Dr. Brenda Hartman

Dr. Brenda Hartman

Job Title:

 Associate Professor, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences


 Full-Time Faculty




 519.432.8353 x28256


 Ursuline Hall 305

Academic Background

  • PhD, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
  • MSc, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
  • BSc (Hon), School of Nutrition, Ryerson University

Representative Publications

  • Nutrition: An Applied Approach. 2021. 4th Edition. Canadian Eds. Hartman, B. & Lafave, L. Other eds. Thompson, J, Manore, M. Pearson Canada, Toronto
  • Madill J, Hartman B, Smeal K, Siswanto O, Watson T, Donnelly-Vanderloo M, O’Connor C. Is the use of metformin associated with vitamin B12 deficiency in hospitalized patients? J Clin Nutr Food Sci, 2019;2(1):001-005.
  • Clouthier, N., Ulrich, C., Hartman, B. Donor Breast Milk Acceptability in Muslim Populations in Canada. The Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. Published online 25 March 2019 https://doi.org/10.3148/cjdpr-2019-006.
  • Hartman, B., Fazili, Z., Pfeiffer, C., O’Connor, D.  The effect of pregnancy and folic acid supplementation on the folate forms in red blood cells. Journal of Nutrition. 2014;144(9):1364-9.

Areas of Teaching

  • Food and Nutrition 4453 - Clinical Nutrition 2
  • Food and Nutrition 3344 - Nutritional Assessment
  • Food and Nutrition 2230 - Integrated Human Nutrition
  • Food and Nutrition 4901/4902 - Dietetic Simulation and Regulatory Course

Research Specialization(s)

  • Having worked as a clinical dietitian at Sickkids, it is not surprising that my primary research interests are in maternal and infant nutrition. I am interested in looking at dietary and supplement intakes of one carbon nutrients, and exclusionary diet patterns in women of childbearing years, but I am also interested in factors influencing breastfeeding and donor milk use in premature infants.

Other Relevant Information

  • Professional Memberships:
    • Dietitians of Canada
    • College of Dietitians of Ontario
    • Canadian Nutrition Society
    • American Society of Nutrition