Caroline Richard

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Phone
(780) 248-1827
Address
4-002G Li Ka Shing Centre For Research
11203 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About
Education and Training
Assistant Professor-Human Nutrition, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences (AFNS)
• Postdoctoral Fellowship-Nutritional Immunology, AFNS, University of Alberta, Alberta.
• PhD-Nutrition & Metabolism, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Laval University, Québec. 
• MSc-Clinical Nutrition, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Laval University, Québec.
• Undergraduate-Nutrition/Internship, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Laval University, Québec.

Research Area
Nutritional Immunology / Nutrition & Metabolism / Clinical Nutrition

 

Research
Major Responsibilities/ Research Interests
My overall research program aims to study the role of nutrition on immune function in the context of chronic diseases including obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. More specifically, how specific dietary interventions can improve immune dysfunction related to chronic diseases. I use two approaches to answer research questions: I do control feeding studies in human and I use a mechanistic animal model. 

I have developed a variety of expertise during my career related to the cardiometabolic health including on common cardiovascular risk factors, the intravascular lipid metabolism and inflammation. The impact of targeted nutritional intervention on the overall cardiometabolic health and understanding the relationship between the cardiovascular system and the immune system is a pivotal component of my research. 

The other area of my research program centers on the effect of nutrition on maternal and infants health. In particular, how dietary interventions (during pregnancy and lactation) impact the development of the immune system in offspring (programing effect).

Courses

NU FS 401 - Undergraduate Research Project

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.

Fall Term 2020
NUTR 201 - Role of the Dietitian in the Canadian Health Care System

This course introduces students to the profession of dietetics and its position with in the Canadian health care system. Topics covered include: history of dietetics; the structure of the health care system in Canada; roles of the Registered Dietitian, concepts of dietetic practice and jurisprudence for Registered Dietitians.

Winter Term 2021

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Publications

Impact of egg consumption on cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes and at risk of developing diabetes: A review of randomized nutritional
Author(s): Richard C, Cristall L, Fleming E, Lewis D.E, Ricupero M, Jacobs L.R, Field J.C.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Canadian Journal of Diabetes

Individuals with Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Have Additional Immune Dysfunction Compared to Obese Individuals Metabolically Healthy
Author(s): Richard C, Wadowski M, Goruk S, Cameron L, Sharma M. A, Field J.C
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: BMJ open Diabetes Research & Care

A dietary supply of docosahexaenoic acid early in life is essential for immune development and the establishment of oral tolerance
Author(s): Richard C, Lewis D. E, Goruk S, Field J. C.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Journal of Nutrition
Volume: 146
Issue: 11

Docosahexaenoic acid
Author(s): Richard C and Calder P.C.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Advances in Nutrition
Volume: 7

Evidence for the essentiality of arachidonic and docosahexaenoic acid in the postnatal maternal and infant diet for the development of the infant’s immune system early in life
Author(s): Richard C, Lewis D.E, Field J.C.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism
Volume: 41
Issue: 5

Feeding a diet enriched in docosahexaenoic acid to lactating dams improves the tolerance response to egg protein in suckled pups
Author(s): Richard C, Lewis D.E, Goruk S, Field J.C.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Nutrients
Volume: 8
Issue: 2

The content of docosahexaenoic acid in the maternal diet differentially affects the immune response in lactating dams and suckled offspring
Author(s): Richard C, Lewis D.E, Goruk S, Field J.C.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: European Journal of Nutrition
Volume: 55
Issue: 7

The content of docosahexaenoic acid in the suckling and the weaning diet beneficially modulates the ability of immune cells to response to stimuli
Author(s): Richard C, Lewis D. E, Goruk S, Field J. C.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Volume: 35

The form of choline in the maternal diet affects immune development in the suckled offspring
Author(s): Lewis D.E, Richard C, Goruk S, Dellschaft S.N, Curtis M.J, Jacobs L.R, Field J.C.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Journal of Nutrition
Volume: 146
Issue: 4

Effect of the Mediterranean diet with and without weight loss on apolipoprotein B-100 metabolism in men with metabolic syndrome
Author(s): Richard C, Couture P, Ooi E, Tremblay A, Desroches S, Charest A, Lichtenstein A, Lamarche B.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Volume: 34
Issue: 2

Effect of the Mediterranean diet with and without weight loss on markers of inflammation in men with metabolic syndrome
Author(s): Richard C, Couture P, Desroches S, Lamarche B.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Obesity (Silver Spring)
Volume: 21
Issue: 1

Effect of weight loss, independent of change in diet composition, on apolipoprotein AI kinetic in men with metabolic syndrome
Author(s): Richard C, Couture P, Desroches S, Lichtenstein A, Lamarche B
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Journal of lipid research
Volume: 54
Issue: 1

Effect of the Mediterranean diet with and without weight loss on cardiovascular risk factors in men with the metabolic syndrome
Author(s): Richard C, Couture P, Desroches S, Charest A, Lamarche B.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular diseases
Volume: 21
Issue: 9

The importance of human milk for immunity in preterm infants
Author(s): Lewis D. E, Richard C, Larsen M. B, Field J. C.
Publication: Clinics in Perinatology
Volume: 44
Issue: Human Milk for Preterm Infants