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Leah CahillRD/PDt, PhD

Howard Webster Department of Medicine Research Chair, Assistant professor


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Department of Medicine , Department of Community Health and Epidemiology

Email: leah.cahill@dal.ca
Mailing Address: 
Centre for Clinical Research
5790 University Avenue
Suite 402
Halifax, NS, B3H 1V7
Research Topics:
  • nutrition
  • dietetics
  • dietary and genetic origins of cardiometabolic disease (cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity)
  • nutritional sciences and dietetics (in-patient, out-patient, and public health)
  • epidemiology and biostatistics
  • novel biomarkers
  • gene-environment interactions
  • eating habits including the timing and frequency of eating
  • patient-centered research, patient-oriented research



  • 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

  • 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