Kimiya completed her Master of Science degree in the L’Abbe Lab. Her thesis was titled: “The development of a local food environment policy framework and its application in several Ontario municipal jurisdictions.” This research focused on characterizing municipal food environment policies in North America to create a policy monitoring framework as a tool to help municipal governments identify and improve policy gaps in their jurisdictions. Kimiya worked alongside Dr. Lana Vanderlee, evaluating national and provincial government food environment policies in Canada and comparing them to international best practices, in collaboration with INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity / non-communicable Diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support). In the past, she has worked at SickKids Hospital as a summer research student, publishing papers evaluating healthy level biomarkers in children.
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