Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Child Health, University of Manitoba

Research Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Associate Investigator, the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study

Population Health Pillar co-Lead, Manitoba Developmental Origins of Chronic Diseases in Children Network (DEVOTION)

Dr. Azad’s present research focuses on the developmental origins of chronic disease, including asthma, allergies, obesity and diabetes. She has dual expertise in molecular biology and epidemiology, and her research program incorporates administrative database studies, human birth cohorts, and collaboration with basic scientists to establish animal models and explore biological mechanisms.

CHILD Study Investigator

Co-leader, Manitoba Site

Member, CHILD Study Executive Committee

Chair, CHILD Study KMb Leadership Committee

Dr. Azad is principal investigator of the projects “Breastfeeding, human milk oligosaccharides and the developmental origins of obesity,” “Prenatal exposure to non-nutritive sweeteners and the development of childhood obesity,” “Breast milk microbiome and asthma,” and “The impact of soluble TLR2 and other immunomodulatory factors in breast milk on the development of allergic disease,” all of which leverage data from the CHILD Study. She is/has been a co-investigator on numerous other CHILD-linked projects (see Grants).

  • Institution: University of Manitoba
  • Location: Winnipeg, MB
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