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Patty Thille

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Manitoba

Primary care, Healthcare, Stigma, Weight and obesity, Weight stigma, Fat shaming, Healthy behaviour


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Patty Thille began her career as a physical therapist, and completed a PhD in Sociology in 2015. She is an Assistant Professor in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba. She explores health, illness, health care, and knowledge in her research, with particular focus on clinical communication, chronic disease management, weight bias, stigma & discrimination, and the education of health professionals.


  • Primary care
  • Healthcare
  • Stigma
  • Weight and obesity
  • Weight stigma
  • Fat shaming
  • Healthy behaviour


  • University of Calgary
    PhD, 2015

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