McGill World Platform poised to make mark on global nutrition, health issues


Amid the sometimes-confusing debates surrounding the obesity problem, this much is clear: it is a complex phenomenon, and won't be solved without bringing together key experts from a range of academic disciplines and decision-makers from many segments of society. That's exactly what Desautels Faculty of Management Prof. Laurette Dubé has been doing for the past decade.

Dubé, who worked as a hospital nutritionist before becoming a professor of consumer psychology and marketing, focused her research on health issues tied to diet and lifestyle a few years after joining McGill in 1995. She soon realized that many of the most intractable challenges stem from a clash between our biological makeup and the modern environment in which we go about our daily lives.

Read full article: McGill Reporter, June 7, 2012