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Tina Moffat

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Faculty of Social Sciences
905.525.9140 ext. 23906

Tina Moffat's main area of interest is child health and nutrition and environmental health as it pertains to urban ecosystems. Her research perspectives are grounded in biocultural and political-economic approaches. Her main geographic areas of focus are South Asia and Canada.

One of Moffat's current research interests is childhood obesity. In 2001-2004 she conducted a SSHRC-funded research study called the nutrition project in the City of Hamilton. The project investigated the effects of socially and economically contrasting neighbourhoods on children’s body size, diet and physical activity. Her current research examines dietary change among immigrants including a focus on Vitamin D deficiency, and its health effects on new Canadian mothers, infants and children.

View profile on the Department of Anthropology website