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Bryna Shatenstein, PhD, PDt
Bryna Shatenstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition at Université de Montréal and a researcher in Clinical Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal. She completed her first post-doctoral internship in Social Medicine at Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1992-93) and her second in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University (1993-1995). She holds a Ph.D. (1992) and an M.Sc. (1979) in Nutrition from Université de Montréal. Following her B.Sc. (1970), she received training in dietetics at McGill University (1977). She has been a clinician in private practice, a lecturer in the field of nutrition at McGill and Sir George Williams universities and Loyola College (1979-90), and a researcher in Clinical Nutrition, Public Health and Epidemiology (1984-89).

Her research interests focus on the measurement of food consumption and the methodological challenges related to evaluating such consumption within target populations living either in the community or in institutions. Her work involves evaluating nutritional health in various population groups, for example, older persons; the determinants of adequate nutrition among older persons; nutrition as it applies to older persons with dementia; and the risk of undernutrition among the latter. She has developed and validated a food frequency questionnaire and adapted a food and nutritional quality indicator to Canadian recommendations. Her research perspective includes the determinants and correlates of adequate nutrition and successful aging. She has been a member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec and Dieticians of Canada since 1976.

Bryna Shatenstein, PhD, PDt
Department of Nutrition, Université de Montréal

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