Dr. Monique Potvin Kent

Dr. Monique Potvin Kent
Dr. Monique Potvin Kent


600 Peter Morand, Room 301J
613-562-5800 ext. 7447


Dr. Monique Potvin Kent is a Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health. She has a Ph.D. in Population Health, a Master’s degree in Psychology, and Bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Political Science. She is a multi-disciplinary applied public health researcher who focuses on the prevention of obesity and other chronic diseases by examining food and nutrition policies and the commercial determinants of health. Dr. Potvin Kent is an expert in food and beverage marketing targeted at children and adolescents, the healthfulness of this marketing, and whether current policies are protecting children on various media channels such as on television and in digital media, and in child settings such as schools. She has a decade of experience doing research, policy development, and advocacy in this area and is recognized for this work nationally and internationally. Dr. Potvin Kent has received funding from CIHR, NSERC and the Heart and Stroke Foundation and frequently collaborates with governments and non-governmental health organizations. She also has a clinical background in eating disorders and cognitive behavioural therapy. She teaches EPI7184 Health Policy. 

Research interests

  • Public health policy
  • Policy evaluation
  • Food and nutrition policies
  • Commercial determinants of health
  • Food and beverage marketing to children and adolescents
  • Nutritional labeling and dietary advice