Dr. Paula Dworatzek
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
Research Areas: Vascular Health
Area of Expertise: Vascular Health
Dr. Danielle Battram
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
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
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