Research Interestsnutrition epidemiology, clinical nutrition, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, design and analysis of randomized controlled trials of diet interventions, dietary interventions for weight loss, dietary interventions for cardiovascular risk reduction, validation of dietary measurement instruments
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Dr. de Souza is a registered dietitian and nutrition epidemiologist. His current research interests lie in advancing methodology for systematic reviews and meta-analysis and clinical trials in the field of nutrition, with an interest in the contribution of dietary patterns and macronutrients (specifically fructose, saturated, and trans fats) to cardiovascular disease risk throughout the lifespan.
He is a co-investigator on the INMD-funded Birth Cohort Alliance, which seeks to explore associations among maternal nutrition, infant feeding patterns, and epigenetic/epigenomic determinants of maternal and child health, as well as the Alliance for Health Hearts and Minds cohort examining neighbourhood-level factors that contribute to cardiovascular risk. He is also interested in the reproducibility and validity of current methods of assessing nutrient intakes.
Publications and Awards
Honours and Awards
2014 Murray L. Enkin Prize, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
2011 CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
2005 Irene and Frederick Stare Scholar, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
2003 Open Fellowship, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
Christine Gagnon Memorial Travel Award, Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences
2000 Oral Presentation Prize, Dietetic Education Leadership Forum (DELFO)
1999 Doris Badir Award, School of Food and Nutrition