Dia Sanou, University of Ottawa

Assistant Professor Health Sciences Ottawa, Ontario dsanou@uottawa.ca Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 7043

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Bio/Research

Dia Sanou is a public health nutritionist and assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences. He received a PhD in Nutrition from Université Laval and completed his postdoctoral training in aboriginal health at the University of Alberta. A graduate from the Université de O...

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Bio/Research

Dia Sanou is a public health nutritionist and assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences. He received a PhD in Nutrition from Université Laval and completed his postdoctoral training in aboriginal health at the University of Alberta. A graduate from the Université de Ouagadougou (BSc and MSc), professor Sanou also holds a Certificate in information technology and nutrition from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, professor Sanou taught at Mount Saint Vincent University (Nova Scotia). He is also an adjunct professor in nutrition at Université Laval. He also worked overseas for the National Public Health Laboratory and the National Nutrition Center in Burkina Faso where he has collaborated with international organizations. Professor Sanou is an adjunct professor at Université Laval.

Professor Sanou’s research, some of which are funded by CIHR, uses transdisciplinary community-driven approach to understand and improve the nutrition and health of children and youth from disadvantaged communities in global context particularly among rural populations in Sub-Saharan Africa, Canadian immigrants and Aboriginal people. He is particularly interested in the biological and ecological determinants of malnutrition; community driven health interventions; the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions to prevent nutrition related diseases; and nutrition programming of relevance to the agenda of international development.



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