School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

Dr. Paula Dworatzek

Professor, Chair, School of Food and Nutrition Sciences
Tel: 519.432.8353 Ext: 28254
Email: pdworatz@uwo.ca
Biography

Research Areas: Children’s food intake at school, food skills, diabetes, peer education.
Area of Expertise: School food environments, children’s food intake, nutrition and diabetes, and food skills.


Dr. Jasna Twynstra

Assistant Professor
Tel: 519.432.8353 Ext. 20107
Email: jasna.twynstra@uwo.ca
Biography

Research Areas: Vascular Health
Area of Expertise: Vascular Health


Dr. Danielle Battram

Associate Professor
Tel: 519.432.8353 Ext: 28228
Email: dbattra@uwo.ca
Biography

Research Areas: Childhood obesity and eating patterns and behaviours, school-based programming, general healthy eating, caffeine-related topics
Area of Expertise: Childhood obesity and eating patterns and behaviours, school-based programming, general healthy eating, caffeine-related topics


Dr. Jamie Seabrook

Associate Professor
Tel: 519.432.8353 Ext: 28284
Email: jseabro2@uwo.ca
Biography

Research Areas: Socioeconomic status and health inequality across the life course, Fetal origins of adult disease, The influence of childhood family structure on status attainment and health, Genotype-environment interactions and developmental trajectories over time, Study design and advanced statistical methods
Area of Expertise: Social determinants of health, Relationship between maternal and child health


Dr. Sharareh Hekmat

Professor
Tel: 519.432.8353 Ext. 28227
E-mail: hekmat@uwo.ca
Biography

Research Areas: Probiotic yogurt for health and nutrition, Probiotic yogurt production and safety in Tanzania and Kenya, “Western Heads East” internship program in Africa, Novel probiotic yogurt supplemented with micronutrients for patients with HIV/AIDS or other immunodeficiencies, Development of new functional foods, Establishing standard methods for products served to patients with dysphagia, Testing of health care professionals and trainees’ perceptions of thickened juice products used in Canada for the treatment of dysphagia.

Area of Expertise: Probiotic Dairy Products, Functional Foods