Malek Batal

Professeur agrégé et directeur de TRANSNUT
Département de nutrition, Faculté de Médecine Université de Montréal
Participates in 1 Session
   Malek Batal is professor of public health nutrition at the Department of Nutrition at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal. 

His research focuses on the environmental, social, economic and cultural determinants of food choice and their relationship to the health of individuals and the ecosystem in several populations, including First Nations in Canada where he is one of the principal investigators of the pan-Canadian
First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study that measures food intake and the risk of exposure to environmental contaminants in 100 on-reserve communities across the country. 

With funding from CIHR, he is undertaking a project with communities of the Okanagan Nation Alliance, assessing the impact on food quality, food security and health of a salmon rehabilitation project in the Okanagan water system. Internationally, he is involved in several projects, including one in Haiti on the nutritional health of mothers and their young children with a major 4-year funding from Global Affairs Canada. 

With IDRC funding, he is participating in a project assessing the impact of front of package food labelling and a grass root campaign on responsible consumption on diet quality and risk factors for chronic disease in Ecuador. 

With funding from SSHRC, he is involved in a project assessing the correlates of food security among Syrian refugees in Canada and has published on the dietary acculturation and ensuing nutrition transition among migrants to Canada. 

Since September 2014, he has been director of TRANSNUT, a research group at the University of Montreal with interest in the nutrition transition and related health outcomes.


Sessions in which Malek Batal participates

Friday November 2, 2018

9:30 AM
9:30 AM
Malek Batal
Département de nutrition, Faculté de Médecine Université de Montréal
Professeur agrégé et directeur de TRANSNUT
Louise Hénault-Éthier
Fondation David Suzuki
Chef des projets scientifiques — Science
Michel Nischan
Wholesome Wave
Founder & CEO
Elisa Levi
Centre for Studies in Food Security, Ryerson University
Certificate Instructor and Associate Researcher