Meet our Team

 Dr. Carla Prado

Dr. Prado is an accomplished professor at the University of Alberta is the Principal Investigator in the PRIMe Study. She is a respected researcher in the area of body composition and metabolism in cancer. After receiving her Ph.D. in Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Alberta, she underwent post-doctoral training at the Cross Cancer Institute, Canada and at the National Institutes of Health, USA. She later joined the faculty at Florida State University in 2011 as an Assistant Professor and was a visiting scholar at Newcastle University (UK) in 2013. In 2014, Dr. Prado returned to her beloved University of Alberta, where she is an Assistant Professor and CAIP Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health.





Claire Trottier



Claire is a Research Coordinator in the PRIMe Study. She has a B. Sc. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Nutrition from the University of Alberta and graduated in 2014. Claire will also be recruiting participants at the Cross Cancer Institute and she will be helping during the participant's visits at the Human Nutrition Research Unit. In her spare time, Claire loves to do outdoor activities such as running and camping.




Stephanie Ramage

Stephanie is the Registered Dietitian in the PRIMe Study. She has a M. Sc. in Nutrition & Metabolism from the University of Alberta and is the coordinator of the Human Nutrition Research Unit. Stephanie will be responsible for the nutritional counselling you will receive for PRIMe; you will have a total of three meetings with Stephanie (initial, follow-up and feedback consult).






Amanda Purkiss

Amanda is a Research Assistant within the Human Nutrition Research Unit and is responsible for providing research support to PRIMe. Amanda will be running some of the body composition and resting energy assessments including the BodPod and the whole body calorimetry unit. She is also responsible for overseeing other tests completed within the unit. Amanda completed her bachelor of Science in Human Ecology with a minor in Nutrition in 2014 from the University of Alberta. Amanda enjoys volunteering her time to several different organizations that include the Alberta Human Ecology Association (AHEA) and the Canadian Diabetes Association as part of the Volunteer engagement services team (VEST). Her passion for travelling and nutrition has allowed her to gain new experiences in different countries around the world. Other hobbies include snowboarding in the mountains!

Ilana Roitman


Ilana was visiting as a PhD student from Brazil, successful in receiving a scholarship (ELAP Program) and an award from the Canadian Bureau from the University of Alberta. She worked on the PRIMe study from November 2016 to May 2017. As she is now back in Sao Paulo, Brazil working as a dietitian, we will miss her dearly and all the work she has put into the PRIMe Study!

PRIMe Study University of Alberta

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University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E1

780 492-7820