GFHS Director, Professor, Human Health & Nutritional Sciences
David studies how the fats we eat influence our health. The goal is to better understand the effects of fats throughout the lifecycle from the early beginnings of life to old age in both the prevention and treatment of disease.
GFHS Co-Director, Associate Professor, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
Jess studies ways to promote healthy weight in children and adolescents. This includes developing community and family-based programs that encourage healthy behaviours in preschool children.
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Emma studies how the normal bacteria in our gut affect our health. Emma is most interested in how normal gut bacteria can contribute to disease, including inflammatory bowel disease, autism, C. difficile and colorectal cancer.
Director, Body Composition Laboratory & Professor, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
Andrea studies how our lifestyle (nutrition, exercise, sleep, etc.) can affect the percentage of fat and muscle in our bodies. She also studies the dairy product and calcium intake of Canadians.
Professor, Mathematics & Statistics
Gerarda’s areas of interest include statistical methods for correlated observations; methods for epidemiologic and genetic epidemiologic studies and the design and analysis of cluster randomized trials.
Professor, Human Health & Nutritional Sciences
Alison studies the effects that foods and natural health products have on our health. She is most interested in functional foods, which are foods with active components that can influence health.
Associate Professor, Human Health & Nutritional Sciences
Lori Ann has a multifaceted approach to the study of human movement. Her research program has focused on strategies used to execute safe movement during adapted locomotor tasks (steering, obstacles) and the role of vision in these tasks.