Book Chapters

Vatanparast, H., Nisbet, C., & Patil, R. (2017). Food security and nutritional health of newcomer children. Handbook of Famine, Starvation, and Nutrient Deprivation. Springer International Publishing.

Whiting, S.J., Vatanparast, H., & Calvo, M.S. (2017). Current understanding of vitamin D metabolism, nutrition status, and role in disease prevention. In A.M. Coulston, C.J. Boushey, M.G. Ferruzzi and L.M. Delahanty. (Ed.), Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease (pp. 937-963), London EC2Y 5AS, United Kingdom Academic press.

Selected Papers in Refereed Journals 2015-2019

*Vatanparast, H., Islam, N., Shafiee, M., & Whiting, S. Vitamin D intake from supplemental sources but not from food sources has increased in the Canadian population over time. The Journal of Nutrition. doi: nxz291

Barbour-Tuck, E.N., Erlandson, M.C., Sherar, L.B., Eisenmann, J.C., Muhajarine, N., Foulds, H., Vatanparast, H., Nisbet, C., Kontulainen, S., & *Baxter-Jones, A.D.G. (2019). Relationship between trajectories of trunk fat development in emerging adulthood and cardiometabolic risk at 36 years of age. Obesity, doi: 10.1002/oby.22576

Hosseini, S.H., Jones, J.M., & *Vatanparast, H. (2019). Association between grain intake, nutrient intake, and diet quality of Canadians: Evidence from the Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition 2015. Nutrients, 11(8), doi: 10.3390/nu11081937

Lane, G., Nisbet, C., & *Vatanparast, H. (2019). Dietary habits of newcomer children in Canada. Public Health Nutrition, 22(17)3151-62. doi: 10.1017/S1368980019001964

Hosseini, Z., Whiting, S.J., & *Vatanparast, H. (2019). Type 2 diabetes prevalence among Canadian adults-dietary habits and sociodemographic risk factors. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism Journal, 6, doi: 10.1139/apnm-2018-0567

Lane, G., Nisbet, C., & *Vatanparast, H. (2019). Food insecurity and nutritional risk among Canadian newcomer children in Saskatchewan. Nutrients, 11(8), doi: 10.3390/nu11081744

*Vatanparast, H., Islam, N., Prakash Patil, R., Shamloo, A., Keshavarz, P., Smith, J., & Whiting, S. (2019). Consumption of yogurt in Canada and its contribution to nutrient intake and diet quality among Canadians. Nutrients, 11(6), doi:10.3390/nu11061203

*Vatanparast, H., Islam, N., Prakash Patil, R., Shafiee, M., Smith, J., & Whiting, S. (2019). Snack Consumption Patterns among Canadians. Nutrients, 11(5), doi:10.3390/nu11051152

*Vatanparast, H., Islam, N., Prakash Patil, R., Shamloo, A., Keshavarz, P., Smith, J., Manh Chu, L., & Whiting, S. (2019). Consumption of Ready-to-Eat cereal in Canada and its contribution to nutrient intake and nutrient density among Canadians. Nutrients, 11(5), doi:10.3390/nu11051009

Lane, G., Nisbet, C., Whiting, S.J., & *Vatanparast, H. (2019). Canadian newcomer children’s bone health and vitamin D status. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2018-0705

Khakpour, M., Iqbal, R., GhulamHussain, N., Engler-Stringer, R., Koç, M., Garcea, J., Farag, M., Henry, C., & *Vatanparast, H. (2019). Facilitators and barriers toward food security of Afghan refugees residing in Karachi, Pakistan. Ecology of Food and Nutrition. doi: 10.1080/03670244.2019.1598982

Hosseini, S.H., Papanikolaou, Y., Islam, N., Patil, R., Shamloo, A., & *Vatanparast, H. (2019). Consumption Patterns of Grain-Based Foods among Adults in Canada: Evidence from Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition 2015. Nutrients, 11(4), doi:10.3390/nu11040784

Hosseini, S.H., Papanikolaou, Y., Islam, N., Patil, R., Shamloo, A., & *Vatanparast, H. (2019). Consumption patterns of grain-based foods among children and adolescents in Canada: evidence from Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition 2015. Nutrients, 11(3), doi: 10.3390/nu11030623

