Research

Research Interests:

  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Body Composition
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Sarcopenic Obesity, Sarcopenia, Obesity, Cachexia
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Cancer
  • Aging


Dr. Prado is interested in the study of nutritional assessment and status. Most of her research has focused on investigating the prevalence of abnormal body composition and its relationship to health outcomes in different cohorts of patients. Her expertise also includes the assessment of whole-body macronutrient metabolism and the regulation of body weight and composition. Her lab is dedicated to the study of nutrient intake, energy metabolism and skeletal muscle and adipose tissue dynamics and its effect on health. Her lab is particularly interested in studying the relationship between muscle loss, obesity and interacting body composition changes among different susceptible groups.

Current Grant Funding:

  • Alberta Innovates
  • Almased®
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research
  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Canada
  • Cancer Strategic Clinical Network
  • Diabetes, Obesity, & Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network
  • MITACS
  • National Institutes of Health – USA
  • Women and Children's Health Research Institute Innovation Grant

Collaborative Grant Funding (as co-investigator/collaborator):

  • Arthritis Society Strategic
  • Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • Weston Family Microbiome Initiative