Catherine Field, RD, PhD
Professor, Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science
University of Alberta
Catherine Field holds a Tier 1 CRC in Human Nutrition and Metabolism in the Department of Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta. Her research program centers on the effect of nutrition on the immune system. Current research includes establishing the role of polyunsaturated fats on immune development, the use of fatty acids in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer and identifying the association between nutritional status and maternal mental health and infant neuro-physical development. She has published more than 275 peer-reviewed publications and trained over 100 students in research. Dr. Field is a fellow of the Canadian Council for Health Research. She received the McCalla and Killam Professorships from the University of Alberta, the Earl Willard McHenry Award for Leadership in Nutrition from the Canadian Nutrition Society and the Mary Mitchell Award for service to the Dietetic Profession in Alberta. She has given more than 205 invited Keynote talks and authored 400 abstract that have been presented around the world. Dr. Field is a Past-President of the American Society for Nutrition and Vice Chair of the CIHR advisory board for the Institute for Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes. She is currently an Associate Editor for Advances in Nutrition.