Clinical Nutrition Research Unit (CNRU)

The mission of the School of Human Nutrition’s Clinical Nutrition Research Unit (CNRU) is to promote health through nutrition at all stages of life. It was established in 1995 through the generous support of G. Stewart Brown, long time friend and benefactor of McGill University. With a recent move to a modern new facility located in the heart of Ste. Anne de Bellevue and procurement of cutting-edge research infrastructure, the CNRU facilitates high impact research with tangible benefits to human health and wellbeing.

SHN’s CNRU houses state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including technology for comprehensive physiological assessments of body composition and sampling of biospecimens; an exercise area equipped to precisely measure metabolic parameters; cutting-edge research kitchen and dining observation room to study eating behaviours and deliver controlled feeding studies; a sensometric food lab with wearable devices to measure neural and behavioural responses to food and retail stimuli; a computing lab to analyze “big data” from biological and nutritional assessments; and a first in Canada food pharmacy to deliver personalized nutrition to patient groups for chronic disease management.

The facility is also a hub for community outreach, intellectual exchange and training of highly qualified nutrition professionals. Information on research studies, public lectures, and community events will be posted on this webpage regularly. We look forward to welcoming you!

 


CNRU RESEARCHERS

Daiva Nielsen

Assistant Professor

CNRU Director

daiva.nielsen [at] mcgill.ca

 

Anne-Sophie Brazeau

Anne-Sophie Brazeau

Assistant Professor

Program Director, Dietetic Education and Practice

anne-sophie.brazeau [at] mcgill.ca


 
Stéphanie Chevalier

Stéphanie Chevalier

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director

stephanie.chevalier [at] mcgill.ca

Chelsia Gillis

Assistant Professor

Nutrition Lead, Peri Operative Program, McGill University Health Centre

chelsia.gillis [at] mcgill.ca

 

Stan Kubow

Associate Professor

stan.kubow [at] mcgill.ca

 

 

 

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