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Paula Littlejohn

PhD Student

University of British Columbia

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Faculty of Medicine

Paula is currently a PhD candidate in the Finlay Lab where her research focus is on understanding the impact of early life micronutrient deficiency on the gut microbiome, host and the double burden of malnutrition. She holds both a bachelor’s degree in Biobehavioral health from the Pennsylvania State University and a masters’ in Social and Behavioral Science & Health Education and a graduate certificate in Maternal & Child Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her masters’ research project was focused on a novel dietary and lifestyle intervention for people with schizophrenia (ACHIEVE Study). Her research experience also includes nutrigenomics and 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry working on various phase II-IV clinical trials.