Hosseini, Z., Whiting, S.J., & *Vatanparast, H. (2019). Canadians dietary intake from 2007 to 2011 and across different sociodemographic/lifestyle factors using the Canadian Health Measures Survey cycles 1 and 2. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/2831969

Lawlor, M.R., Weaver, C.M., Craig, B.A., Whiting, S.J., Baxter-Jones, A.D.G., Vatanparast, H., & McCabe, G.P. (2018). Peak BMC growth and calcium requirements for children. In Weaver, C.M., Bischoff-Ferrari, H., Daly, R.M., & Wong, M.-S. (Eds.), Nutritional Influences on Bone Health: 10th International Symposium (pp. 37-44). Springer Nature: Cham, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98464-3

Hosseini, Z., Whiting, S.J., & *Vatanparast, H. (2018). Canadians dietary intake from 2007-2011 and across different sociodemographic/lifestyle factors using the Canadian Health Measures Survey Cycles 1&2. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism.

Mehdizadeh, A., Shafiee, M., Khadem-Rezaiyan, M., Sardar, M.A., Vatanparast, H., Rose, E., Rajabzadeh, M., & Nematy, M. (2018). Evidence for the validity of the Children’s Attraction to Physical Activity (CAPA) scale in Iranian preschool children. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2018.10.021

Lane, G., Farag, M., White, J., Nisbet, C., & *Vatanparast, H. (2018). Chronic health disparities among refugee and immigrant children in Canada. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism. 43, 1043-1058. dx.doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2017-0407

*Mazidi, M., Vatanparast, H., Katsiki, N., & Banach, M. (2018). The impact of nuts consumption on glucose/insulin homeostasis and inflammation markers mediated by adiposity factors among American adults. Oncotarget, 9:31173-31186.

Mirhosseini, N., Vatanparast, H., Mazidi, M., & *Kimball, S.M. (2018). Vitamin D supplementation, glycemic control and insulin resistance in prediabetics: A meta-analysis. Journal of the Endocrine Society, 2(7) 687-709. doi: 10.1210/js.2017-00472

Omer, A., Mulualem, D., Classen, H., Vatanparast, H., & *Whiting, S.J. (2018). A community poultry intervention to promote egg and eggshell powder consumption by young children in Halaba Special Woreda, SNNPR, Ethiopia. Journal of Agricultural Science, 10(5), 1. doi:10.5539/jas.v10n5p1

Shafiee, M., Ahmadnezhad, M., Tayefi, M., Arekhi, S., Vatanparast, H., Esmaeili, H., Moohebati, M., Ferns, G.A., & Mokhber, N. (2018). Depression and anxiety symptoms are associated with prooxidant-antioxidant balance: A population-based study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 238, 491-498.

Mazidi, M., Kengne, A.P., & Vatanparast, H. (2018). Association of dietary patterns of American adults with bone mineral density and fracture. Public Health Nutrition. doi: 10.1017/S1368980018000939

Finch, S.L., Rosenberg, A.M., & Vatanparast, H. (2018). Vitamin D and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Pediatric Rheumatology, 16. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0250-0.

Vatanparast, H., Shahabi, F., Bahramian, A., Javadi, A. & Miller, R. (2018). The role of electrostatic repulsion on increasing surface activity of anionic surfactants in the presence of hydrophilic silica nanoparticles. Scientific Reports, 8. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-25493-7

Lane, F., Farag, M., White, J., Nisbet, C., & Vatanparast, H. (2018). Chronic health disparities among refugee and immigrant children in Canada. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2017-0407

Mazidi, M. & Vatanparast, H. (2018). Serum trans-fatty acids level are positively associated with lower food security among american adults. Nutrition & Diabetes, 8(17).

Ward, S., Froehlich Chow, A., Humbert, M.L., Bélanger, M., Muhajarine, N., Vatanparast, H., & Leis, A. (2018). Promoting physical activity, healthy eating and gross motor skills development among preschoolers attending childcare centers: Process evaluation of the Healthy Start-Départ Santé intervention using the RE-AIM framework. Evaluation and Program Planning, 68, 90-98.

