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Alexa Ferdinands


Alexa Ferdinands

Assistant Professor, Health & Nutrition

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I am a public health nutrition researcher and dietitian. I am broadly interested in promoting equitable food environments, which exist when our physical, communication, economic, social, and political environments provide everyone with reliable, barrier-free access to the high-quality foods that they need and want. I particularly enjoy working with youth and using community-based and qualitative research approaches to study public health issues.

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Research interests

  • Food environments
  • Weight stigma
  • Food insecurity
  • Rural health
  • Qualitative methods
  • Community-based research approaches

Educational credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition, and Health, University of British Columbia
  • PhD in Health Promotion and Socio-behavioural Sciences, University of Alberta
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Alberta

Professional affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
  • College of Dietitians of Alberta