Dr. Jamie Seabrook

Dr. Jamie Seabrook

Job Title:

 Associate Professor, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences


 Full-Time Faculty




 519.432.8353 x28284


 Ursuline Hall 317

Academic Background

  • PhD, Department of Sociology, Western University
  • MA, Department of Sociology, Western University
  • BA, Department of Sociology, Western University

Research and Scholarly Interests

  • Social Determinants of Health Disparities
  • Fetal Origins of Adult Disease
  • Maternal and Infant Health
  • Teen Substance Use and Abuse
  • Study Design and Advanced Statistical Methods


  • HE 4411F, HE 4411G - Research Methodology
  • FN 9222A - Research Methods and Statistics
  • FN 9711A - Nutritional Epidemiology and Statistics
  • SOC 2205B - Statistics for Sociology
  • FN 2241B - Nutrition Throughout the Human Life Cycle

Grants and Awards

  • Brescia University College: Award for Excellence in Research
  • Ontario Ministry of Colleges & Universities COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund. “FRESHER: Food Retail Environment Surveillance for Health and Economic Resiliency.”
  •  Canadian Institutes of Health Research. “Geospatial analyses of vape retailer accessibility: examining socioeconomic and environmental determinants." 
  • Western Research Catalyst Grant. “Food Retail Environment Surveillance for Health & Economic Resiliency: The FRESHER Futures Project.” 
  •  Brescia Research Grant. “Evaluation of the statistical quality of Canadian nutrition articles (2010-2019) using an objective user-friendly checklist.” 
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research. “Evaluation of a smartphone-based intervention for improving food literacy, food purchasing, and diet quality among youth in urban, suburban, and rural environments.”
  • Brescia Research Grant. "Geospatial analysis of adverse birth outcomes in Southwestern Ontario: Examining hotspots and environmental factors." 
  •  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant. "Pilot testing a novel intervention to reduce household food waste." 


  • 2018-present, Chair, Research Ethics Board, Brescia University College
  • 2018-present, Diploma in Dietetic Education and Practical Training (DDEPT) / Master of Science in Foods & Nutrition (MScFN) Admissions Committee, Brescia University College
  • 2017-present, Chair, Grievance Committee, Brescia University College
  • 2016-2019, Learning and Teaching Committee, Brescia University College
  • 2015-2018, Nonmedical Research Ethics Board, Western University
  • 2015-2016, Chair, Critical Thinking Learning Outcome Working Group, Brescia University College
  • 2015-2016, Inquiry and Analysis Learning Outcome Working Group, Brescia University College
  • 2014-present, Facilitator, Research Ready Seminar Series, Brescia University College
  • 2014-2017, Thames Valley Children’s Centre Research Advisory Committee

Representative Publications

  • Wong SPW, Twynstra J, Gilliland JA, Cook JL, Seabrook JA. Risk factors and birth outcomes associated with teenage pregnancy: a Canadian sample. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 2020; 33(2):153-159. 
  • Smith A, Twynstra J, Seabrook JA. Antenatal depression and offspring health outcomes. Obstetric Medicine 2020; 13(2):55-61.  
  • Seabrook JA, Dworatzek PD, Matthews JI. Predictors of food skills in university students. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research 2019; 80(4):205-208.
  • Seabrook JA, Smith A, Clark AF, Gilliland JA. Geospatial analyses of adverse birth outcomes in Southwestern Ontario: Examining the impact of environmental factors. Environmental Research 2019; 172:18-26. 
  • Charbonneau KD, Seabrook JA. Adverse birth outcomes associated with types of eating disorders: A review. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research 2019; 80(3):131-136. 
  • Brown RA, Dakkak H, Gilliland J, Seabrook JA. Predictors of drug use during pregnancy: The relative effects of socioeconomic, demographic, and mental health risk factors. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2019; 12(2):179-187. 
  • Campbell EE, Gilliland J, Dworatzek PD, de Vrijer B, Penava D, Seabrook JA. Socioeconomic status and adverse birth outcomes: A population-based Canadian sample. Journal of Biosocial Science 2018; 50(1):102-113. 
  • Seabrook JA, Biden CR, Campbell EE. Does the risk of exposure to marijuana outweigh the benefits of breastfeeding? A systematic review. Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research and Practice 2017; 16(2):8-16.