Movassagh, E.Z., Baxter-Jones, A.D.G., Kontulainen, S., Whiting, S., Szafron, M., & Vatanparast, H. (2018). Vegetarian-style dietary pattern during adolescence has long-term positive impact on bone from adolescence to young adulthood: a longitudinal study. Nutrition Journal, 17(36): 1-10.

Khayyatzadeh, S.S., Vatanparast, H., Avan, A., Bagherniya, M., Bahrami, A., Kiani, M.A., Bahrami-Taghanaki, H., Ferns, G.A., & Ghayour-Mobarhan, M. (2017). Serum transaminase concentrations and the presence of irritable bowel syndrome are associated with serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D concentrations in adolescent girls who are overweight and obese. Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, 71, 234-241.

Mirhosseini, N., Vatanparast, H., & Kimball, S.M. (2017). The association between serum 25(OH)D status and blood pressure in participants of a community-based program taking vitamin D supplements. Nutrients, 9(11), 1244. doi:10.3390/nu9111244

Ward, S., Belanger, M., Donovan, D., Vatanparast, H., Engler-Stringer, R., Leis, A., & Carrier, N. (2017). Lunch is ready…but not healthy: An analysis of lunches served in childcare centres in two Canadian provinces. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 108(4), e342-e347. doi: 10.17269/cjph.108.5688

Mazidi, M., Rezaie, P., & Vatanparast, H. (2018). Impact of vitamin D supplementation on C-reactive protein; a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMC Nutrition4(1).

Olauson, C., Engler-Stringer, R., Vatanparast, H., & Hanoski, R. (2017). Student food insecurity: Examining barriers to higher education at the University of Saskatchewan. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 13(1), 19-27.

Yaghoubi, M., Mansell, K., Vatanparast, H., Steeves, M., Zeng, W., & Farag, M. (2017). Effects of pharmacy-based interventions on the control and management of diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 41(5), S26. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjd.2017.08.076

Vatanparast, H., Whiting, S., Hossain, A., Mirhosseini, N., Merchant, A.T., & Szafron, M. (2017). National pattern of grain products consumption among Canadians in association with body weight status. BMC Nutrition, 3(1), 59.

Lane, V. Vatanparast, H. (2017). Inclusive or targeted health services for newcomers. Canadian Diversity: Refugee Pathways, 46-49.

Alrefai, D., Jones, J., El-Matary, W., Whiting, S., Aljebreen, A., Mirhosseini, N., & Vatanparast, H. (2017). The association of vitamin D status with disease activity in a cohort of Crohn’s Disease patients in Canada. Nutrients, 9(10), 1112. doi: 10.3390/nu9101112

Mazidi, M., Shivappa, N., Wirth, M.D., Hebert, J.R., Vatanparast, H., & Kengne, A.P. (2017). The association between dietary inflammatory properties and bone mineral density and risk of fracture in US adults. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2017.133.

Mirhosseini, N., Vatanparast, H., Mazidi, M., & Kimball, S.M. (2017). The effect of improved serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status on glycemic control in diabetic patients: a meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metababolism, 102(9), 3097-3110. doi: 10.1210/jc.2017-01024.

Mazidi, M., Kengne, A.P., & Vatanparast, H. (2017). Food security and leukocyte telomere length in adult Americans. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2017.

Surette, V., Ward, S., Morin, P., Vatanparast, H., & Bélanger, M. (2017). Food reluctance of preschool children attending daycare centers is associated with a lower body mass index. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 117(11), 1749-1756. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.07.007

Movassagh, E.Z., Baxter-Jones, A.D.G., Kontulainen, S., Whiting, S.J., & Vatanparast, H. (2017). Tracking dietary patterns over 20 years from childhood through adolescence into young adulthood: the Saskatchewan Pediatric Bone Mineral Accrual Study. Nutrients, 9(9), 990. doi: 10.3390/nu9090990.

Ward, S., Bélanger, M., Donovan, D., Vatanparast, H., Muhajarine, N., Engler-Stringer, R., Leis, A., Humbert, M.L., & Carrier, N. (2017). Association between childcare educators’ practices and preschoolers’ physical activity and dietary intake: a cross-sectional analysis. BMJ open, 7(5), e013657.

