Heather Keller

Heather Keller, PhD, RD, FDC

University of Waterloo

Principal Investigator:

2017 Knowledge Translation Grant — More-2-Eat Phase 2: spread and scaling up of improved nutrition care processes to detect and treat malnutrition for older adults in hospital (KT2017-01)

2014 (Fall) Strategic Impact Grant — More-2-Eat: Nutrition care pathway and optimized protein supplementation for malnourished elderly patients (SIG 2014F-08)

2013 Catalyst Grant Program — Nutrition Care Pathway for Hospitalized Older Adults: Content validation and feasibility testing (CAT 2013-28) 


2020 Summer Student Award — Cindy Wei

Heather Keller RD PhD is the Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging at the University of Waterloo. She is an internationally recognized expert in geriatric nutrition, assessment, and treatment.  Research areas are focused on nutrition risk and malnutrition identification and treatment across health care sectors; improving nutrition care in hospital; self-management and using screening in the community to improve nutritional status; institutional food and promoting and improving food intake, especially for vulnerable older adults, including those living with dementia. Professor Keller has led several national research and knowledge translation projects, including the landmark Nutrition Care in Canadian Hospitals, More-2-Eat and Making the Most of Mealtimes in Long Term Care studies. Professor Keller has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and translates much of this evidence into practice with tools and resources.  As a founding member and past chair/co-chair (2009-2018) of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force, she is involved in translating research into practice and advocating for improvements in nutrition care. She is currently the chair of the primary care working group for CMTF and involved in several national and international expert groups advancing the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition.