Dr. Miyoung Suh, Co-Principal Investigator
University of Manitoba
Dr. Suh is a professor at the University of Manitoba and Principal Investigator in the Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders and Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, Winnipeg. Dr. Suh is a trained Clinical Dietitian and a nutrition lead of the Canada Israel International Fetal Alcohol Consortium, a global leadership initiative focused on reducing the impact of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder through perinatal nutrition strategies. She also serves as a scientific health research liaison for the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) in Manitoba through the Beatrice Wilson Health Centre. In OCN, a Smart Vertical Farm was established to improve access to affordable and nutritious food including functional vegetables to prevent or reduce the kinds of chronic disease encountered in Northern Manitoba, with a particular focus on diabetes.