Alena is a first year MSc candidate in the L’Abbe Lab. She received her Honours BSc from the University of Toronto in 2017 with High Distinction, double majoring in nutritional sciences and human biology. Alena’s research focus is in nutritional epidemiology, specifically in examining Canadian dietary patterns and associated risk of chronic diseases at the population level. Since May 2016, Alena has been a member of the L’Abbe Lab working on projects such as the development of the Healthy Eating Index-Canada 2010, and examining adherence to multiple healthy dietary patterns (e.g. DASH and Mediterranean-style diets) in a nationally-representative sample of Canadians. The goal of this research is to provide a better understanding of the role of dietary patterns in chronic disease prevention in Canada, with the aim of informing evidence-based nutrition policy for chronic disease mitigation.
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