Professor Suzanne Filteau
BSc MSc PhD
of International Nutrition
Suzanne Filteau trained first in chemistry and then, at the postgraduate level, in nutrition in Canada. She came to the UK in 1990 and worked for a number of years at the Institute of Child Health, University College London, before joining the LSHTM in January 2005.
Suzanne teaches on the MSc in Public Health Nutrition and is co-organiser of the first term module, Fundamental Public Health Nutrition. She also has a longstanding interest in PhD training and is currently one of the two Faculty Research Degrees Directors for EPH.
Suzanne's current research focuses on nutrition as a factor in the interactions between infectious and chronic diseases. With colleagues in Zambia, she is investigating long term effects on anthropometry, body composition, and risk factors for chronic diseases among adolescents who were exposed in early life to maternal HIV and/or severe acute malnutrition. With Tanzanian colleagues she is investigating diabetes phenotype and risk factors among adults with and without HIV infection; we find that poor nutritional status due to HIV or tuberculosis infection increases risk of diabetes. In India we are investigating risk factors for chronic diseases among children, now 8-10 years old, whom we recruited to a vitamin D trial when they were born with a low birth weight. These children are at high risk of chronic diseases because of being born low birth weight and now living in an urban low-middle income area.
She would be interested in supervising research degree students working on any of the above projects or related work regarding nutrition in infectious-chronic disease interactions in low- and middle-income countries.
Suzanne is a member of the MARCH centre.