Vasanti Malik ScD
Assistant Professor
Dr. Vasanti Malik
Contact Info
T: (416) 978-5556
Location
Medical Sciences Building, 5th Floor, Room 5326B
1 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8
Appointment Status Primary
Accepting
Pending the availability of funding
Degree/Qualification
Dr. Malik obtained a MSc. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto and a dual doctorate in Nutrition and Epidemiology from the Harvard Chan School.

Vasanti Malik, ScD (joining the Department of Nutritional Sciences as an Assistant Professor in July, 2019)

Dr. Malik’s research focuses on nutrition and chronic disease epidemiology across the life-course. She specifically evaluates risk factors for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on diet quality. Dr. Malik also studies nutritional drivers of the global obesity and diabetes epidemics in countries undergoing epidemiologic transition and currently has collaborations in India, Nepal, Kuwait, China, Puerto Rico and Mexico. She holds an Adjunct position in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and is an Associate Editor for BMC Obesity and a Review Editor for Frontiers in Public Health. The ultimate goal of Dr. Malik's work is to generate evidence-based prevention policies to support both human and planetary health across populations in Canada and globally.

Research/Teaching

Research Synopsis

Dr. Malik’s research focuses on nutrition and chronic disease epidemiology across the life-course. She specifically evaluates risk factors for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on diet quality. Dr. Malik also studies nutritional drivers of the global obesity and diabetes epidemics in countries undergoing epidemiologic transition and currently has collaborations in India, Nepal, Kuwait, China, Puerto Rico and Mexico. She holds an Adjunct position in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and is an Associate Editor for BMC Obesity and a Review Editor for Frontiers in Public Health. The ultimate goal of Dr. Malik's work is to generate evidence-based prevention policies to support both human and planetary health across populations in Canada and globally.