Sarah Purcell

Sarah is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta (supervisor: Dr. Carla Prado). She completed her Honors Bachelors of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Florida State University, where she also received numerous scholarships from the state of Florida and the university. After graduation, she continued on and received her Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition at the same university, where she studied body composition, dietary intake, and functional status of patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis. Shortly thereafter, Sarah moved to Edmonton to complete her PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism. During her graduate studies, she has held and continues to hold various research and teaching assistantships and scholarships, has presented many scientific posters, and is also involved in leadership roles in various student organizations. Her research interests include assessing the relationships between energy balance and body composition and the consequential impact on outcomes in individuals with cancer. In her spare time, Sarah loves to do anything that involves swimming, biking, or running and has completed dozens of races ranging in length from 5ks to marathons and half-ironman triathlons