Andrea Glenn
Research Fellows

Andrea Glenn

Postdoctoral Research Fellow



Dr. Andrea Glenn is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Registered Dietitian (RD) at the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. Her main research interests include addressing questions of public health and clinical importance in relation to dietary patterns and cardiometabolic disease risk, particularly cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, and healthy aging. She is currently working on the role of the cholesterol-lowering portfolio diet in preventing cardiovascular disease, incorporating traditional epidemiological analyses, clinical trial data, and metabolomics. Dr. Glenn also has a variety of experience in coordinating clinical trials, developing knowledge translation tools for patients with cardiometabolic disease, mentoring students, and teaching (including undergraduate, graduate, and adult learners).

BSc, 2010, Nutrition
St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

MSc, 2012, Nutritional Sciences
University of Toronto, Canada

RD, 2013, Dietetic Internship
Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada

PhD, 2021, Nutritional Sciences
University of Toronto, Canada

CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship2022-2024
Canadian Institute of Health Research


Association of glycaemic index and glycaemic load with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all-cause mortality: a meta-analysis of mega cohorts of more than 100?000 participants.

Jenkins DJA, Willett WC, Yusuf S, Hu FB, Glenn AJ, Liu S, Mente A, Miller V, Bangdiwala SI, Gerstein HC, Sieri S, Ferrari P, Patel AV, McCullough ML, Le Marchand L, Freedman ND, Loftfield E, Sinha R, Shu XO, Touvier M, Sawada N, Tsugane S, van den Brandt PA, Shuval K, Khan TA, Paquette M, Sahye-Pudaruth S, Patel D, Siu TFY, Srichaikul K, Kendall CWC, Sievenpiper JL.

Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2024 Feb. 12(2):107-118. PMID: 38272606