Dr. Dana Lee Olstad, PhD, RD

PhD Nutrition and Metabolism and Public Health University of Alberta
MSc Nutrition and Metabolism University of Alberta
BSc Nutrition and Food Science with Distinction University of Alberta
Designation as Registered Dietitian University of Alberta

Dana Olstad

Areas of Research

Public health nutrition
Socioeconomically disadvantaged groups have poorer dietary patterns than their more advantaged counterparts, and these differences have negative health consequences across the life course. As a public health scholar and Registered Dietitian, my research aims to investigate socioeconomic inequities in diet quality and health, to understand the structural drivers of these inequities and to test the impact of novel policy interventions to reduce them. The ultimate purpose of my work is to inform development of policies, both inside and outside the health sector, to ensure that all individuals can access nutritious foods in support of their long-term health. I use qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods to accomplish my aims.

Supervising degrees

Community Health Sciences - Doctoral: Seeking Students
Community Health Sciences - Masters: Seeking Students

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Dr. Olstad is actively seeking new graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows with an interest in public health nutrition.

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