Daniel Sellen

Department of Nutritional Sciences


Research Interests
Impact pathway analysis of innovations to improve infant, child, maternal and household nutrition security globally, Identification of best approaches to protect, promote and support of healthiest breastfeeding, complementary feeding, diet diversity and gender-based practices to address maternal and child needs, Randomized trials of community-based mHealth and integrated nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions, Contemporary health implications of the evolution of human ecology and nutritional needs and adaptations

Professor Sellen is the director of the Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition at the University of Toronto. He is also a professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Nutritional Sciences, and in the Dalla School of Public Health. His research focus is implementation science to improve infant feeding practices and maternal and child nutrition security. His work also seeks to address the cause of mismatch between breastfeeding and complementary feeding recommendations and practice, and to understand the contemporary health implications of the evolution of human lactation biology (breastfeeding and complementary feeding).

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Director, Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition, University of Toronto
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Global Health, University of Toronto
Professor, Department of Anthropology and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto