PhD Theses

Student Name Supervisor Thesis Title
Rola Hammoud Anderson The Role of Choline in Gestational Diets on Hypothalamic Food Intake Regulation in Wistar Rat Offspring
Emanuela Pannia Anderson The effects of folate dose and form during pregnancy on central and peripheral energy balance systems in Wistar rat dams and female offspring.
Zeyu Yang Anderson Effect of Vitamins on development and management of obesity and metabolic syndrome in the HFD rat model
Dina Almaatani Bandsma The Association between Maternal Feeding Practices and Change in Weight-for-height z-score among children with Failure to Thrive
Catriona Ling Bandsma The role of the Tryptophan-Nicotinamide Pathway in Malnutrition Enteropathy
Michelle Asbury Bandsma Impact of the mother’s milk microbiota on the gastrointestinal colonization of very low birth weight infants
Rodney Au Yeung Bandsma The effect of important food sources of dietary sugar intake on cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular risk factors: A series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Allison Daniel Bandsma A structural equation model of pathways between household income, caregiver nutritional status, care practices, and nutritional status and development in children with severe acute malnutrition in Malawi
Guanlan Hu Bandsma The Role of Tryptophan-Nicotinamide (TRP-NAM) Pathway in Malnutrition Induced Liver Dysfunction
Farnaz Khoshnevisan Bandsma The role of dietary intake & macronutrient metabolism in impaired nutritional recovery of malnourished children after hospitalization
Isabel Potani Bhutta The role, limitations and optimization of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) in the treatment of severe acute Malnutrition (SAM)
Bijun Wen Bandsma Metabolome Associated with Mortality of Children with Complicated Severe Acute Malnutrition: a nested case-control study.
Mackenzie Smith Bazinet The Application of Carbon Isotope Ratio Analysis to Determine the Origin of Palmitic Acid in the Developing Mouse Brain
Jo-Anna Baxter Bhutta Identifying social determinants of nutrition and evaluating the effectiveness of preconception multiple micronutrient supplementation on growth among adolescent girls in rural Pakistan
Bianca Carducci Bhutta Nutrition in Pakistan: A comparative analysis from 2011-2018 National Nutrition survey
Lorena Lopez Dominguez Comelli & Bandsma Association among growth trajectories, gut microbiome patterns, and diet in Brazilian pubertal children
Paraskevi Massara Comelli & Bandsma Growth, gut microbiota, and diet in pubertal children from the TARGet Kids! Cohort
Sylwia Szwiega Courtney Martin Validation of current methods for determining protein and amino acid requirements
Alyssa Paoletti Courtney Martin Sulphur AA needs and protein needs in healthy adults 60+
Tara Zeitoun El-Sohemy Determinants of micronutrient metabolism and premenstrual symptoms
Zhila Semnani-Azad Hanley The role of soluble CD163, a novel marker of adipose tissue macrophage activation, in the etiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus: The Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort
Hiliary Monteith Hanley Determinants of infant and early childhood growth trajectories among Indigenous peoples living in Northern Ontario, Canada
Katie Pullella Kotsopolous Delineating the relationship between arsenic exposure and cancer risk in a Canadian population
Laura Vergeer L’Abbe A Comparison of the Nutritional Quality, Reformulation and Prices of Products Offered by the Top Packaged Food and Beverage Companies in Canada.
Nadia Flexner L’Abbe Modelling the health and economic impact of food policies aiming to improve the Canadian food environment
Samer Hamamji L’Abbe The Association of Healthy Food Choices Aligned with Canada’s Dietary Guidelines Recommendations on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors using the Canadian Health Measures Survey
Jennifer Lee L’Abbe
Christine Mulligan L’Abbe Evaluating the Canadian packaged food supply using Health Canada’s previously proposed nutrient criteria for restricting unhealthy food and beverage marketing to children.
Michelle Asbury O’Connor  Impact of the Mother’s Milk Microbiota on the Gastrointestinal Colonization of Hospitalized Infants Born <1250 grams
Michael Pitino O’Connor Optimizing the Pasteurization of Human Donor Milk Using High Hydrostatic Pressure Processing
Nicole Bando O’Connor Examining the relationship between early-life nutrition and neural processing speed capacities in infants born very low birth weight
Jane Francis Sellen & O’Connor Parkdale Infant Nutrition Security Targeted Evaluation Project (PINSTEP): Formative Research
Alison Mildon Sellen & O’Connor Effectiveness and feasibility of providing postnatal breastfeeding support to vulnerable mothers as an extension to the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program
Afreen Khan Roth Effect of early neonatal administration of oral Lactobacillus plantarum on stool iron content, iron status and oxidative stress in infants in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Andrea Glenn Sievenpiper The role of the Portfolio dietary pattern in cardiometabolic disease prevention
Rodney Au-Yeung Sievenpiper Important Food Sources of Fructose-Containing Sugars and Non-Fasting Triglycerides: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Feeding Trials
Sabrina Ayoub-Charette Sievenpiper The effect of displacing sugar-sweetened beverages with non-nutritive sweetened beverages or water on glucose tolerance and the human gut microbiome: Strategies To OPpose SUGARS with Non-nutritive sweeteners Or Water (STOP SUGARS NOW) Trial
Michelle Kavanagh Sievenpiper Evaluating the validity and feasibility of the Portfolio Diet Application for cardiovascular disease prevention in primary care
Dan Dan Li Vuksan Nitrate-rich dietary approach for blood pressure and cardiovascular risk reduction