Alyssa has been lab manager of the L’Abbe Lab since attaining her Master’s degree under Dr. Mary L’Abbe in 2012. Alyssa’s main responsibility is managing the University of Toronto’s Food Label Information Program (FLIP), a database of packaged foods that is updated every 2-3 years for monitoring and testing hypotheses related to the Canadian food supply. Other key responsibilities include working with the research team to collect and analyze data for various projects as well as assisting with the development and coordination of research grant applications.
Over the course of her Master’s, Alyssa focused on nutrient content claims and their usefulness for choosing foods for weight management. She was also a CIHR Fellow in the Strategic Training Program in Public Health Policy at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.