Dessi completed her PhD at York University in Toronto, Canada under the supervision of Dr. Michael Riddell in 2018. Her PhD research focused on strategies to reduce dysglycemia around exercise in adults with type 1 diabetes. Dessi is currently a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University working under the supervision of Dr. David Maahs. Her research focuses on exercise physiology and blood glucose management in type 1 diabetes.
Instructor, Pediatrics - Endocrinology and Diabetes
Honors & Awards
ISPAD-JDRF Research Fellowship, International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) (Dec 2020)
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, CIHR (2015-2018)
Doctor of Philosophy, York University (2018)
Master of Science, York University (2014)
Bachelor of Kinesiology, Brock University (2011)