- Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Susan Whiting is Professor of Nutrition in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Whiting conducts research on dietary influences on bone health, effectiveness of nutrient supplements, vitamin D status, and food security. She is a member of several funded research teams including Scaling-up Pulse Innovations for Food and Nutrition Security in Southern Ethiopia (IDRC), Quality of Life in Long-term Care in Saskatchewan (SHRF), and Development of innovative therapeutic food products for treating malnutrition (Global Institute for Food Security). She is a member of the steering committee of the Canadian Health Measures Survey, the Scientific Advisory Board of Osteoporosis Canada, and the International Institute for Bone Health.
“Translating scientific evidence into guidelines is an important part of research. My interest in researching osteoporosis goes back almost 40 years. In the field of nutrition, one can see great progress has been made in understanding how diet affects bone health, yet everyday there is something new to consider. By providing succinct guidelines that are evidence-based, one can affect practice in a positive way”