Marcia Cooper PhD, RD
Dr. Marcia Cooper’s education and career history, and peer endorsements attest to her exemplary achievements, her commitment to life-long learning, and her skillful mentoring. Marcia received her PhD from the University of Toronto, and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Health Canada’s (HC) Bureau of Nutritional Sciences. Her co-leadership in establishing DC’s Food and Culinary Network illustrates her passion for linking healthy eating and nutritional science. As a HC research scientist, Marcia has led studies on Canadian iron status and iron bioavailability, the evaluation of nutrition and food messages in the media that effect nutrition policy eg. food supplementation, and collaborated on a menu labeling research synthesis; this work helps to provide evidence-based tools and supports to the profession and to all Canadians.