Wright, David


Email: david.wright@ubc.ca

Phone: 604 822 3513

Lab Website: David Wright | BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

Office: Chan Gunn Pavilion Room 221E | 2553 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3


Ball State University, 2002, PhD, (Human Bioenergetics)

Arizona State University, 1999, MSc, (Exercise Science)

University of Calgary, 1996, BPE

Research and Teaching

My laboratory is interested in understanding the impact, and underlying mechanisms, of exercise, nutrition and pharmaceutical interventions on fat tissue (adipose) and the liver and in turn how this influences how the body utilizes and stores fat and carbohydrate. A particular area of emphasis over the past few years has been examining the metabolic side effects of antipsychotic medications, a class of drugs that are prescribed to individuals with schizophrenia. In this area of research, we have been attempting to identify the utility of lifestyle approaches, i.e. diet and exercise, to offset weight gain and hyperglycemia caused by antipsychotic medications.

Research Theme

Childhood Diseases

Research Group

Clinical Pharmacology
Mental Health & Behaviour

Potential Students

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree or post-doctoral fellowship are encouraged to contact me directly at the email address listed above.

Consulting and Professional Practice

Consulting enquiries should be directed to me at the above address.