Mazidi, M., Karimi, E., Rezaie, P., & Vatanparast, H. (2017). The impact of vitamin D supplement intake on vascular endothelial function; a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Food & Nutrition Research, 61(1), 1273574. doi: 10.1080/16546629.2016.1273574

Mazidi, M., Gao, H.K., Vatanparast, H., & Kengne, A.P. (2017). Impact of the dietary fatty acid intake on C-reactive protein levels in US adults. Medicine, 96(7), e5736. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000005736

Movassagh, E.Z. & Vatanparast, H. (2017). Current evidence on the association of dietary patterns and bone health: a scoping review. Advances in Nutrition: An International Review Journal, 8(1), 1-16. doi: 10.3945/an.116.013326

Ward, S., Bélanger, M., Donovan, D., Boudreau, J., Vatanparast, H., Muhajarine, N., Leis, A., Humbert, M.L., & Carrier, N. (2017). “Monkey see, monkey do”: Peers’ behaviors predict preschoolers' physical activity and dietary intake in childcare centers. Preventive Medicine, 97, 33-39. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.01.001

Mazidi, M., Rezaie, P., Ferns, G.A., & Vatanparast, H. (2017). Impact of probiotic administration on serum C-reactive protein concentrations: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized control trials. Nutrients, 9(1), 20. doi: 10.3390/nu9010020

Mirhosseini, N. Z., Knaus, S. J., Bohaychuk, K., Singh, J., Vatanparast, H. A., & Weber, L.P. (2016). Both high and low plasma levels of 25-hydroxy vitamin D increase blood pressure in a normal rat model. British Journal of Nutrition, 116(11), 1889-1900.

Hosseini, Z., Whiting, S.J., & Vatanparast, H. (2016). Current evidence on the association of the metabolic syndrome and dietary patterns in a global perspective. Nutrition Research Reviews, 29(2), 152-162.

Mazidi, M., Rezaie, P., Vatanparast, H., & Kengne, A.P. (2016). Effect of statins on serum vitamin D concentrations: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. European Journal of Clinical Investigation. doi: 10.1111/eci.12698

Movassagh, E.Z., Kontulainen, S., Baxter-Jones, A.D.G., Whiting, S., Szafron, M., Papadimitropoulos, M., & Vatanparast, H. (2017). Are milk and alternatives and fruit and vegetable intakes during adolescence associated with cortical and trabecular bone structure, density, and strength in adulthood? Osteoporosis International, 1-11.

Hoover, J., Vatanparast, H., & Uswak, G. (2016). Risk determinants of dental caries and oral hygiene status in 3–15 year-old recent immigrant and refugee children in Saskatchewan, Canada: a pilot study. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1-7.

Henry, C., Whiting, S.J., Finch, S.L., Zello, G.A., & Vatanparast, H. (2016). Impact of replacing regular chocolate milk with the reduced-sugar option on milk consumption in elementary schools in Saskatoon, Canada. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 41(5), 511-515. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0501

Engler-Stringer, R., Muhajarine, N., Ridalls, T., Abonyi, S., Vatanparast, H., Whiting, S., & Walker, R. (2016). The Good Food Junction: a community-based food store intervention to address nutritional health inequities. JMIR research protocols, 5(2), e52. doi: 10.2196/resprot.5303

Bélanger, M., Humbert, L., Vatanparast, H., Ward, S., Muhajarine, N., Chow, A.F., Engler-Stringer, R., Donovan, D., Carrier, N., & Leis, A. (2016). A multilevel intervention to increase physical activity and improve healthy eating and physical literacy among young children (ages 3-5) attending early childcare centres: the Healthy Start-Départ Santé cluster randomised controlled trial study protocol. BMC public health, 16(1), 313. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2973-5

Vatanparast, H., Henry, C., & Mulhall, S. (2016). The impact of Linking Immigrants with Nutrition Knowledge (LINK) initiative on improving cultural competency skills among nutrition and dietetic students in Canada. The FASEB Journal 30 (1 Supplement), 132.7-132.7. doi: 10.1096/fj.1530-6860.

