Dr. Russell De Souza RD, ScD

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Russell De Souza Dr.
Associate Investigator

Current Positions

  • Associate Investigator, PHRI
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact
  • Assistant Professor (Status-only), Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto


Dr. de Souza is a registered dietitian and nutritional epidemiologist. He received his doctoral degree in nutritional epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed post-doctoral training in systematic reviews and randomized trial methodology jointly at McMaster University and St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto). His work focuses on dietary factors that influence chronic disease throughout the lifespan, with a particular interest in macronutrients, dietary patterns and cardiosvascular disease.

Research Interests

Dr. de Souza is exploring the role of foods, nutrients, and dietary patterns on chronic disease risk, notably cardiovascular disease. He works on randomized trials, cohort studies, and systematic review and meta-analyses in these areas.

Publications are listed in chronological order by descending date. Link takes user to pubMed for publication details.