PhD, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph
MSc, Department of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba
BSc Honors, Human Ecology (Foods and Nutrition), Brescia University
Research and Scholarly Interests
Learning and communication needs of preceptors and practicum students
The use of technology to promote healthy dietary behaviors, food literacy and local
Health benefits of fermented foods and beverages
Nutrigenomics as part of the nutrition care process
FN 3353A - Clinical Nutrition I
FN 4901Y - Dietetic Simulation Practice
FN 4902Y - Regulatory, Legal and Ethical Issues of Dietetic Practice
FN 9444B - Advances in Clinical Nutrition
College of Dietitians of Ontario
Dietitians of Canada
Canadian Nutritional Society
Brown R, Seabrook JA, Stranges S, Clark AF, Haines J, O'Connor C, Doherty S, Gilliland JA. Examining the Correlates of Adolescent Food and Nutrition
Knowledge. Nutrients. 2021; 13(6):2044. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13062044.
Horne J, Gilliland J, O'Connor C, et al. Change in weight, BMI and body composition in a population-based intervention
vs. genetic-based intervention: The NOW Trial. Obesity 2020; 28(8), p 141927, DOI:
Veloce D, Fisher M, Hartman B, O'Connor C, Horne J. Does the Ontario public understand the difference between registered dietitians
and unregulated "nutritionists?" Results from a cross-sectional mixed methods study
with implications for healthcare policy and law; Health Policy 2020; 16(2): 111-127,
Horne J, Gilliland J, O'Connor C, et al. Enhanced long-term dietary change and adherence in a nutrigenomics-guided
lifestyle intervention compared to a population-based (GLB/DPP) lifestyle intervention
for weight management: results from the NOW randomised controlled trial. BMJ Nutrition,
Prevention & Health 2020;0.doi:10.1136/bmjnph-2020-000073.
Chen M, Al K, Craven L, Seney S, Coons M, McCormick H, Reid G, O'Connor C, Burton J. Nutritional, Microbial, and Allergenic Changes during the Fermentation of
Cashew 'Cheese' Product Using a Quinoa-Based Rejuvelac Starter Culture. Nutrients
2020, 12(3),648; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12030648.
Horne J, Gilliland J, O'Connor C. et al. Study protocol of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial incorporated in
the Group Lifestyle BalanceTM program: the nutrigenomics, overweight/obesity and weight management trial (the NOW
trial). BMC Public Health 19, 310 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6621-8.
Toth J, O'Connor C, Hartman B, Dworatzek P, Horne J. "Detoxify or Die". Qualitative assessments of Ontario
nutritionists' and dietitians' blog posts related to detoxification diets; CJDPR.
2018. DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2018-047.
Adam L, O'Connor C, Garcia A. Evaluating the impact of diabetes self-management education methods on
knowledge, attitude and behavior of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus; Canadian
Journal of Diabetes; 2018 Oct;42(5):470-477.