John L. Sievenpiper, MD, PhD, FRCPC

John Sievenpiper

Department of Nutritional Sciences

Dr. Sievenpiper has focused on the role of a wide variety of foods and dietary patterns, in order to understand relationships between diet and disease. Throughout his scientific career he has studied sugars (fructose, sucrose, and high-fructose corn syrup), dietary pulses (beans, peas, chickpeas, and lentils), and tree nuts, as well as the portfolio diet and low-glycemic index dietary patterns.

Dr. Sievenpiper’s research has helped to inform the prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases and has been cited extensively in public policy and guidelines statements. His expertise has also been invaluable to a number of national and international medical and public health organizations, including the Canadian Diabetes Association, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, and American Society of Nutrition. As a member of expert committees of these and other bodies, he is helping to inform clinical practice guidelines and public health policy.

In his work, Dr. Sievenpiper is most excited about being part of the full cycle of discovery and application: from basic sciences research, to clinical trials, to practical implementation and changes in public policy, back to forming new research questions.

I am passionate about being part of this cycle and help with prevention of disease — from childhood, to adulthood, and beyond.