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Dr. G. Harvey Anderson

Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto

Phone: 416-9781832


Dr. G. Harvey Anderson is Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.  He is Director of the University-Industry Program in Food Safety, Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs (PFSNRA) and  Executive Director of the Child Centre for Nutrition and Health.  He has served the University as Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Dean and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Medicine, Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences and as an elected member of the University Governing Council. His advocacy for university, industry and government partnerships in developing food and nutrition solutions is shown by his leadership in the formation of the Canadian National Institute of Nutrition, the University of Toronto’s PFSNRA and Child Center for Nutrition, Health and Development, and  as a longtime member and Chair of the Board of the International Life Sciences Institute, Washington, D.C. Dr. Anderson has held academic appointments at many Chinese universities where he led the development of an academic program in clinical and public health nutrition at Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou. His research on protein and amino acid metabolism, food selection and intake regulation, diet and behavior, infant nutrition, total parenteral nutrition, and diet and chronic disease (with emphasis on sugars and proteins), has led to over 350 publications and the training of more than 100 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. His research has received continuous peer-reviewed grant support since 1970 and has served on many Canadian and International grant committees.  He has served as a consultant to many food and drug companies and established as well as served on advisory groups for the food industry. He has received many awards for his research, mentorship and leadership in nutrition and is a Fellow of the American Society of Nutrition.