Setayeshgar, S., Whiting, S.J., Pahwa, P., & Vatanparast, H. (2015). Predicted 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease among Canadian adults using modified Framingham Risk Score in association with dietary intake. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 40(10), 1068-74. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0074

Shah, S. M., Loney, T., Al Dhaheri, S., Vatanparast, H., Elbarazi, I., Agarwal, M… & Ali, R. (2015). Association between acculturation, obesity and cardiovascular risk factors among male South Asian migrants in the United Arab Emirates–a cross-sectional study. BMC public health, 15(1), 204. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1568-x.

Wakayo, T., Belachew, T., Vatanparast, H., & Whiting, S. J. (2015). Vitamin D deficiency and its predictors in a country with thirteen months of sunshine: the case of school children in central Ethiopia. PloS one, 10(3), e0120963.

Henry, C., Whiting, S.J., Phillips, T., Finch, S.L., Zello, G.A., & Vatanparast, H. (2015). Impact of the removal of chocolate milk from school milk programs for children in Saskatoon, Canada. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 40(3):245-50. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2014-0242.

Webinars

Vatanparast, H. 2017. Panelist-An overview of nutritional health of new Canadians. Canadian Nutrition Society. Apr.

 Conference Presentations (Oral) 2015-2019

* Vatanparast, H. and the “Seeking Sustainable Solutions in Food Security and Nutrition for Women and Children: A Tri-Country Approach” Management Team (2019). Conference organizers, QES Saskatchewan Leadership Conference. Nov 29, Saskatoon, Canada.

*Vatanparast, H. (2019). Nutrition transition and diabetes: Time to act locally and globally. The Food for thought planetary health series. Nov 7. Saskatoon, Canada.

*Vatanparast, H. (2019). Nutrition and bone health throughout the lifespan. Osteoporosis Canada webinar. Nov 5.

*Vatanparast, H. (2019). Canadian Syrian refugee lived experience project: Roundtable of Canadian researchers, Pathways to Prosperity. Nov 2, Saskatoon. Canada.

*Vatanparast, H. (2019). Global solutions for global health issues. The Food for thought planetary health series. Aug 8, San Carlos, Guatemala.

MacKinnon, M., Ng, E., de Chardon, C., Wickramage, K., Hiebert, D., Long, R., Johnston, J., Cetron, M., Posey, D., & Vatanparast, H. (2019). Data in migration health—when and where it counts! International Metropolis Conference. June 24-28, Ottawa, Canada.

*Vatanparast, H., Hosseini, S.H., Papanikolaou, Y., Patil, R., Islam, N., & Shamloo, A. (2019). Consumption patterns of grain-based foods among Canadians: evidence from Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition 2015. 1st International Wheat Congress. July 21-26, Saskatoon, Canada.

*Vatanparast, H. (2019). Why focus on nutrition and health status of newcomers? Nutrition and Health Status of New Canadians: Readiness for Cultrually Appropriate Care-Presenter and Conference Chair. June 13, Toronto, Canada.

*Vatanparast, H. (2019). Recent developments in statistical analysis of nutrition data. 2019 Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) Annual Meeting. May 26-29, 2019. Calgary, Canada.

*Vatanparast, H. (2019). Immigrant and refugee children at risk of health problems due to western diet. Saskatoon Public Library-Welcoming Initiatives. May 21, Saskatoon, Canada.

*Vatanparast, H. (2019). Eat Healthy Play Healthy Advisory Committee Gathering and Update-Chair. May 21, Regina, Canada.

*Vatanparast, H. (2019). Global solutions for global health issues. The University of Saskatchewan Food For Thought Planetary Health Series. May 16, Saskatoon, Canada.

*Vatanparast, H. (2019). Calcium and vitamin D intakes of Canadians from 2004 to 2015. Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference May 2-4, Niagara Falls.

*Vatanparast, H. (2019). Nutritional health of new Canadians and access to culturally appropriate care; what is our role? Food Matters. April 26-27, Edmonton, Canada.

*Vatanparast, H. (2019). Western lifestyle: a health risk for young immigrants and refugees. 6th Canadian Obesity Summit. April 23-26, Ottawa, Canada.

Vatanparast, H. (2019). Four presentations: Calcium supplementation and CVD risk controversies. AND Vitamin D and autoimmunity, the case of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. AND Nutrition and bone health. AND Migration health. 9th International Conference of the Royal Medical Services. October 30-November 2, Amman, Jordan.

