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Research: Research Dietitians

Brotherwood, Michelle, RD, B.A.Sc.
Clinical/research dietitian
Areas of focus:
- Fat soluble vitamin levels in post-lung transplant cystic fibrosis patients.
- Diabetes therapy in cystic fibrosis patients with abnormal glucose tolerance.
- Vitamin D, bone health and fracture risk for patients with cystic fibrosis.


Burleigh, Karen, RD, M.Sc.
Clinical dietitian - nephrology/transplant
Areas of focus:
- Homocysteine IN patients with renal failure.
- Relationship among plasma homocysteine, amino acids, folate, vitamin B12, nutritional status and nutrient intake of hemodialysis patients.
- Vitamin C and zinc in dialysis patients with wounds.


Darling, Pauline, RD, M.Sc., PhD
Coordinator of nutrition and dietetic research
Assistant professor, department of nutritional sciences, University of Toronto
Areas of focus:
- Amino acid and homocysteine metabolism in clinical conditions such as chronic renal failure.
- Nutrition and growth of low birthweight infants.
- Vitamin status in clinical conditions such as chronic renal failure (folate, vitamin B12) and congestive heart failure (thiamin).
- Appetite and HIV.


De Maio, Stephanie, B.A.Sc., RD
Clinical dietitian
Areas of focus:
- Appetite studies with HIV patients.
- Weight gain in HIV and oncology, using nutritional supplements.
- Lipid research and outcome measures.


Ellis, Michelle, RD, M.Ed., CDE
Clinical dietitian
Area of focus:
- G-tube placement.


Hardy, Donna, RD, M.Sc.
Clinical dietitian
Area of focus:
- Nutritional status of hemodialysis patients on an exercise program.


Huang, Carol, RD, B.A.Sc.
Clinical dietitian
Area of focus:
- Phosphorous control in peritoneal dialysis patients.


Leone, Ashley, RD, M.Sc. candidate
Clinical dietitian
Area of focus:
- Energy expenditure in stroke patients.


Luu, Liza, RD, B.Sc.
Clinical dietitian
Area of focus:
- Introduction of a new phosphorus point system teaching tool to aid dialysis patients with phosphorus control.


McCall, Michele, RD, M.Sc.
Critical care dietitian
Coordinator of nutrition and dietetic education
Areas of focus:
- Nutrition support.
- Energy intakes and cytokines.
- Antioxidants in critical care.
- Energy expenditure in critical care.
- Permissive underfeeding in the critically ill.


Mcfadyen, Kirsten, RD, B.A.Sc.
Clinical dietitian
Area of focus:
-Nutrition and growth of LBW infants.
-Infant feeding practices in Level 2 neo-natal intensive care unit.

Morningstar, Mary, RD, CNSD (on leave)
Clinical dietitian
Areas of focus:
-Critical care nutrition support.
-Nutrition support outcomes.
-Immunonutrition.
-Nutrition screening.

Mullan, Yvonne, RD, B.Sc., CDE
Clinical dietitian
Area of focus:
-Weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes.
-Effects of altering sugar and fat content in a breakfast meal on blood glucose responses in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Press, Fiona, RD, B.A.Sc.
Clinical dietitian
Areas of focus:
-Initiation of post-surgical feeding and length of hospital stay.
-Nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease.
-Research with celiac disease.

Robert, Ronalee, RD, B.Sc.
Clinical dietitian
Area of focus:
-Vitamin D levels and supplementation.
-CF and pregnancy outcomes.
-Fat soluble vitamin levels in post-lung transplant cystic fibrosis patients.

Scaffidi, Donna, RD, B.Sc.
Clinical dietitian
Area of focus:
-Appetite and weight gain in oncology/HIV using nutritional supplements.

Song, Jacquelin, RD, M.Sc.
Clinical dietitian
Area of focus:
-Lifestyle change in cardiac care.
-Taste changes in cardiovascular surgery patients (working with Dr. Mary Keith, PhD).

Tucker, Emma, RD, M.Sc.
Clinical dietitian
Areas of focus:
-Infant feeding practices at St. Michael's Hospital.
-Outcomes associated with gastrostomy tube placement.

Whitham, Dana, RD, M.Sc., CDE
Clinical dietitian
Areas of focus:
-Effect of fibre on post prandial blood glucose control.
-Omega 3 fatty acids and cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetes.