Katherine Gray-Donald, McGill University

Associate Professor School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition Montreal, Quebec katherine.gray-donald@mcgill.ca Office: (514) 398-7841

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Dr Gray-Donald is involved in studies of the nutritional health of different high risk populations in Canada and abroad. These high risk groups currently under study are children at elevated risk of obesity and the elderly. Dr Gray-Donald is interested in understanding the lifestyle related cause...

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Bio/Research

Dr Gray-Donald is involved in studies of the nutritional health of different high risk populations in Canada and abroad. These high risk groups currently under study are children at elevated risk of obesity and the elderly. Dr Gray-Donald is interested in understanding the lifestyle related causes of childhood obesity and the metabolic consequences of obesity in children.

This research is being conducted within a large cohort study which is being led by Dr Marie Lambert at the Hopital Ste Justine. In addition Dr Gray-Donald is studying interventions directed towards healthy lifestyles through both environmental changes, such as the food offered in school settings in Quebec, developing and evaluating intervention programs and in the Kahnawake Schools’ Diabetes Prevention Project. An intervention to change cafeteria offerings among the adult population is currently underway in collaboration with Eat Smart! Healthy Workplace program, as well. At the other end of the lifespan, Dr Gray-Donald is working with Dr Helene Payette who has established a cohort of almost 2000 healthy seniors who are being followed in Montreal and Sherbrooke, Quebec to understand changes in nutritional status with aging and how nutrition has an impact on functional decline, cognitive decline, weight loss and the development of frailty and disability.


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