Dr. Aghdassi is an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto in Canada. She is also an Affiliated Scientist at the Women’s College Research Institute, a Registered Dietitian and a Senior Scientific Associate at The University Health Network. Dr. Aghdassi obtained a doctoral degree in Nutritional Sciences from The University of Toronto in 1995. She has then immediately started her research and been actively involved in research related to Nutrition, Metabolism and Quality of Life in the field of chronic diseases in Canada. She has brought a unique and original contribution to research in HIV using her skills as a translational researcher and nutritionist. Dr. Aghdassi has 44 publications in peer-reviewed journals and presented more than 150 abstracts at national and international scientific meetings many of which are related to HIV with focus on nutrition and lifestyle behaviors in improving oxidative stress, insulin resistance, and fatty liver disease.