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Ellen Vogel
RD, FDC, PhD

Associate Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences


Research topics

  • nutritional genomics
  • functional foods
  • chronic disease prevention
  • food security
  • food and nutrition policy
  • nutrition labelling
  • telecommuting
  • teaching and learning technologies

Research and expertise

  • Background and interests
    Dr. Ellen Vogel completed an undergraduate degree in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg in 1975; a Master of Health Education degree from the University of Manitoba in 1985; and a PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism from the University of Alberta 2001. In 2003, she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Office of the Chief Scientist at Health Canada. She is a fellow with Dietitians of Canada; a past chair of the Dietitians of Canada's Board of Directors; and the recipient of numerous awards for leadership and innovation in dietetic practice. She is a founding faculty member at UOIT, having arrived in 2002. In 2010, she was awarded a university-wide peer recognition award for teaching excellence.
  • Publications
    • Coffey, S., Muirhead, B., Vogel, E., Graham, L., De La Rocha, A., Bignell, B. (2014). Second year collaborative nursing students' iPad trial. INTED 2014: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain (March 10 to 12, 2014).
    • Vogel, E, Miller, A, and Vaillancourt, C (in process - to be printed in 2012). Editor: Nutrition Assessment and Nursing Practice (Chapter 11). In Medical-Surgical Nursing. Second Canadian Edition. Lewis et al. Toronto, Ontario: Elsevier.
    • Vogel, E, Vaillancourt, C, and Miller, A (in process - to be printed in 2012). Chapter editor: Nutritional Assessment. In Physical Examination and Health Assessment. First Canadian Edition. Jarvis, Canadian edition. Toronto, Ontario: Elsevier.
    • Tashiro, J, Byrne, C, Kitchen, L, Vogel, E, and Bianco, C (2011). The Development of Competencies in Interprofessional Health Care for use in Health Science Educational Programs. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 2(1), 63-82.
  • Research collaborators
    • Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR)
    • Community-University Research Alliances (CURA)
    • Healthforce Ontario
    • Pan American Health Organization
    • Public Health Agency of Canada
    • The Centrum Foundation
  • Courses taught

    Courses taught (past and present) at the undergraduate level:

    • Nutrition for Nursing Practice
    • Promoting Health and Wellness in the Community
    • Promoting Health and Wellness in the Community (online)
    • Research Practicum I (co-ordinator)
    • Research Practicum II (co-ordinator)
  • Graduate student research
    • Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) supervisor for Salma Bham (2009 to 2011) – The Shift from “Muffins” to Mangoes: Child, Family, and Organizational Impacts of an After-School Snack Program.
    • MHSc supervisor for Andrea Miller (2009 to 2011) – An In-depth Analysis of the Workforce Characteristics of Registered Dietitians in Ontario.
    • MHSc supervisor for Christina Vaillancourt (2009 to 2011) – “Walking the Talk” in the Integration of Chronic Disease  Prevention and Management. Dietitians’ Perspectives Regarding Diabetes Management in Adult Peritoneal Dialysis Programs in Ontario. 
  • Grants
    • ONCAT funding: Research related to post-secondary mobility: Expanded Collaborative Evaluation of Student Performance, Experience, and Outcomes in RPN to RN Bridging Education. Coffey et al (Co-investigator).
      • 2013 to 2014, $262,183
    • Three-Partner Collaborative Evaluation of Student Transition, Performance, Experience, and Outcomes in PN-BScN Bridging Education. Coffey et al (Co-investigator).
      • 2011 to 2012, $161,625
    • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation: Support Grants Competition – Post-doctoral Trainee Grant. Williams et al (Co-investigator).
      • 2011 to 2012, $48,000
    • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation: Development/Innovation Grant Competition. Williams et al (Co-Investigator). Building Capacity for Ongoing Change: Evaluation of the Nova Scotia Participatory Food Costing Project (2002 to 2012).
      • 2011 to 2012, $15,000
    • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). Gamble, B, Bourgeault, I, Deber, R, McBride, N and Vogel, E. Quality and Safety: Canada’s Medical Laboratory Sector.
      • 2010 to 2011, $15,000
  • Education
    • Undergraduate degree in Foods and Nutrition, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 1975
    • Master of Health Education, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 1985
    • PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 2001
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