Research Scientist, Bureau of Nutritional Sciences
Dr. Marcia Cooper is a Research Scientist in the Bureau of Nutritional Sciences in the Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, a position she has held since April, 2007. Dr. Cooper has a BASc in Nutrition from Ryerson University and holds a MSc and PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Toronto. She did postdoctoral research in the area of iron bioavailability at Health Canada in the Bureau of Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Cooper is a registered dietitian and a member of Dietitians of Canada, the College of Dietitians of Ontario, the Canadian Nutrition Society and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dr. Cooper's research focus is in the area of Social Science Nutrition Research. She is currently conducting research related to supplemented foods, nutrition labelling, food iron bioavailability issues in the Canadian population, nutrition messages in the media , and developing and validating nutrition screening tools. In 2015, she became a Fellow of Dietitians of Canada.