Jordie Fischer

Masters Student

Department of Food, Nutrition and Health

Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Jordie graduated from The University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in April 2018, studying both Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences and International Development. This unique interdisciplinary study opportunity is what fostered her interest in international nutrition. She was a research student at SickKids Hospital in the Centre for Global Child Health where she researched the effects of the introduction of the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine on pneumococcal carriage in infants in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Currently, she is working towards her MSc. in Human Nutrition at The University of British Columbia, under the supervision of Dr. Karakochuk and has the exciting opportunity of living in Cambodia while conducting her research.

Her research interests include micronutrient deficiencies, maternal and child nutrition and global health. Her MSc. thesis project will examine the adverse effects of untargeted iron supplementation in populations where iron deficiency is not the cause of anemia in non-pregnant women of reproductive age. Follow along with her international nutrition work as she lives and researches in Cambodia:

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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