Russell de Souza BA, BASc, MSc, ScD
Associate Professor — Status Only
McMaster University and Department of Nutritional Sciences
Russell J. de Souza
Contact Info
T: (905) 525-9140 22109
McMaster University
1200 Main St. WestMDCL, Room 3210
Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5
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2011-14 CIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics,
2011-14 Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Nutrition & Risk Factor Clinical Modification Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital
2011 DSc, Nutritional Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
2005 MSc, Nutritional Sciences
2003 RD, St. Joseph’s Health Centre
1999 BASc, Food and Nutrition, Ryerson University
Research Interests
nutrition 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

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

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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