Vasanti Malik, Assistant Professor, PhD

Nutritional Sciences
University of Toronto

Vasanti Malik, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention. Dr. Malik’s research uses a combination of epidemiological studies, clinical trials and evidence synthesis to evaluate dietary and lifestyle determinants of obesity and cardiometabolic diseases in different populations and across the lifecourse. Dr. Malik’s research also includes studying the intersection of diet, health and environmental sustainability with the goal of informing dietary guidance and public policies to prevent chronic diseases and promote more sustainable food systems. Dr. Malik is an Advisory Board Member of the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes and an Associate Editor for the Nutrition Journal.