trial (M-CHAT). Stroke 2007;38:2422-2429.
  • Obesity in Asia Collaboration. Waist circumference thresholds provide an accurate and widely applicable method for the discrimination of diabetes. Diabetes Care 2007;30:3116-3118.
  • Zutz A, Ignaszewski A, Bates J, Lear SA. Utilization of the Internet to deliver cardiac rehabilitation at a distance. Telemed J E Health 2007;13:323-330.
  • Lear SA, Birmingham CL, Chockalingam A, Humphries KH. Study design of the multicultural community health assessment trial (M-CHAT)- A comparison of body fat distribution in four distinct populations. Ethn Dis 2006;16:96-100.
  • Lear SA, Spinelli JJ, Linden W, Brozic A, Kiess M, Frohlich JJ, Ignaszewski A. The extensive lifestyle management intervention (ELMI) after cardiac rehabilitation: A four-year randomized controlled trial. Am Heart J. 2006;152:333-339.
  • Moore E, Richter BA, Patton CK, Lear SA. Mapping Stairwell Accessibility in Vancouver’s Downtown Core. Can J Public Health 2006;97:118-120.
  • Plotnikoff RC, Spence JC, Tavares L, Rovniak LS, Bauman A, Lear SA, McCargar L. Characteristics of participants visiting the Canada on the move website. Can J Public Health 2006;97:S28-S35.
  • Spence JC, Plotnikoff RC, Rovniak LS, Martin K, Rodgers W, Lear SA. Perceived neighbourhood correlates of walking among participants visiting the Canada on the move website. Can J Public Health 2006;97:S36-S40.
  • Zakeri H, Frohlich JJ, Lear SA. Relation of Anthropometric parameters to the functional assessment of HDL particle size in three ethnic cohorts. Asia Pacific J Clin Nut. 2006;15(3):293-299.