Jennifer Jamieson

Jennifer Jamieson

Associate Professor
434
J. Bruce Brown Hall
(902) 867-5568

Degree: MSc., PhD

Background:
Jen Jamieson obtained her PhD in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at McGill University where she developed skills and expertise in population health assessment, dietary assessment, iron metabolism and epidemiological analyses. She was part of the Inuit Health Survey research team, collecting health and nutrition data from 36 Inuit communities across the Canadian Arctic. In particular, she studied associations between diet, inflammation, iron status, and anemia. Dr. Jamieson’s current research interests include: understanding the determinants of nutritional status  (e.g. inflammation, exercise, restrictive diets), especially with respect to iron and folate status; improving tools used in nutrition assessment (e.g. disease-specific diet assessment tools and novel dietary pattern analyses); with the aim of employing these new tools in better understanding key determinants of health in populations.

Teaching

  • HNU 351 Nutritional Assessment & Lab
  • HNU 491/493 Honours & Advanced Major Coordinator

Recent publications

Kenny, TA, Hu, XF, Jamieson, JA, Kuhnlein, HV, Wesche, SD, Chan, HM. (2019) Potential impact of restricted caribou (Rangifer tarandus) consumption on anemia prevalence among Inuit adults in northern Canada. BMC Nutrition 5:30, in press. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-019-0292-9

Jamieson, JA, Gougeon, L. (2019) Adults following a gluten-free diet report little dietary guidance in a pilot survey exploring relationships between dietary knowledge, management, and adherence in Nova Scotia, Canada. Nutrition Research, 66:107-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nutres.2019.02.005

Jamieson, JA, Weir, M, Gougeon, L. (2018) Canadian packaged gluten-free foods are less nutritious than their regular gluten-containing counterparts.  PeerJ 6:e5875. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5875

Reynolds E, Johnson C, Jamieson JA, Mawhinney H (2018) Prevalence and Correlates of Food Insecurity among Students Attending a Small, Rural Canadian University. Cdn J Diet Pract Res 79(3): 125-128. https://doi.org/10.3148/cjdpr-2018-004.
 
Jamieson JA, Gougeon L (2017) Gluten-free foods in rural Maritime Provinces: limited availability, high price, and low iron content. Cdn J Diet Pract Res. 78(4):192-196. https://doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2017-020.
 
Jamieson JA, Weiler HA, Kuhnlein HV & Egeland GM (2016) Prevalence of unexplained anemia in Inuit men and Inuit post-menopausal women in Northern Labrador: International Polar Year Inuit Health Survey. Can J Public Health, 107(1). https://doi: 10.17269/cjph.107.5173.

Dietitians of Canada. Hemochromatosis/Haemochromatosis Background. In: PEN: Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition ®. March-22-2015. Available from: http://www.pennutrition.com. Access only by subscription. Author: Jamieson, JA. Student contributors: Barry A, Cleveland T, DeCoste S, Lee J, MacDonald AT, Stanford K, Negus K, Ramsay M, Reeves R, Woodrow B.

Jamieson JA, Kuhnlein HV, Weiler HA & Egeland GM (2013) Higher n3-fatty acid status is associated with lower risk of iron depletion among food insecure Canadian Inuit women. BMC Public Health 13:289-7. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-289.

Jamieson JA, Weiler HA, Kuhnlein HV & Egeland GM (2012) Traditional food intake is correlated with iron stores in Canadian Inuit men. J Nutr 142(4):764-70. doi: 10.3945/jn.111.140475.

Jamieson JA & Kuhnlein HV (2008) The paradox of anemia with high meat intake: A review of the multifactorial etiology of anemia in the Inuit of North America. Nutr Rev 66(5):256-71. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2008.00030.x.

 

Research Interests

  • Understanding determinants of nutritional status (e.g. inflammation, exercise, restrictive diets)
  • Nutritional assessment method development (e.g. condition-specific assessment tools)
  • Dietary pattern analysis

My current research interests include: understanding the determinants of nutritional status  (e.g. inflammation, exercise, restrictive diets), especially with respect to iron and folate status; improving tools used in nutrition assessment (e.g. disease-specific diet assessment tools and novel dietary pattern analyses); with the aim of employing these new tools in better understanding key determinants of health in populations.

Follow me on Research Gate, Google Scholar or connect with me on LinkedIn.

Current Research Projects:

To what extent do Exercise-Associated Gastrointestinal Symptoms affect the training and performance of Student Athletes? An exploratory needs assessment survey. Principal Investigator: Jen Jamieson. Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Ruth Harvie. Research Assitant: Olivia Malone, BSc HNU Honours Candidate. For more information please see: http://www2.mystfx.ca/human-nutrition/gi-study

Development of a gluten-free food frequency questionnaire. Principal Investigator: Jen Jamieson. Research Assitant: Kelsey Gill, BSc HNU Honours Candidate

Determining the folate content of gluten-free flours and foods. Principal Investigators: Jen Jamieson & Dr. Marcia English. Research student opportunities available.

Adhering to a gluten-free diet in Nova Scotia: Exploring nutritional quality and the role of food literacy.  A pilot project funded by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation. Principal Investigator: Jen Jamieson. Co-Principal Investigator: Laura Gougeon.  For more information see: http://www2.mystfx.ca/human-nutrition/gfstudy. Follow us on facebook at: www.facebook.com/GlutenFreeStudy/ or twitter @GlutenFreeStudy

Student Research Projects

Undergraduate Honours Student Theses: