Treena Delormier

Adjunct Professor

Centre for Indigenous Peoples Nutrition and Environment (CINE) McGill University

Treena Delormier

Adjunct Professor

Centre for Indigenous Peoples Nutrition and Environment (CINE) McGill University

Biography

Treena Delormier is Kanienkeháka (Mohawk) from the Kahnwake reserve located on the St.Lawrence River near Montreal, QC. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Department of Public Health Sciences. She teaches and advises students in the Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health Master of Public Health specialization. Her research with Indigenous communities is community based, uses participatory approaches and privileges Indigenous knowledge. Dr. Delormier’s research interests include food, nutrition and health, social perspectives of food, indigenous research methodologies, qualitative methodologies, public health and health promotion, food security, traditional food systems, diabetes and obesity prevention, and aboriginal conceptions of health. Dr. Delormier has done research with Indigenous communities in Canada and in Hawaii. Her current projects aim to translate community understandings of health issues to guide actions to support healthy lifestyles at the community level, and aim to use social perspectives and theories of food choice to better understand the lived experience of food insecurity at the family level. Dr. Delormier holds bachelor and master degrees in nutrition from McGill. She completed her master degree McGill University's Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE). She has PhD in Public Health (Health Promotion) from University of Montréal, Canada. “In my research and professional work, I strive to use respectful approaches toward building understandings and knowledge that will serve to support indigenous peoples’ goals for well-being and self-governance now and for future generations”