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Catherine Mah

Memorial University Faculty of Medicine
Assistant Professor

Catherine L. Mah, MD FRCPC PhD leads 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 and policy action on environmental contexts for consumption. The mission of the Food Policy Lab is to establish the conditions for many sectors and disciplines to act as champions for promoting health, using food as a tool for dialogue, analysis, and engagement. Its aim is to learn from and scale the ingenuity of diverse food system stakeholders to create a supportive policy environment with integrated health, social, and economic priorities. Dr. Mah holds funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Health Canada, and the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development. She is Assistant Professor of Health Policy at Memorial University and is appointed at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She is a former member of the Toronto Food Policy Council and a founding member of the St. John’s Food Policy Council.