Adjunct Professor

Kathy Musa-Veloso

Department of Nutritional Sciences


Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy
201-2233 Argentia Rd, Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5N 2X7
Research Interests
clinical trials, dietary supplements, nutrition and health claim regulations
Appointment Status


  • PhD, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto (2003)
  • MSc, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto (1999)
  • BSc, Biology & Kinesiology & Health Science, Faculty of Pure & Applied Sciences, York University (1998)

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At a Glance

  • Dr. Musa-Veloso is Senior Director of Health Claims and Clinical Trials within the Food & Nutrition Group at Intertek Health Sciences Inc.
  • She is an expert in the conduct of systematic, evidence-based reviews and meta-analyses and has published several articles related to the efficacy of foods and food ingredients in improving various health outcomes.
  • Dr. Musa-Veloso is also a recognized expert on global scientific and regulatory requirements for health claim substantiation and has been invited as a guest speaker to several conferences and symposia, both domestically and internationally.

About Dr. Musa-Veloso

Dr. Musa-Veloso is Senior Director of Health Claims and Clinical Trials within the Food & Nutrition Group at Intertek Health Sciences Inc. (formerly known as Cantox Health Sciences Inc.). In this role, she assists both domestic and international clients with the preparation of scientific and regulatory strategies for marketing their foods and dietary supplements with health claims. Since joining Intertek in 2003, Dr. Musa-Veloso has developed a strong team of scientists, skilled in the conduct of systematic evidence-based reviews. The objective of these assessments is to determine, for clients in the food and supplement sectors, whether the efficacy of a food/ingredient can be scientifically substantiated. Dr. Musa-Veloso also assists clients with the development, placement, and management of clinical studies in which the efficacy of a food or supplement is intended to be evaluated. 

A recognized expert in the area of health claims and clinical trials, Dr. Musa-Veloso has been invited as a guest speaker to discuss pressing scientific and regulatory issues at various conferences, internationally. With her strong food and nutrition background, Dr. Musa-Veloso has authored several publications, and is currently an Adjunct Professor within the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto.

Recent Publications

  1. Fallah S, Musa-Veloso K, Cao J, Venditti C, Lee HY, Hamamji S, Hu J, Appelhans K, Frankos V. Liver biomarkers in adults: Evaluation of associations with reported green tea consumption and use of green tea supplements in U.S. NHANES. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2021 Nov 24;129:105087. doi: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2021.105087. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34826597.
  2. Musa-Veloso K, Racey M, MacFarlane A, Bier D, Lamarche B, Trumbo P, House J. Challenges in the design, interpretation, and reporting of randomized controlled clinical studies on the health effects of whole foods. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2021 Sep;46(9):1152-1158. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2021-0007. Epub 2021 May 28. PMID: 34048662.
  3. Lee HY, Jack M, Poon T, Noori D, Venditti C, Hamamji S, Musa-Veloso K. Effects of Unsweetened Preloads and Preloads Sweetened with Caloric or Low-/No-Calorie Sweeteners on Subsequent Energy Intakes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Human Intervention Studies. Adv Nutr. 2021 Jul 30;12(4):1481-1499. doi: 10.1093/advances/nmaa157. PMID: 33439973; PMCID: PMC8321874.
  4. Musa-Veloso K, Noori D, Venditti C, Poon T, Johnson J, Harkness LS, O'Shea M, Chu Y. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials on the Effects of Oats and Oat Processing on Postprandial Blood Glucose and Insulin Responses. J Nutr. 2021 Feb 1;151(2):341-351. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxaa349. PMID: 33296453.
  5. Poon T, Juana J, Noori D, Jeansen S, Pierucci-Lagha A, Musa-Veloso K. Effects of a Fermented Dairy Drink Containing Lacticaseibacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei CNCM I-1518 (Lactobacillus casei CNCM I-1518) and the Standard Yogurt Cultures on the Incidence, Duration, and Severity of Common Infectious Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Nutrients. 2020 Nov 10;12(11):3443. doi: 10.3390/nu12113443. PMID: 33182682; PMCID: PMC7698120.
  6. Mitchell ES, Musa-Veloso K, Fallah S, Lee HY, Chavez PJ, Gibson S. Contribution of 100% Fruit Juice to Micronutrient Intakes in the United States, United Kingdom and Brazil. Nutrients. 2020 Apr 28;12(5):1258. doi: 10.3390/nu12051258. PMID: 32354175; PMCID: PMC7282014.
  7. Venditti C, Musa-Veloso K, Lee HY, Poon T, Mak A, Darch M, Juana J, Fronda D, Noori D, Pateman E, Jack M. Determinants of Sweetness Preference: A Scoping Review of Human Studies. Nutrients. 2020 Mar 8;12(3):718. doi: 10.3390/nu12030718. PMID: 32182697; PMCID: PMC7146214.
  8. Musa-Veloso K, Paulionis L, Pelipyagina T, Evans M. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicentre Trial of the Effects of a Shrimp Protein Hydrolysate on Blood Pressure. Int J Hypertens. 2019 Aug 5;2019:2345042. doi: 10.1155/2019/2345042. PMID: 31467699; PMCID: PMC6699271.
  9. Samuel TM, Musa-Veloso K, Ho M, Venditti C, Shahkhalili-Dulloo Y. A Narrative Review of Childhood Picky Eating and Its Relationship to Food Intakes, Nutritional Status, and Growth. Nutrients. 2018 Dec 15;10(12):1992. doi: 10.3390/nu10121992. PMID: 30558328; PMCID: PMC6316224.
  10. Musa-Veloso K, Poon T, Harkness LS, O'Shea M, Chu Y. The effects of whole-grain compared with refined wheat, rice, and rye on the postprandial blood glucose response: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 Oct 1;108(4):759-774. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy112. PMID: 30321274.

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