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Meghan Azad


  • Accepting Students: No
  • Research Category: Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease


Current Positions

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Child Health, University of Manitoba

Investigator, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba


PhD, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics (University of Manitoba)
MSc Epidemiology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK)
BSc Honours, Biochemistry (University of Winnipeg)
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatrics and Epidemiology (University of Alberta)

Research Focus

We study how early-life exposures and experiences shape lifelong health. Our current research is focused on the role of maternal nutrition, infant feeding and human milk composition in the development and prevention of asthma, allergies, obesity, and diabetes.

Research Interests

- Breastfeeding
- Human Milk
- Allergies
- Obesity
- Non-Nutritive Sweeteners
- Gut Microbiome