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Dr. Natalie Riediger -Biography

Dr. Natalie Riediger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research. She completed her PhD in the Dept of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba in February 2015 earning her the Governor General Gold Medal. Dr. Riediger’s research interests include indigenous health, community-based participatory research, community nutrition, diabetes and cardiovascular epidemiology, and nutritional epidemiology. She has been involved with the research team in Sandy Bay First Nation since 2009 on a number of projects. After getting to know community team members through these projects as well as her doctoral thesis work, Dr. Riediger led a large, mixed method, Nutrition Study in 2012 to explore factors impacting nutritional status as well as how it relates to health. She also maintains collaborations with researchers in Indigenous health in Australia initiated and funded through a CIHR Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement in 2011. 

2015    PhD     University of Manitoba, Community Health Sciences
2008    MSc    University of Manitoba, Human Nutritional Sciences
2006    BSc    University of Manitoba, Human Nutritional Sciences

Area of specialization:
Indigenous health, diabetes epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, community nutrition, community-based participatory research

Selected awards:
2015 Governor Generals Award
2014 E.L. Drewry Memorial Award

Dr. Natalie Riediger
Assistant Professor

Dept Community Health Sciences
750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB  R3E 0W3 Canada

Phone: 204-480-1323
Fax: 204-789-3905
E-mail: Natalie.Riediger@umanitoba.ca