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About Me

Karen Trollope-Kumar studied medicine at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. In her fourth year of medical studies she met her future husband, Pradeep, on a student visit to Lucknow. 

  

After graduation, she worked as a family physician in Thunder Bay before moving to India to marry the man she loved. Their health work in the Himalayan foothills involved both hospital-based work as well as primary health care in remote villages. They have two adult children, Sonia and Raman, who spent their early childhood in India. 

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After returning to Canada in 1996, Karen completed a PhD in medical anthropology, the study of health in its social and environmental context. She worked as a family physician in Hamilton and also became actively involved in medical education at McMaster University. 

 

She currently serves as Chief Medical Officer at Body Brave, a Hamilton-based charitable organization focused on providing treatment and support for people with eating disorders.  Body Brave has become a leader in the use of cutting-edge technology to empower people struggling with these complex brain-based illnesses. Visit the Body Brave website at www.bodybrave.ca for more information about the organization.  

Photograph by Oh Sierra.