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Milly Ryan-Harshman

Associate Teaching Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

Science Building - Room 2012
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5334

Research and expertise

  • Background and interests

    A former public health nutritionist, Dr. Ryan-Harshman consulted with the agriculture and food industry and developed continuing education programs for physicians and pharmacists from 1996 to 2011. She has also participated in research about nutritional genomics and dietetic professional practice with Dr. Ellen Vogel and other colleagues within Canada. She currently teaches academic writing and ethics in the Faculty of Health Sciences. As part of her university work, Dr. Ryan-Harshman contributes to the development of learning objects to enhance students’ online learning, and regularly uses technology in the classroom and online. She has written for both public and scientific audiences; some of her recent publications she has co-authored include a series of articles on the Dietary Reference Intakes, a literature review on the impact of nutritional genomics on dietetic practice, and a book chapter on nutritional genomics. She has been invited to speak at the International Congress of Dietetics (Manila and Chicago), The Nutrition Society (London), and various national conferences in Canada.

    Dr. Ryan-Harshman is interested in the development of knowledge pathways and translation of new nutrition knowledge via:

    • Scientific writing – nutritional epidemiology, antioxidant nutrition, functional foods, nutritional genomics.
    • Development of continuing education programs for health professionals – vitamin and mineral nutrition.
    • Public speaking and writing – nutritional genomics, functional foods.


  • Courses taught

    Courses taught (past and present) at the undergraduate level:

    • Academic Writing: Perspectives in Health
    • Ethics
    • Information and Communication Technology in Health Care
    • Introduction to Health Care Systems
    • Nutrition and Health
    • Nutrition for Nursing Practice