Elizabeth Sellers undertook her undergraduate medical training at the University of Western Ontario in London, her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa and pediatric endocrine training at McGill University in Montreal. She completed the research component of her endocrine training in Manitoba, undertaking a Masters of Science in Community Health Sciences. Her thesis work targeted the evolving epidemic of type 2 diabetes in children and youth. She is currently an Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba. As a clinician and clinical researcher, her primary focus has been the epidemiology, pathophysiolology, complications , treatment and support of youth with type 2 diabetes with a particular interest in Indigenous populations. She has extensive clinical experience in youth onset type 2 diabetes providing service and support to and advocacy for, the largest cohort of youth with type 2 diabetes in Canada. She has published over 45 articles related to type 2 diabetes in youth and co-authored the 2008 and 2013 Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Type 2 diabetes in Children and Youth.