Crystal Dawn Karakochuk

Prospective Graduate Students / Postdocs

This faculty member is currently not looking for graduate students or Postdoctoral Fellows. Please do not contact the faculty member with any such requests.

Assistant Professor

Research Classification

Research Interests

Global Health and Emerging Diseases
Biochemical markers of iron status
Clinical dietetics
Determinants and causes of anemia
Inherited blood disorders (sickle cell, thalassemia, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency)
International nutrition
Maternal and child nutrition
Micronutrients (namely iron, folic acid, and zinc)
Risk-benefit of micronutrient supplementation

Relevant Degree Programs


Research Methodology

Randomized Controlled Trials
Nutritional surveys
Human intervention studies

Great Supervisor Week Mentions

Each year graduate students are encouraged to give kudos to their supervisors through social media and our website as part of #GreatSupervisorWeek. Below are students who mentioned this supervisor since the initiative was started in 2017.


Crystal has always been extremely supportive and encouraging as a supervisor. She is very easy to talk to and I always feel comfortable to go to her with questions. I know she has my best interest in mind and genuinely cares about my success as a grad student. She is definitely a great supervisor!!!

Kelsey Cochrane (2019)




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