About this Event
Lecture Title: Improving Health through the Promotion of Healthy Eating
Participants may attend the seminar in-person at the Rudy North Lecture Theatre in the Centre for Brain Health at UBC, or via Zoom. Please note that the Zoom details will not be included in the confirmation email so they should be saved (see below) for future viewing, or you can find them again on this page. A light lunch will be provided to all in-person attendees!
Summary: A healthy diet is one of the few ubiquitous, modifiable risk factors for chronic disease prevention. However, most Canadians do not have healthy diets. In this presentation, Dr. Murphy will summarize her team’s work using systems biology approaches, epidemiologic and administrative health data to provide novel insight on mechanisms underlying diet and health relationships and identification of novel strategies to prevent chronic disease. Finally, she will highlight forthcoming work in her group that seeks to answer a fundamental challenge in nutrition and public health ‘how can we better support healthy eating among Canadians to improve health?’
Speaker Biography: Dr. Rachel Murphy is a Senior Scientist in Cancer Control Research at BC Cancer, an Associate Professor and the Associate Director, Research in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. She holds a PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism and completed postdoctoral training in epidemiology at the National Institutes of Health. Her research program is focused on the intersections of nutrition, human health, and public health challenges. Dr. Murphy has received a number of awards recognizing her contributions, including a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar award and a Canadian Cancer Society Early Career Development award in Cancer Prevention.
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Zoom Meeting ID: 62895 741318 | Passcode: 741318
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, Canada