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Shannan Grant, PDt, MSc, PhD  

 Evaristus 311

 Phone: 902-457-5400

 Fax: 902-457-6134


Education and Training:

2009-2015 Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Nutritional Sciences,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


2005-2007 Master of Science, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


2004-2005 Dietetic Internship, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


2002-2004 Bachelor of Science (with Honours), Department of Human Nutrition, St
Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia


1998-2002 Bachelor of Science, Department of Biological Life Sciences, University
College of Cape Breton (now Cape Breton University), Nova Scotia, Canada

  Research Interests:

As a Clinician Scientist, and Registered Dietitian (RD), my focus is the use of clinical trials to assess community-based questions. I am interested in assessment of nutrition education from both the perspective of the patient/ client and the health care professional. Using knowledge translation  (KT) strategies, classical behaviour change theories and core education principals, my colleagues and I develop, implement and assess dietary interventions. I am particularly interested in working with health care professionals and patients to assess approaches to chronic disease prevention and treatment.

In my work, training and mentorship activities, I try to highlight the capacity clinicians, specifically RDs, have to play a key role in KT. As a strong believer that education activities inform research and vice versa, I am passionate about educating my students about the research process and enjoy guiding them as they develop knowledge and skills to become engaged in the knowledge-to-action process.


Recent Publications:

Grant, S. and Wolever, T. (2011) Perceived Barriers to Application of Glycaemic Index: Valid Concerns or Lost in Translation? Nutrients. 3(3), 330-340.


Grant, S.M., Wolever, T.M.S., O’Connor, D.L., Nisenbaum, R., Josse R. (2011) Effect of a Low Glycaemic Index Diet on Blood Glucose in Women with Gestational Hyperglycaemia. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 91 (1), 15–22.


Cohn, T., Grant, S., Faulkner, G. (2010) Schizophrenia and obesity: addressing obesogenic environments in mental health settings. Schizophrenia Research. 121, 277-8.


Grant S. (2007) The importance of biodiversity in crop sustainability: A look at monoculture. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 1(2), 101-109.


Naczk, M., Grant, S., Zadernowski, R., and Barre, E. (2006) Protein precipitating capacity of phenolics of wild blueberry leaves and fruits. Food Chemistry, 96, 640-647.

Recent Presentations:

Grant, S., Lieffers, L., Coons, M. (2014) Ehealth and Social Media: How Technology is changing our patient relations. Dietitians of Canada National Conference; Ottawa, Ontario.


Grant, S., Josse, R., Barre, E., and Wolever, T. (2014) The effect of continuous sipping of a glucose solution on markers of oxidation in men and women. Canadian Nutrition Society National Conference; St John’s, Newfoundland.


Grant, S. and McKillop, A. (2013) Let’s Talk Science Sandy Lake! Aboriginal Outreach Project: Applying a Community-based Program Planning Approach to Science Outreach. Let’s Talk Science National Outreach Conference; London, Ontario.


Grant, S., O’Connor, D, Josse, R., Wolever, T. (2010) The effect of low glycaemic index diet on blood glucose control in women with gestational diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance. Experimental Biology; Anaheim, California, USA.


Grant, S. and Wolever, T. (2009) The effect of a low glycaemic index diet on blood glucose control in women with gestational hyperglycemia. Dietitians of Canada International Conference; PEI, CANADA.


Grant S. and Hanley, A. (2008) The effect of a traditional dietary intervention on diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease risk factors in a first nations community: A pilot study. 2nd International Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples Forum: International Best Practices; Vancouver, CANADA.

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