Meghan Azad

Assistant Professor @ University of Manitoba

Dr. Meghan Azad, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Pediatrics & Child Health at the University of Manitoba; Research Scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Population Health Pillar co-Lead for the Manitoba Developmental Origins of Chronic Diseases in Children Network (DEVOTION). She is also co-leader of the Manitoba site of the CHILD Study and chairs the CHILD Study KMb Stakeholder Advisory Committee.

Dr. Azad’s present research focuses on the developmental origins of chronic disease, including asthma, allergies, obesity and diabetes, with a particular interest in maternal nutrition, infant feeding and human milk composition. She has dual expertise in molecular biology and epidemiology, and her research program incorporates administrative database studies, human birth cohorts, and collaboration with basic scientists to establish animal models and explore biological mechanisms.