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Contributors and Researchers

Meet some of the people who are behind the scenes that the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation supports. These passionate individuals are working hard to help us better understand what happens in our digestive tracts. The CDHF provides funding to Canadian researchers which supports the discovery and development of new prevention strategies, faster and more accurate diagnoses and, more effective treatments. This section highlights the excellent work of some of the researchers and projects the CDHF has supported.


CDHF-IMAGINE SPOR collaborative research projects.

The IMAGINE (Inflammation, Microbiome, and Alimentation: Gastro-Intestinal and Neuropsychiatric Effects) Chronic Disease Network involves 17 hospitals/universities and 75 researchers across Canada who will study the interactions between the inflammation, microbiome, diet and mental health in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The IMAGINE Network is one of five chronic disease networks in the SPOR (Strategy for Patient Oriented Research) initiative of CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research). Learn more about IMAGINE SPOR.

Dr. Stephen J. Vanner

Premysl Bercik

Current Contributors

Kristina Campbell, M.Sc.

Amy Chow, RD

Andrea Hardy, RD

Rosanna Lee, RD

Amanda Li, RD

Dr. Maitreyi Raman 

Simon Spichak, M.Sc

Lisa Spriet, RD, NutriProCan Dietitians

Dr. Selena Colarossi

Marwah Saeed, BSc

Dr. Amber Cohen

Madelaine Morrish, RD

Marlee Hamilton, RD

Keren Reiser, RD

Beth Nanson, RD

Sarah Glinski, RD

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