Dr.Meghan Azad studies the developmental origins of health and diseases (DOHaD), focusing on the role of prenatal nutrition, breastfeeding and human milk composition. Her research program aims to clarify the influence of breastfeeding on infant health and development, identify the bioactive components of human milk that underlie these associations, and determine how maternal characteristics including prenatal nutrition influence breastfeeding, milk composition and infant health. She is the Manitoba Co-Lead with the national Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study, and a Secretary for the International Society of Research in Human Milk and Lactation.