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Crystal Karakochuk

Assistant Professor

Department of Food, Nutrition and Health

Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Dr. Crystal Karakochuk’s research program focuses on the links of nutritional status and anemia, including the role of nutritional supplementation and of hemoglobinopathies in children, women, and families in Canada and globally.

Her research lab performs comprehensive measurement and interpretation of indicators of anemia (hematological and nutritional biomarkers) and genetic polymorphisms associated with hemoglobin in individuals, families, and populations. She also studies the benefits and potential harms of nutrition supplementation policies and programs designed to treat anemia, including untargeted iron and folic acid supplementation in women and children globally.

Research interests: anemia, nutrition, hematology, micronutrients