Adjunct Professors

Cockell, Kevin Alan

Ph.D. - Division Chief, Nutrition Research Division, Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directorate, Health Protection Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa. Mineral nutrients.

Short Bio: Leads a division of half a dozen research scientists with diverse interests in human nutrition using a variety of experimental models and methods.

T: 613-957-0918 | kevin_cockell [at] (Email)

Germain, Isabelle

Ph.D. Nutrition, Researcher, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Short Bio: Dr Germain is a nutritionist with over 20 years experience in research and nutritional treatment of malnutrition associated with aging and dysphagia including modified texture foods. Dr Germain research aims at developing new functional products sustained by adequate processing techniques to the benefit of health of consumers. Recent research highlights the importance of microbiota in overall health and chronic diseases such as diabetes, irritable bowel and others. Changes in food consumption are often associated with the treatment of chronic diseases. With rapidly aging populations, understanding of food selection and health impacts of foods are essential to the food industry. Well designed value-added foods and adequate industrial processing are key elements in meeting the nutritional needs and expectations of consumers.

T: 450-768-7961 | Isabelle.Germain2 [at] (Email)

Mansfield, Elizabeth (Beth)

PhD, MSc, RD, Certified Exercise Physiologist, and Sport Nutrition Specialist. McGill University BSc Dietetics 1992, MSc Nutrition 1995, PhD Nutrition 2013

Dr. Mansfield is registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology and is Board Certified in Sports Dietetics (CDR-USA)

Current Position: Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, ON

Peak Performance, Ottawa, ON (

Short Bio: As a Sport Nutritionist, Dr. Mansfield works with competitive and recreational athletes of all levels and ages to ensure that they are eating for peak health and performance in life and sport. Some of the teams and athletes at the international, national, University, provincial, regional and professional levels benefitting from her nutrition expertise include athletics, rugby, squash, basketball, soccer, tennis, gymnastics, figure skating, cycling (road, track, tandem, para), triathlon, half/full iron-man, cross country skiing, speed skating (in-line and ice), equestrian (jumper, dressage, eventing), wrestling, judo, table tennis, goalball, ringuette, hockey, sledge hockey, swimming, water polo, canoe/kayak, and white water kayak.

Dr. Mansfield conducts health focused consumer behaviour and social science research using evidence-based analysis in a systematic way to answer practical nutrition related concerns/questions.

  • In partnership with the Canadian Association of the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) she has conducted research on the physical activity behaviours and beliefs of socioeconomically disadvantaged mothers in Canada.
  • In partnership with McGill University’s School of Human Nutrition, she has investigated individual, social and environmental correlates of weight control in a representative sample of Canadian women involved in training and competing in road running races throughout Canada.
  • As part of her work within the Bureau of Nutritional Sciences at Health Canada she is focused on developing nutrition labeling policy and regulations that meet the needs of those people who suffer the most inequities in health. She has recently adapted a health literacy screening tool, The Newest Vital Sign©, for use in the Canadian context and has integrated this into consumer research on front of pack labeling and labeling approaches for supplemented foods.

beth [at] (Email)

Weiler, Hope A.

Fetal and early life origins of bone health and disease as dictated by nutrition and growth. Physiological response of bone metabolism and mass to nutrients such as vitamin D and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
hope.weiler [at] (Email)


Ph.D. 1996, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario 1993-1996.

B.Sc. 1991 University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, 1987-1991.

Short Bio

Dr. Hope Weiler is a Research Scientist in the Nutrition Research Division, Bureau of Nutritional Sciences at Health Canada in Ottawa. Her education includes a B.A.Sc. in Applied Human Nutrition, University of Guelph; and a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, Cell Biology and Metabolism, McMaster University. She is the co-chair for the National Inuit Health Surveys Working Group and administrative principal investigator managing the International Polar Year Inuit Health Survey of 2007-2008. To date, Dr. Weiler has authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications and provided graduate training to over 50 graduate trainees and 40 undergraduate students. Dr. Weiler has been awarded prestigious awards from the Canada Research Chairs program, the New Investigator Award from the Canadian Nutrition Society and the Wiebe Visser International Nutrition Dairy Prize from the International Dairy Federation for her work in nutrition and bone health. She has served numerous societies, organizations and areas of nutrition. She is past Chair of Food, Nutrition and Health peer-review committee for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Weiler is a member of the editorial boards of Nutrition Research and The Journal of Nutrition.

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