Our Team


Stéphanie Chevalier, RD, PhD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Chevalier is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Nutrition and an Associate Member of the Department of Medicine at McGill University. Her research studies the processes that lead to the loss of muscle mass and strength with aging, and other conditions such as cancer, viral pandemics and diabetes, that may interfere with normal functioning. She aims to understand which dietary factors, dietary patterns or supplements can help maintain muscle health and function.


Anne-Sophie Brazeau, RD, PhD

Co-Investigator

Dr. Brazeau is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of Dietetic Education and Practice in the School of Human Nutrition at McGill University. Her research focuses on health behaviours such as eating habits, physical activity and their relations with the development and management of chronic disease. 


Anne-Julie Tessier, RD, PhD (c)

Co-Investigator

Anne-Julie is a registered dietitian and PhD candidate in Human Nutrition at McGill University. Her research focuses on nutritional epidemiology, more specifically the interplay between nutrition, muscle mass, physical performance and cognitive function in aging. Her interest is also toward dietary assessment. She is the cofounder of Keenoa, an intelligent food diary available for dietitians and nutrition researchers. Their mission is to create cutting-edge technologies to elevate the dietetics practice and nutrition research.


Audrey Moyen, RD

Study Coordinator

Audrey is a registered dietitian and Master’s student in dietetics and human nutrition at McGill University. Her research interests include the optimization of muscle mass and physical performance through nutrition, dietary assessment, and understanding the role of different nutrients, foods and eating habits on muscle mass, exercise performance and overall health.

Email me: covidiet@gmail.com


Claire Lawson, B.Sc.

Research trainee

Claire is a second year Master’s student in Human Nutrition at McGill University. Her research focuses on understanding muscle changes experienced by surgical cancer patients, as well as using prehabilitation to optimize nutritional status and surgical recovery in patients with cancer.


Chloé Fleurent-Grégoire

Research trainee

Chloe is a student-athlete in the Dietetics program with a Kinesiology minor at McGill University. Her research interests include the optimization of muscle mass and function through nutrition. She wishes to gain knowledge and more experience in the research domain in hopes of pursuing a Master’s in Human Nutrition after finishing her bachelor’s degree.


Aviva Rappaport, M.Sc.

Research trainee

Aviva completed her M.Sc. at the University of British Columbia. Upon completion, she worked as a consultant with SPRING Nutrition and as a research assistant at Centre for Global Child Health at The Hospital for Sick Children. She is currently a dietetics student in the School of Human Nutrition at McGill University. Her research interests include iron deficiency and anemia, measurement of nutritional biomarkers, and dietary assessment. 


Sophie Lalonde-Bester

Research trainee

Sophie is a 4th year undergraduate student in Dietetics at McGill University. She is interested in studying the effects of diet on chronic disease and the means by which nutrition can support Canadians in achieving healthy lifestyles. She is also greatly looking forward to her upcoming clinical nutrition internships.


Kristen Sunstrum

Research trainee

Kristen is a 5th year dietetics student at McGill University. She is interested in nutrition communications, and is passionate about how translating nutritional science can contribute to a healthier population. She also works as a Dietetics Practice Development Advisor at Keenoa, an intelligent food diary designed for dietitians and nutrition researchers.


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