Leah CahillRD/PDt, PhD

Howard Webster Department of Medicine Research Chair, Associate professor


Email: leah.cahill@dal.ca
Mailing Address: 
Centre for Clinical Research
5790 University Avenue
Suite 225
Halifax, NS, B3H 1V7
Research Topics:
  • risk factors
  • nutrition
  • cardiometabolic disease (especially cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes)
  • novel biomarkers
  • gene-environment interactions
  • epidemiology and biostatistics
  • dietetics (inpatient, outpatient, and public health)
  • patient-centered research, patient-oriented research
  • burden of disease



  • Postdoc: Harvard University, 2015
  • PhD: University of Toronto, Nutritional Sciences, 2010
  • RD/PDt: Manitoba Partnership Program, Dietetic Internship, 2006
  • BSc: University of Manitoba, Human Nutritional Sciences, 2005



Selected awards

  • President's Research Excellence Award, 2021
  • Early Career Investigator Award, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, 2021
  • RIM Excellence in Mentoring Award, Dalhousie Medical School, 2021
  • Circulation’s Best Paper in Population Science Award, 2013
  • Scott Grundy Fellowship Award for Excellence in Metabolism Research, American Heart Association, 2012
  • Outstanding Fellow Award, Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Harvard University, 2011
  • CIHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award (ranked in the top 5), 2010-14