Dr. Zahra Ezzat Zadeh is a clinical scientist with a PhD. in Nutrition and Food Sciences from Florida State University and a MS. in Nutrition, Metabolism and Genetics from University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. She has completed her postdoctoral training at Cedars Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute in Beverly Hills and UCLA Center for Human Nutrition in Los Angeles. She is affiliated with Center for Human Nutrition at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine were she conducted clinical trials investigating the functionality of food, metabolic inflammation and microbiome.
Dr. Ezzat Zadeh’s research is focused on using dietary interventions to prevent and treat metabolic and/or chronic disease conditions. Her work involves investigating the role of bioactive components of foods on both whole body and tissue specific biochemical, physiological and metabolic regulation. Her novel research on inflammation and altered body composition during menopausal transition has received multiple awards and recognition. She is the recipient of The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) award for her work on altered metabolism following high fat diet induced insulin resistant heart.
Beyond her research projects, Dr. Ezzat Zadeh is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN); a member of US Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and College of Dietitians of British Columbia in Canada. She is an expert in knowledge translation with years of experience in translating the latest findings in food and nutrition sciences into therapeutic diets to improve the quality of patient care and the treatment options available for people diagnosed with chronic disease conditions.