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Associate Professor, School of Human Nutrition, McGill University

Dr. Daiva Nielsen is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Nutrition (SHN) and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is also the Scientific Director of the SHN’s Clinical Nutrition Research Unit. Her research program evaluates complex biobehavioural contributors to eating behaviour, combining epidemiological and experimental approaches. Dr. Nielsen’s lab evaluated food procurement and eating behaviour over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic in the province of Quebec. She is regularly interviewed by local and national media groups for her expertise in nutrition, behaviour, and health.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition, McGill University


  • 2015 
    University of Toronto, PhD / Nutritional Sciences