Noah Cooke, MPhil

Noah is a part-time research assistant with the Global Food System & Policy Research group. Noah’s work on the International Food Policy Study is examining the environmental impacts of dietary patterns in Canada.

Noah brings a background bridging public health and biomedical science. After investigating the role of the gut microbiota in depression in a CIHR funded MSc at the University of Calgary, Noah completed an MPhil in Population Health Sciences at the University of Cambridge, UK. There, Noah studied how responsible investment strategies have been used by investment firms in the UK to target public health nutrition. Recently, with the NUPENS group at the University of Sao Paulo, Noah analysed the effects of ultra-processed food intake on sleep and weight gain in the Nutrinet-Brasil cohort study.

Noah’s interests lie in evaluating interventions to improve the food system and the role of public reasoning in designing these interventions.