Dr. Shannan M. Grant, RD, MSc, PhD, Certified Yoga Instructor. (She/Her/Hers)

Associate Professor and Registered Dietitian, Mount Saint Vincent University

Shannan M. Grant is a Scientist, Registered Dietitian (RD), Dietetic Educator and lifelong learner. The focus of her work is community-based and practice-based research, focused on applying diverse designs and methodologies to complete comprehensive needs assessments, develop and implement programs, and evaluate interventions. She has practiced as a dietitian and wellness professional in several practice settings, including ~20 years in clinical (including primary, acute care, inpatient and outpatient settings) and community nutrition (including rural, remote, and urban settings). She was a founding member of and core faculty for York University’s Health Coach Program, an internationally recognized program that trains allied healthcare professionals (including nurses, dietitians, dentists) in contemporary evidence-based counseling, conflict resolution, record keeping and modification communication techniques. This work was integral to her recognizing workplace safety as a modifiable risk factor to human health and wellness. A recipient of several awards for her contributions to patient care, communication and education (e.g. The Alumni Early Career Teaching Award [2021], Diabetes Canada Canadian Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group Award of Excellence [2020]), Shannan is a passionate believer that the best research and practice is done when we cultivate person-focused (all persons involved) environments.

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