Current Members

Post Doctoral Fellows

Mavra Ahmed

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Mavra Ahmed is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Joannah and Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition, University of Toronto. Mavra has experience in nutrition and food policy and clinical nutrition with strong expertise… [Read More]

Guanlan Hu

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Guanlan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the L’Abbé lab. She received the CIHR Healthy Cities Training Award for 2022-2024. Her current research focuses on understanding the economic and nutritional costs of food purchasing behaviours across… [Read More]

PhD Students

Nadia Flexner

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Nadia is a senior PhD student in the L’Abbé Lab. Her doctoral research focuses on estimating the nutritional, health and health care costs impact of different food policies aiming to improve the Canadian food environment – such as… [Read More]

Samer Hamamji

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Samer is a third year PhD student in the L’Abbé Lab. His doctoral research examines the relationship between dietary choices aligned with the recommendations in Canada’s Food Guide 2019 and cardiometabolic risk factors among Canadians… [Read More]

Jennifer Lee

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Jennifer is a PhD Candidate in the L’Abbe lab. She completed her dietetic training and MPH in Nutrition and Dietetics with a Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy at Dalla Lana School of Public Health…. [Read More]

Emily Ziraldo

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Emily is a PhD student in the L’Abbé lab. Her thesis research focuses on analyzing the relationship between food policies that aim to improve the diets of Canadians and food prices. Other research interests include:… [Read More]

MSc Students

Undergraduate Thesis Students

Sarah Haider

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Sarah is a fourth-year undergraduate thesis student in the L’Abbe Lab. She is majoring in Neurosciences and Nutritional Sciences and first joined the lab in the summer of 2022 as a research volunteer. Sarah utilized… [Read More]

Ayesha Khan

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Ayesha is a third-year undergraduate thesis student in the L’Abbe Lab, majoring in Global Health and Nutritional Sciences, with a minor in Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity. She first joined the L’Abbe Lab in… [Read More]

Sheena Sajan

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Sheena is a fourth-year undergraduate thesis student in the L’Abbe Lab, majoring in Nutritional Sciences and Physiology, with a minor in Immunology. For Sheena’s Fourth Year Research Project (NFS494), she will be linking generic food… [Read More]

Research Assistants

Yahan (Hailey) Yang

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Beginning as an undergraduate research summer student in 2018, Hailey went on to obtain her Master’s degree in June 2022 under Dr. L’Abbé. Hailey continues to support the L’Abbe Lab as a Research Analyst. Hailey… [Read More]