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Jennifer Black, PhD, RD
Food, Nutrition and Health

Dr. Black is an Associate Professor in Food, Nutrition and Health at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Her research fuses methods and theory from nutrition education, public health, sociology and geography to investigate the role of socio-cultural and neighborhood-level factors in shaping attitudes and behaviours related to eating, cooking, food selection, body image and body weight status.

Postdoctoral Fellows

 

 

 

 

Claire Tugault-Lafleur, PhD, RD
Food, Nutrition and Health

Dr Tugault-Lafleur is a postdoctoral fellow and clinical instructor in the Department of Food, Nutrition and Health at UBC. She completed her PhD at UBC, MA and BSc in Nutrition and dietetics at McGill University and dietetics internship at the Montreal Children’s Hospital (2010). Her doctoral work assessed the quality and determinants of dietary practices of Canadian children at school drawing from nationally representative 24-hour dietary recall data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). Her current postdoctoral work involves studies evaluating Canadians’ eating patterns (and drivers of these patterns), with a focus on children and adolescent populations.

MSc Candidates

 

 

Seri Niimi-Burch, BSc

Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems

Originally from Hawai’i, Seri completed her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Boston College and a Food Policy Leadership Fellowship at the Food Institute at the George Washington University. She is a former school garden and nutrition educator and currently works as a Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC. Her master’s work lies at the intersection of public health nutrition, education, and sociology and focuses on school meal programs and policies.

 

Alumni

 

 

 

Mirah Valdes, MSc
Food, Nutrition and Health
Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems
Integrated Studies in Land & Food Systems
Cayley Velazquez, PhD, RD
Food, Nutrition and Health