PhD, University of Alberta
Major Responsibilities/Research Interests
My research program centers on the effect of nutrition on the immune system. Current areas of research are: the role of polyunsaturated fats on the development of the infant’s immune system, the use of specific fatty acids in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer and identifying the association between nutritional status and maternal mental health and the neuro-physical development of infants.
CRC Tier 1 Chair, Human Nutrition and Metabolism
Students will gain skills in teaching and communicating nutrition information effectively to different populations (children, elderly, cultural groups, healthcare professionals) using a variety of different approaches and modalities. The theory of learning, communication and behaviour change will provide a foundation for all activities and approaches to evaluation of communication tools will be emphasized. Not to be taken if credit received for NU FS 410. Prerequisite: NUTR 100. Corequisite: NU FS 305 or NUTR 301.Fall Term 2020
Directed laboratory study under supervision of a staff member. Note: For third- and fourth-year students only. Students must obtain approval from Department before registration. May be taken more than once provided that topic is different.Winter Term 2021