Alison Duncan

A-HA Research Scientist

Alison Duncan, Ph.D., R.D.
Professor, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
University of Guelph
Phone: (519)-824.4120 ext. 53416


Alison M. Duncan, Ph.D., R.D. is a Professor and Associate Director of Research at the Human Nutraceutical Research Unit (HNRU), in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences (HHNS) at the University of Guelph. Following an undergraduate degree in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph, she completed training to become a Registered Dietitian in Toronto, a M.Sc. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Minnesota. Her teaching is in the area of functional food and nutraceuticals, both at the undergraduate and graduate level and she currently coordinates the M.Sc. coursework program in HHNS at the University of Guelph. Her research interestsrelate to the biological effects of functional foods and nutraceuticals on chronic disease-related endpoints evaluated in human intervention studies, with a particular focus on the agri-food-health continuum in relation to healthy aging. Another research interest involves the use of functional foods and natural health products (prevalence, associated attitudes and beliefs) in healthy and clinical populations. Alison currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Nutrition and in 2005, she received the Young Canadian Innovator Award in Agriculture, Food and Human Health.

Learn more about Alison Duncan on the University of Guelph website.


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