Isabelle Giroux


Isabelle Giroux
Associate Professor, School of Nutrition Sciences, Academic Vice-Dean, Student and Professional Affairs, Faculty of Health Sciences

2000 B.Ed. University of Western Ontario
1999 Ph.D. Pharmacology and Toxicology University of Western Ontario
1995 M.Sc. Human Nutrition Laval University, Human Nutrition and Consumption Department
1993 B.Sc. Human Nutrition Laval University, Human Nutrition and Consumption Department

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Isabelle Giroux


Isabelle Giroux, Ph.D., is a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) and a Professional Home Economist (P.H.Ec.). She is an associate professor of the School of Nutrition Sciences and the academic vice-dean for student and professional affairs at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Ottawa. She was the Assistant Director – Undergraduate Studies of the School of Nutrition Sciences from 2015 to 2019. She is a leader actively involved in professional affairs as a dietetic educator (since 2000), dietetic program evaluator (since 2008), and member of the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP, of Canada Accreditation Standards Development Working Group (2012-2014). She has been a member of the PDEP Steering Committee as a dietetic educators’ representative since 2015. She was the Chair of the French Network of Dietitians of Ontario and Canada (2007-2015) and continues to be a member of its board. I. Giroux is a researcher of the Institut du savoir Montfort and her research program is centered on quality interdisciplinary care for clients and supporting the education of health professionals. Her research focuses on the prevention and management of obesity and diabetes across the lifecycle, including at risk populations. She is a specialist of nutritional assessment and evaluation of cardiometabolic health, as well as the development of effective nutritional education approaches and intervention programs. She also does research about the role of dietitians in care teams and to evaluate the impact of experiential learning on the development of interprofessional competencies.

Research Interests

  • Clinical nutrition and public health nutrition
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Healthy lifestyle habits
  • Prevention and management of obesity and diabetes, as well as gestational diabetes
  • Multidisciplinary care 
  • Learning of interprofessional competencies 


Peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals
  • Aboueid, S., C. Pouliot, T. Nur, I. Bourgeault, I. GIROUX. (2019). Dietitians’ perspectives on patient barriers and enablers to weight management in multidisciplinary care settings in Ontario. Nutrition and Dietetics, 1-10.   
  • GIROUX, I., E. Pauzé, M. Rosa. (2019). Apprentissage par simulation : activité novatrice de formation interprofessionnelle sur la gestion de la dysphagie Revue canadienne de la pratique et de la recherche en diététique. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Vol. 80, 1-5.
  • Aboueid, S., C. Pouliot, B.J. Hermosura, I. Bourgeault, I. GIROUX. (2019). Dietitians' Perspectives on the Impact of Multidisciplinary Teams and Electronic Health Records on Dietetic Practice for Weight Management. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Vol. 80, 1-6.
  • Aboueid, S., Jasinska, M., Bourgeault, I., GIROUX, I. (2018). Current Weight Management Approaches Used by Primary Care Providers in Six Multidisciplinary Healthcare Settings in Ontario, Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 1-25.
  • Tarraf, D., Sanou, D., Blanchet, R., Nana, C.P., Batal, M., GIROUX, I. (2018). Prevalence and determinants of food insecurity in Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean households in Ottawa, Canada, International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 1-15.
  • AbouEid, S., C. Pouliot, I. Bourgeault, I. GIROUX. (2018). Dietetic Referral Practices for Obesity Management in Primary Healthcare: A Systemaric Review. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education. 8(1), 1-15. DOI:
  • AbouEid, S., I. Bourgeault, I. GIROUX. (2018). Nutrition and obesity care in multidisciplinary care settings in Ontario, Canada: Short duration of visits and complex health problems perceived as barriers. Preventative Medicine Reports. 10, 242-247. DOI:  
  • Blanchet, R., Nana, C.P., Sanou, D., Batal, M., GIROUX, I. (2018). Dietary acculturation among black immigrant families living in Ottawa – A qualitative study. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 57 (3), 223-245. DOI: 10.1080/03670244.2018.1455674
  • AbouEid, S., I. Bourgeault, I. GIROUX. (2018). Nutrition care practices of primary care providers for weight management in multidisciplinary primary care settings in Ontario, Canada – a qualitative study. BMC Family Practice 19(69), 1-9. DOI:
  • McManus, R., D. Miller, M. Mottola, I. GIROUX, L. Donovan. (2017). “Translating Healthy Living Messages to Postpartum Women and Their Partners After Gestational Diabetes (GDM): Body Habitus, A1C, Lifestyle Habits, and Program Engagement Results From the Families Defeating Diabetes (FDD) Randomized Trial.” American Journal of Health Promotion, 1-9.
  • Blanchet, R., Sanou, D., Batal, M., Nana, C.P., GIROUX, I. (2017). « Draw and tell » : Dietary Acculturation as Lived by Black Immigrant Children Residing in Canada, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 49(10), 838-846. DOI 10.1016/j.jneb.2017.05.355
  • Blanchet, R., Sanou, D., Nana, C.P., Pauzé, E., Batal, M., GIROUX, I. (2017). Strategies and challenges in recruiting black immigrant mothers for a community-based study on child nutritional health in Ottawa, Canada, Journal of Immigrants and Minority Health, 19(2): 367-372. Electronic publication 2016 pp. 1-6, file:///E:/CV/Publications/art%253A10.1007%252Fs10903-016-0536-6.pdf , DOI 10.1007/s10903-016-0536-6
  • Bodnaruc, A., Blanchet, R., Prud’homme, D., GIROUX, I. (2016). Nutritional modulation of endogenous glucagon-like peptide-1 secretion: a review, Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. 9;13, 92, eCollection pp. 1-16. file:///E:/CV/Publications/Nutritional%20modulation%20of%20GLP-1%20secretion_Review%202016.pdf, DOI 10.1186/s12986-016-0153-3
  • Peters, L., O’Connor, C., GIROUX, I., Teasell, R., Foley, N. (2015). Screening and assessment of nutritional status following stroke: results from a national survey of registered dietitians in Canada. Disability and Rehabilitation, DOI: 10.3109/0963828, 1-5. Retrieved from
  • McManus, R., Donovan, L., GIROUX, I., Mottola, M., Joy, T., McDonald, C., Rosas-Arellano, P. (2014). Reducing diabetes risk after gestational diabetes. Diabetes Voice. (June Supplement), 59(June), 25-28. Retrieved from
  • McManus, R., Summers, K., deVrijer, B., Cohen, N., Thompson, A., GIROUX, I. (2014). Maternal, Umbilical Arterial and Umbelical Venous 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Adipocytokine Concentrations in Pregnancies With and Without Gestational Diabetes. Clinical Endocrinology  (Accepted for publication on September 10, 2013. Published online Oct. 23, 2013.) doi: 10.1111/cen.12325, 80(5), 635-641. Retrieved from
  • Davenport, M.H., Ruchat, S.-M., GIROUX, I., Sopper, M.M., Mottola, M.F. (2013). Timing of Excessive Pregnancy-Related Weight Gain and Offspring Adiposity at Birth. Obstetrics and Gynecology. (August 2013) 122 (2, Part 1): 255-261.  DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31829a3b86, 122(2), 255-261. Retrieved from
  • McManus, R.M., Bouwmeester, A., Hinz, L., Cairiscos, V., Nairn, J, GIROUX, I. (2013). Cost of Recalled and Recommended Diets for Pregnant Women with Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes. Canadian Journal of Diabetes.  (Accepted on July 19, 2013 for publication.), 37(5), 301-304. Retrieved from
  • Ruchat, S.-M., Davenport, M.H., GIROUX, I., Batada, A., Hillier, M., Hammond, J., McManus, R., Mottola, M.F. (2012). Effect of exercise intensity and duration on capillary glucose responses in pregnant women at low and high risk for gestational diabetes. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews. (2012) 28 (8):669-678. DOI: 10.1002/dmrr.2324, 28(8), 669-678. Retrieved from
  • Ruchat, S.-M., Davenport, M.H., GIROUX, I., Hillier, M., Batada, A., Sopper, M.M., Hammond, M.S., Mottola, M.F. (2012). Nutrition and Exercise Reduce Excessive Weight Gain in Normal-Weight Pregnant Women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. (2012) 44(8):1419-1426. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31825365f1, 44(8), 1419-1426. Retrieved from
  • McManus, R, I GIROUX, A Zhou, J McLaren and J. MacLellan. (2012). Characteristics of women with recent GDM attending a postpartum diabetes prevention seminar. Canadian Journal of Diabetes. (2012) 36 (2):68-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2012.04.002, 36(2), 68-70. Retrieved from
  • Ruchat, S.-M., Davenport, M.H., GIROUX, I., Hillier, M., Batada, A., Sopper, M.M., Hammond, M.S., Mottola, M.F. (2012). Walking Program of Low or Vigorous Intensity During Pregnancy Confers an Aerobic Benefit. International Journal of Sports Medicine. (2012) 33 (08):661-666. DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1304635, 33(8), 661-666. Retrieved from
  • Davenport, M.H., GIROUX, I., Sopper, M.M., Mottola, M.F. (2011). Postpartum exercise regardless of intensity improves chronic disease risk factors. Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. (2011) 43 (6): 951-958. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182051155, 43(6), 951-958. Retrieved from;jsessionid=JUJj6ElFSbzsiu7mBAhf.20
  • Mottola, M.F., GIROUX, I., Gratton, R., Hammond, J.-A., Hanley, S., Harris, S., McManus, R., Davenport, M.H., Sopper, M.M. (2010). Nutrition and exercise prevents excess weight gain in overweight pregnant women. Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. A best practice:, 42(2), 265-272. Retrieved from
  • GIROUX, I., Lander, S., Charlesworth, S., Mottola, M.F. (2009). Weight History of Overweight Pregnant Women. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. (2009) 70 (3):127-134. DOI: 10.3148/70.3.2009.127, 70(3), 127-134. Retrieved from
  • Giroux I. 2008. Applications and Case Studies in Clinical Nutrition. 1ère Édition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, Maryland.  569 pages. ISBN -13: 978-0-7817-4674-8 
  • Giroux I. 2008. Companion Web Site for Applications and Case Studies in Clinical Nutrition. 1ère Édition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, Maryland. 
  • Giroux I. 2008. Instructors Manual for Applications and Case Studies in Clinical Nutrition.  (Online Instructors Resource). 1ère Édition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, Maryland.
Book Chapters
  • Tarraf, D., Sanou, D., GIROUX, I. (2017). Immigration and Food Insecurity: The Canadian Experience - A Literature Review, Chap. 3 in: People’s Movements in the 21st Century – Risks, Challenges and Benefits. InTech, ISBN 978-953-51-2923-3. Pp. 37-53. DOI: 10.5772/66824

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