Assistant Professor; Director, Mary Emily Clinical Nutrition Research Centre
T: 514-398-7677 | daiva.nielsen [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Macdonald-Stewart Building MS2-035 | Biosketch
BSc University of Toronto
PhD University of Toronto
Daiva Nielsen completed her graduate work at the University of Toronto in the areas of nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition. She went on to conduct postdoctoral research in translation genomics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA, where she was involved in some of the first clinical trials aimed at evaluating the medical, behavioural and economic outcomes of incorporating genomic sequencing into medical practice. Dr. Nielsen’s training background has provided her with skills in dietary assessment, behaviour modification, genomics and knowledge translation. Her research goals include utilizing genomic information to design tailored strategies for prevention of cardiometabolic diseases, and ensuring optimal knowledge translation to health professionals.
Evaluating how genetic variation affects response to diet and indicators of health. The overall goal of my research program is to design genetically-tailored lifestyle interventions to prevent chronic diseases.