Lisa Martin, Research & Evaluation Lead, PhD, RD

Nutrition Services
Alberta Health Services

Nourishing Careers: Perspectives from Nutrition Trailblazers Trainee Career Panel

I will describe my career path and top 3 lessons learned along the way.

Speaker/Chair Bio:

Dr. Lisa Martin is a research and evaluation leader dedicated to advancing the field of nutrition and its impact on health outcomes. Dr. Martin is a Registered Dietitian and currently serves as Research & Evaluation Lead within the Nutrition Services, Provincial Strategy, Standards & Practice team at Alberta Health Services. In this role, she provides leadership, direction, and technical expertise to support evidence-based nutrition practice. Dr. Martin holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Metabolism from the University of Alberta, and is a prior recipient of the CNS Clinical Nutrition Fellowship and the PhD Dissertation Award. Her research interests are diverse, encompassing the use of real-world data to study malnutrition, evaluate nutrition care practices, and advance the development of diagnostic criteria and techniques to identify and diagnose individuals with malnutrition. Dr. Martin has expertise in quantitative research methods, including the use of large clinical databases to expand our understanding about the impact of nutritional status on health outcomes. She has worked collaboratively with national and international teams to collect and harmonize cancer-related data to support research and has a passion for putting data to work to make an impact preventing, diagnosing, and treating malnutrition.