Marie-Eve Labonte (2015-2017)

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Marie-Eve is currently an Assistant Professor at Université Laval, Québec City. Between April 2015 and May 2017, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the L’Abbe Lab on a CIHR fellowship. She obtained her PhD degree in nutrition from Université Laval, where she studied the impact of diet on inflammation and its underlying mechanisms. Marie-Eve is also a registered dietitian member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec since 2009. Her research interests currently relate to nutrient profiling, defined as the “science of classifying or ranking foods according to their nutritional composition for reasons related to preventing disease and promoting health” (World Health Organization). More specifically, her work encompasses reviewing the evidence on nutrient profile (NP) models developed worldwide for various public health initiatives, policies and regulations; testing the validity of different NP models to understand if they are reliable indicators of the nutritional quality, or degree of “healthiness”, of food products; and evaluating the nutritional quality of the Canadian food supply in association with characteristics that drive consumer choices, such as food price.

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PhD Thesis: Alimentation et inflammation : considérations épidémiologiques, cliniques et métaboliques [Diet and inflammation: epidemiological, clinical, and metabolic considerations]