Researcher

    Cynthia Colapinto , Ph.D.

    cynthia.colapinto@gmail.com
    Cynthia Colapinto
    Address
    CHUSJ

    Research Project Title

    Nutritional determinants of abnormal fetal growth in the IRNPQEO 3D cohort.

    University Program

    Obstetrics-Gynecology

    Education

    • PhD Population Health, University of Ottawa, 2013
    • Diploma in Health Services and Policy Research, Ontario Training Centre in Health Services and Policy Research, 2013
    • MSc Applied Human Nutrition, Mount Saint Vincent University, 2004
    • BSc Nutrition, Acadia University, 2001
    • BSc (Hon Psychology), McMaster University, 1999

    Research Interests

    • Nutritional epidemiology
    • Maternal and infant health,
    • Population health

    Awards and Distinctions

    • Post-doctoral fellowship, Quebec Training Network in Perinatal Research, 2013-2015
    • Graduate student award, Dietitians of Canada, 2010
    • Tom Symons Fellowship, Statistics Canada, 2009-2010
    • Health Professionals Fellowship, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, 2008-2013
    • Excellence Scholarship, University of Ottawa, 2008-2013
    • Masters award, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, 2003-2004

    Presentations

    • Colapinto CK, Tremblay MS, Aufreiter S, Bushnik T, Pfeiffer CM, O’Connor DL. A comparison of American and Canadian RBC folate concentrations. Experimental Biology, Boston, MA, 2013.
    • Aufreiter S, Colapinto CK, Tremblay MS, Bushnik T, Pfeiffer CM, O’Connor DL. Comparison study between RBC folate measured by microbiologic assay and Immulite 2000 immunoassay. Experimental Biology, Boston, MA, 2013.
    • Hartman BA, Colapinto CK, Hanley AJ, Aufreiter S, Tremblay MS, O’Connor DL. A comprehensive list of sociodemographic, dietary and lifestyle factors has limited predictive power in determining RBC folate concentrations maximally protective against neural tube defects. Experimental Biology, Boston, MA, 2013.
    • Colapinto CK, O’Connor DL, Dubois L, Tremblay MS. Determinants of high folate concentration in the Canadian Population. World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, UK, 2011.
    • Colapinto CK, O’Connor DL, Dubois L, Tremblay MS. Determinants of folate concentration in Canadian women of childbearing age. World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, UK, 2011.
    • Colapinto CK, O’Connor DL, Tremblay MS. Folate status of the population in the Canadian Health Measures Survey. Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research Annual Conference, Halifax, NS, 2011.
    • Colapinto CK, O’Connor DL, Dubois L, Tremblay MS. Examining the folate status of Canadians. Canadian Public Health Association Centennial Conference, Toronto, ON, 2010.

    Selected Publications

    • Colapinto CK, O'Connor DL, Dubois L, Tremblay MS. Prevalence and correlates of folic acid supplement use in Canada. Health Reports. 2012;23(2):39-44.
    • http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2012002/article/11677-eng.pdf
    • Colapinto CK, O’Connor DL, Dubois L, Tremblay MS. Folic acid supplement use is the most significant predictor of folate concentrations in Canadian women of childbearing age. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 2012;37(2):284-92.
    • http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/h11-161
    • Colapinto CK, O’Connor DL, Tremblay MS. Folate status of the population in the Canadian Health Measures Survey. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2011; 183(2):E100-106.
    • http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2010/12/13/cmaj.100568.1.full.pdf+html
    • Colapinto CK, Malaviarachchi D. Paint Your Plate: Effectiveness of interactive point-of-purchase displays as part of a fruit & vegetable promotion campaign. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. 2009;70:66-71.
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