Mehdizadeh Hakkak, A., Nematy, M., Khadem-Rezaiyan, M., Norouzy, A., Sardar, M.A., & Vatanparast, H. (2019). SUN-PO250: Implementing and pilot testing of a customized intervention to increase physical activity and healthy eating among preschool children: A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Nutrition, 38(Supp 1),  https://doi.org/10.1016/S0261-5614(19)32880-8

Sankar, R., Vatanparast, H. (2019). The impact of nutrition knowledge and perceived stress on food insecurity among Syrian refugees in Florida. Nutrition 2019. American Society for Nutrition. June 8-11, 2019. Baltimore USA.

Sankar, R., Huffman, F., Vatanparast, H., & Campa, A. (2019). The impact of nutrition knowledge and perceived stress on food insecurity among Syrian refugees in Florida (P04-079-19). Current Developments in Nutrition. 2019 Jun, 3(Suppl 1). doi: 10.1093/cdn/nzz051.P04-079-19

Whiting, S.J., Islam, N., Patil, R.P., & Vatanparast, H. Vitamin D intakes of Canadians from food and supplements: Canadian Community Health Surveys (CCHS) 2004 and 2015 compared. The 2019 Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey. May 23, 2019. New Jersey USA.

Lane, G., Nisbet, C., & Vatanparast, H. (2019). Dietary habits of newcomer children in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Research Day. April 25, 2019. Saskatoon Canada.

Keshavarz, P., Hosseini, S.H., & Vatanparast, H. (2019). The association between enriched non-whole grain consumption and health outcomes. Saskatchewan Life and Health Sciences Research Expo.

Lane, G., Nisbet, C., Whiting, S., & Vatanparast, H. (2019). Canadian newcomer children’s bone health and vitamin D status. University of Saskatchewan Life and Health Sciences Research Expo.

Anstruther, S., & Vatanparast, H. (2018, October). The Influence of Socioeconomic Factors and Location on the Impact of Children in Healthy Start-Départ Santé. The 7th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity, Calgary, AB.

Vatanparast, H. (2018). Patient-level micro-simulation model for evaluating the future potential cost–effectiveness of pharmacy-based interventions in the control and management of diabetes-related complications in Canada. ISPOR Europe 2018.

Yaghoubi, M., Mansell, K., Vatanparast, H., Steeves, M., Zeng, Z., & Farag, M. (2018). Prevalence of diabetes-related complications and their association with determinants identified in Canada’s Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases – Diabetes Component (SLCDC-DM-2011). Diabetes Canada conference, October 2018.

Finch, S., Rezaei, E., Maleki, F., Kusalik, A., Rosenberg, A., Vatanparast, H., & the BBOP Study Team. (2018). Environmental, biochemical and genetic factors of the vitamin D pathway are associated with disease activity in Canadian children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Canadian Nutrition Society: scientific abstracts from the 9th annual scientific meeting. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 43, S12. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2018-0119

Hosseini, Z., Rostami, M., Whiting, S., & Vatanparast, H. (2018). Is the Western dietary pattern of Canadian adults tied to the risk of cardiovascular diseases? Canadian Nutrition Society: scientific abstracts from the 9th annual scientific meeting. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 43, S16-S17. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2018-0119

Vatanparast, H. (2018). Balancing the Grain/Health Dilemma. Annual Conference, Canadian Nutrition Society. May 3-5, Halifax, Canada.

Vatanparast, H. (2018). Breakfast Plenary: Looking at foods and diet holistically: new insights from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey and the principle of nutrient density. Annual Conference, Canadian Nutrition Society. May 3-5, Halifax, Canada.

Vatanparast, H. (2018). Breakfast consumption patterns of Canadians and its contribution to nutrient intake. Canadian Nutrition Society. May 3-5, Halifax, Canada.

Vatanparast, H. (2018).  Patterns of grain consumption among Canadians; data from CCHS 2015 Nutrition. Canadian Nutrition Society. May 3-5, Halifax, Canada.

Vatanparast, H. (2018).  Global health and chronic diseases, future directions. Canadian Institute of Health Research. Apr 10, Vancouver, Canada.

