Meghan McGee

Meghan McGee
University of Toronto | U of T · Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Doctor of Philosophy

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Background Mechanisms responsible for associations between intake of mother's milk (MM) in very low birth weight (VLBW, <1500 grams) infants and later neurodevelopment are poorly understood. It is proposed that early nutrition may affect neurodevelopmental pathways by altering gene expression through epigenetic modification. Variation in DNA methyl...
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Suboxone (buprenorphine-naloxone) is an opioid product approved in the US and Canada for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The drug is considered an important response to the opioid overdose epidemic with consistent calls for wider prescribing and deregulation. The history of Suboxone regulation in Canada has not been critically examined. Part...
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Children born very low birth weight (VLBW, <1,500 g) are at high risk for cognitive and academic difficulties later in life. Although early nutrition (e.g., breastfeeding) is positively correlated with IQ in children born VLBW, the association between dietary intake in childhood and cognitive performance is unknown. Thus, our study is the first to...
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Very low birth weight (VLBW, <1500 g) infants are at an elevated risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, later obesity and cardiometabolic disease; if and how neurodevelopmental disorders impact chronic disease risk is poorly understood. The most common neurodevelopmental disorders experienced by VLBW children are those of social-emotional functionin...
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Background: Very low birth weight (VLBW; <1500 g) infants have increased adiposity and metabolic disease risk in adulthood. Limited evidence suggests low-quality childhood diets are a predisposing risk factor. Despite this, to our knowledge no study has yet examined associations between diet quality and body composition in VLBW individuals. Objec...
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Background: Few studies have investigated how lifestyle is associated with body composition in children born very low birth weight (VLBW, <1500 g), a population at increased risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome in later life. Objectives: Determine how time spent in physical activity, sedentary time, and sleep are associated with body compositi...
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Background: Many mothers of very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants (<1500 g) are unable to provide sufficient breast milk, and supplemental pasteurized donor human milk (donor milk) or preterm formula is required. The composition of donor milk differs from that of mother's milk and infants fed with donor milk often exhibit slower growth during hospi...
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Vitamin D is a prohormone that is essential to good health. As very few foods (fish, egg yolks, milk) are rich in vitamin D, the main source of the vitamin is synthesized in the skin in the presence of ultraviolet B rays from sunlight. However, due to Canada's northern latitude, sufficient amounts of vitamin D cannot be synthesized using sunlight d...
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The fetal origins of health and disease framework has identified extremes in fetal growth and birth weight as factors associated with the lifelong generation of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension. Maternal nutrition plays a critical role in fetal and placental development, in part by providing the m...

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This animated video was created to explore the impact of stigma on all aspects of treatment for people living with opioid use disorder. It was created in collaboration with academics, clinicians, and people with lived experience. This video was endorsed and disseminated widely to both national and international audiences and is supported by the Canadian Mental Health Association. To learn more, please visit https://subjectmatter.ca/work/beyond-stigma/