Miyoung Suh is a Professor in the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba and a Principal Investigator in two departments at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre: the Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders and the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine. As a Registered Dietitian, Dr. Suh was Director of the University Dietetics Program (6 years), and currently is developing the UM Mater of Applied Human Nutrition program, combining graduate courses and dietetic practicum. She was Accreditation Surveyor for the Canadian Dietetic Education Programs (4 times), and is a Board member of Global Women in Science.
Dr. Suh is a nutrition lead of a global leadership initiative (Canada Israel International Fetal Alcohol Consortium, CIIFAC) focused on reducing the impact of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) through perinatal nutrition strategies. The results have been shared with multiple Indigenous Manitoba communities where Dr. Suh works closely to tackle FASD. This research received support from Research Manitoba, CIIFAC, Mitacs Accelerate Cluster, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corp (1.3M), and more recently CIHR (ranked 1st place for nutrition).
Dr. Suh is also a UM Health Research Liaison with Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba, where a Smart Vertical Farm has been established to improve access to affordable, nutritious produce. Her research developing anti-diabetic functional vegetables is pivotal for promoting a healthier community. This project is part of the ‘SMART Training Platform’, funded by CIHR-NSERC-SSHRC Healthy Cities Research Initiative (4.95 M over 6 years), co-led by Drs Suh, Ma and Dube.