On extended leave until December 31st, 2015
Dia Sanou is a public health nutritionist and assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences. He received a Ph.D. in Nutrition from Laval University and completed his postdoctoral training in aboriginal health at the University of Alberta. A graduate from the University of Ouagadougou (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), Professor Sanou also holds a Certificate in information technology and nutrition from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He also worked overseas for the National Public Health Laboratory and the National Nutrition Center in Burkina Faso and he is still collaborating with international organization and governmental agencies in Francophone West Africa to improve nutrition policies and programs. Dr Sanou is also an adjunct professor in nutrition at Laval University.
Professor Sanou’s research uses participation action research to understand and improve the nutritional health of children and youth from disadvantaged communities in global context. He is working on : i) environmental determinants of child and youth nutritional health particularly food insecurity and related coping mechanisms among immigrants families in Canada, Western Burkina Faso (West Africa) and rural Haiti (Caribbean); ii) impact of acculturation on dietary habits and nutritional health, and iii) multisectoral approach and effectiveness of public health nutrition policies and programs in developing countries.
|2009||Postdoctoral studies||Community nutrition & aboriginal health research||University of Alberta, AB|
|2008||Ph.D.||Nutrition||Laval University, QC|
|2000||M.Sc.||Biochemistry & microbiology||University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso|
|1998||Honours B.Sc.||Human nutrition & food technology||University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso|