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Dr Diana Mager, PhD, MSc, RD

Dr Diana Mager PhD MSc RD is a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Alberta in Edmonton Alberta Canada.  Dr Mager is a pediatric dietitian by training with extensive clinical experience in children with gastrointestinal and liver diseases as a dietitian.  She was a nutrition support dietitian at The Hospital for Sick Children for over 12 years.  During this time she was actively involved in the Home TPN program and pursued ongoing doctoral and post-doctoral training in hepatology and clinical nutrition.  She obtained her doctoral degree at the University of Toronto in 2004 where she examined branched chain amino acid requirements in infants and children with cholestatic liver diseases pre-and-post liver transplantation in the Department of Nutritional Science and then went on to pursue post-doctoral training in the area of nutrition and metabolism in children and adolescents with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.  Upon completion of her clinical and academic training Dr Mager moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 2007 where she took up an academic position as a Clinician Scientist in the Departments of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences. Currently, her research program examines the contribution of dietary intake to oxidative stress and inflammation and body composition in children with gastrointestinal and liver diseases within the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.  Dr Mager has trained several dietitians and other members of the interdisciplinary health care team in clinical nutrition research in the area of pediatric gastrointestinal and liver diseases and food allergies.  Her strong knowledge in this area and nutrition support is also translated to her undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities where she also teaches clinical nutrition support to all dietetic trainees within the dietetics curriculum at the University of Alberta.  Mager has published extensively in the area of dietary intake, vitamin D and body composition in children and adults with chronic gastrointestinal, liver and renal diseases.