Nick Bellissimo

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Associate Professor Faculty of Community Services School of Nutrition Toronto, Ontario nick.bellissimo@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 553026

Bio/Research

Dr. Nick Bellissimo is an Associate Professor and Director of the Nutrition Discovery Labs in the School of Nutrition at Ryerson University. He received his B.Sc. and B.Ed. at York University and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto. Following postdoctoral t...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Nick Bellissimo is an Associate Professor and Director of the Nutrition Discovery Labs in the School of Nutrition at Ryerson University. He received his B.Sc. and B.Ed. at York University and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto. Following postdoctoral training at the University of Toronto and The Pennsylvania State University he returned to Canada and established a research program dedicated to advancing our understanding of human ingestive behavior, with a particular emphasis on elucidating the determinants of food intake control in children. Through his interdisciplinary research program, he has examined the associations among macronutrient composition, exercise, hormonal and environmental factors with the goal of informing the development of evidence-based guidelines for promoting healthier body weights. He has significant leadership in the design of experimental trials related to diet and exercise, and in the design and testing of novel food ingredients, food formulations on satiety, and on biomarkers related to health and disease. Since 2009, he has received continuous external research support (totaling over $10M as PI, Co-PI or Co-Investigator) from government and industry sources. Dr. Bellissimo’s work has led to 125+ publications, training of 75+ highly qualified personnel, and 100+ abstracts and conference proceedings. He is also recipient of several competitive awards including Ryerson’s Dean’s Teaching Award (2014), the Sue Williams Excellence Teaching Award (2016), the Dean's Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award (2017), and Canadian Nutrition Society Volunteer Leadership Award (2019). He is a member of several journal editorial boards, and provides scientific advising to government agencies, institutes, and the food industry.

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Media Relations

Irina Vukosavic
Media Relations Officer
irina.vukosavic@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 557926

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Media Relations

Irina Vukosavic
Media Relations Officer
irina.vukosavic@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 557926

Karen Benner
Associate Director, University Communications
karen.benner@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 3494

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