Anstruther, S. & Vatanparast, H. (2018). The Influence of socio-economic factors and location on the impact of children in Healthy Start-Départ Santé. Apr 26, Saskatoon, Canada.

Vatanparast, H. (2018). Dairy intake and metabolic syndrome, where is the evidence? Annual Dairy Policy Conference. Feb 5-8, Ottawa, Canada. 

Vatanparast, H. (2018). Toward sustainable food security solutions for refugees and Indigenous populations. People Around the World PAW 2018 Global Learning, Mutual Gain. Feb 7, Saskatoon, Canada.

Finch, S.L., Rezaei, E.L., Whiting, S.J., Rosenberg, A.M., & *Vatanparast, H. (2017). Vitamin D status and anthropometric measurements of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis compared to healthy children using the Canadian Health Measures Survey. The FASEB Journal, 31(1 Supplement), 964.20.

Vatanparast, H., Lane, V., Koc, M., & Batal, M. (2017). Refugee Crises, Access to Food and Health, Time for Action. The Migration Conference 2017.

Hosseini, Z., Rostami, M., Whiting, S., & Vatanparast, H. (2017). Dietary patterns and metabolic syndrome among Canadians 12 to 79 years old. Canadian Nutrition Society: scientific abstracts from the 8th annual scientific meeting. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 42, S19.

Vatanparast, H. (2017). Nutritional health of Canadians and health policies, past, present and future. Invited speaker to Bell Institute of Nutrition and Health Aug, Minneapolis, USA.

Vatanparast, H. (2017). Vitamin D and autoimmunity, The case of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. International Congress on Nutrition: from Laboratory research to clinical studies. Sep 6-8, 2017. Mashhad, Iran

Vatanparast, H. (2017). Nutritional epidemiology, an essential field in the era of chronic diseases. Saskatchewan Epidemiology Association 17th Annual Fall Symposium & Workshop. Nov 2-3, Regina, Canada.

Vatanparast, H., & Lane, V. Vitamin D insufficiency and inadequate bone mineral status in newcomer immigrant and refugee children in Canada. 8th International Conference on Children’s Bone. Jun 10-13, Würzburg, Germany.

Vatanparast, H., Ali Abukar. (2017). the impact of socio-economic and cultural factors on household food security of Syrian refugees in Canada. 19th National Metropolis Conference. Mar 16-18, Montreal, Canada.

Lane, V. & Vatanparast, H. (2017). An overview of nutritional health of new Canadians. Canadian Nutrition Society. May 25-27, Montreal, Canada.

Vatanparast, H. (2016). Calcium supplementation and CVD risk controversies. 2nd International & 14th Iranian Nutrition Conference. Sep 4-7, Tehran, Iran.

Vatanparast. H. (2016). Nutrition and Bone health updates. 2nd International & 14th Iranian Nutrition Conference. Sep 4-7, Tehran, Iran.

Vatanparast, H. (2016). How is the food security status of refugees, as a basic human right and social determinant of health, compared to Canadians and recent immigrants? National Metropolis Conference. Mar 3-5, Toronto, Canada.

Vatanparast, H. (2016). Refugee crises, access to food and health, are we ready? (Panel Chair) 18th National Metropolis Conference. Mar 3-5, Toronto, Canada.

 Vatanparast, H. (2016). Healthy Start, a comprehensive model of public health intervention. Healthy Start/Depart Santé Symposium. Jan 18, Saskatoon, Canada.

Vatanparast, H., Henry, C., & Mulhall, S. (2016). The impact of Linking Immigrants with Nutrition Knowledge (LINK) initiative on improving cultural competency skills among nutrition and dietetic students in Canada. The Hawaii International Conference on Education. Jan 3-6, Honolulu, USA.

Vatanparast, H. (2015). Acculturation and nutritional status of immigrants. Global Health Conference. Oct 4, Saskatoon, Canada.

Vatanparast, H. (2015). Access to healthcare among newcomers. Global Health Conference. Oct 17, Saskatoon, Canada.

Vatanparast, H. (2015). Obesity prevention, lets’ start early. Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Aug 19, Mashhad Razavi Khorasan, Iran.

 

 Vatanparast, H. (2014). Immigrant and refugee children’s health. Global Health Conference. Oct 4, Saskatoon, Canada.