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Megan Racey, PhD

Megan is passionate about knowledge transfer in nutrition and innovations in public health and the food-consumer interface. She is interested in bridging consumers, industry, and academia to create unique collaborations and a shared understanding in order to improve and optimize human health. With an interdisciplinary background, Megan has extensive experience in both quantitative and qualitative research including community-based interventions. Through her industry experience with various agri-food and public health stakeholders, Megan also has experience synthesizing and evaluating research and research programs, conducting interviews and focus groups, planning workshops with diverse stakeholders, and managing a range of agri-food projects.

Megan completed her PhD at the University of Guelph in the department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences. Her research focused on knowledge transfer and translation and its impact on sharing research in the field of human nutrition. Megan earned her BSc and MSc in the Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences programs at the University of Guelph, where she was heavily involved as an undergraduate and graduate student in activities such as community-engagement and experiential learning. Her interdisciplinary formal training, along with her consumer and public engagement, gives Megan a unique combination and understanding of the implications for research, community, and industry to work together to impact human health.