Hélène Delisle PHOTOHélène Delisle is professor at the Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, since 1985. She obtained a Master’s degree in Nutrition at McGill University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Sciences at University of Montréal. She also trained in Law as well as in International Management.

Her current research work is primarily focused on the nutrition transition in developing countries and the double burden of ‘undernutrition’ and ‘overnutrition’. She is head of TRANSNUT (for nutrition transition), a WHO Collaborating Centre since 2003 which is comprised of 10 researchers from the Department of Nutrition and other units of University of Montréal. She is currently in charge of a CIDA-funded university partnership project in West Africa on the double burden of malnutrition, with the aim of strengthening training, research and advocacy capacity to address the issue (2008-2014).


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