Biography | July 2017
Catherine L. Mah MD FRCPC PhD is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University.
She directs the Food Policy Lab, a multidisciplinary program of research in the policy and practice of public health, with a focus on health-promoting innovations in the food system. Her work integrates population health intervention research, policy science, and community action on environmental contexts for consumption. She has led food and nutrition issue analyses in four provinces in Canada and internationally, with collaborators in Canada, Japan, and Australia. In addition, she regularly contributes expertise to aligned health portfolios, including cancer prevention, immunization, municipal governance, food security, and regulatory aspects of the food supply.
Dr. Mah previously held fellowships at the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto, Kyoto University, Toronto Public Health, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She continues to hold an appointment at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Her current research focuses on strengthening data and policy options to negotiate dual aims in community nutrition and economic development, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, in collaboration with Health Canada and FLEdGE, a global research partnership on food and sustainability.
Healthy food for all [listen on SoundCloud]
Internet radio interview with Elling Lien for Food First NL | original air date October 28, 2015
Household food insecurity in Newfoundland and Labrador [download 2014 PROOF report]
Radio interview with Fred Hutton for VOCM Local News Now | December 14, 2015
A fresh take on local food policy [read via the Harris Centre]
Interview by Cathy Newhook for FaceForward | July 9, 2015
Healthy Corner Stores NL
Radio interview with Fred Hutton for VOCM Local News Now | June 30, 2015
St. John’s deemed a food swamp by experts [read The Overcast]
Piece on our Engage Memorial public workshop by Terri Coles in The Overcast | June 17, 2015
New food policy council in St. John’s will help create a stronger food system [read The Overcast]
By Amy Stoodley for The Overcast | June 2, 2015
Healthy corner stores initiative to benefit both business and community [read The Overcast]
By Erin Power for The Overcast | June 3, 2015
What's for lunch? A panel discussion on food [listen at Beyond the Headlines]
Podcast interview for Beyond the Headlines | May 5, 2013
Food insecurity: uncomfortable food truths
Profile by W. Roberts for CrossCurrents | Spring 2012
Visual Credits: Most event design and project logos by Perfect Day and Donderdag. Eatrip poster New People Entertainment. Photography by CL Mah and GW Schnitzler. Website by CL Mah on Squarespace, 2016 all rights reserved.