Jordie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences and International Development at the University of Guelph, where she developed a passion for the intersection of global health, nutrition, and food security. She then completed a Master of Science in Nutrition at the University of British Columbia. Living in Cambodia, she studied the effects of iron supplementation on iron status and gut inflammation in predominately non-anemic, non-pregnant women living in rural Cambodia. She was fortunate to work and learn alongside an incredibly skilled local team addressing malnutrition among the world’s most vulnerable while realizing the challenges of conducting clinical trials in resource-poor settings. More recently, she worked as the research coordinator at the Rural Health Services Research Network of BC, investigating and addressing issues relevant to equitable health provision in rural communities. Jordie is driven by a passion for health equity and nutrition science translation and believes that poverty, malnutrition, and lack of opportunities just because of where you are born are unacceptable when we know how to solve these problems.
Supporting SAL’s adolescent nutrition portfolio, reading and interpreting current nutrition findings, engaging stakeholders, grant writing, clinical trial management
- Core areas of interest:
Conducting and reporting on rigorous clinical research trials to best inform evidence-based policy and programs to ensure improved health, nutrition and well-being for women, adolescents and children in LMICs.
- Approach to work: supportive, task prioritization, context switching.
- Core areas of research: Adolescent nutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, anemia
- Core qualifications: Nutrition & Nutraceutical Sciences and International Development (BAS) Human Nutrition (MSc.)
- Past organizations: University of British Columbia: Department of Human Nutrition, Department of Family Practise, Vancouver, Canada; Helen Keller International, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Centre for Global Health Research, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
- Global footprint: Numerous academic publications, including systematic review and meta-analyses, in international nutrition and public health journals (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-