Deborah Sloboda
Professor, Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences

Dr Sloboda joined the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University in 2012 as an Associate Professor. She is an Associate member to the Depts of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Pediatrics. Dr Sloboda continues to be an Honorary Research Fellow Appointment at the Liggins Institute in New Zealand, where she maintains collaborations.
Dr Sloboda held a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Programming from 2012-2022. She was awarded the International Society of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Nick Hales Award for outstanding research contribution to developmental programming in 2015, and in 2017 won the Hamilton YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Science Trade, and Technology. Dr Sloboda is the founding co-President of the DOHaD Society of Canada, and was the Secretary of the International Society for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease for 10 years. Dr Sloboda has published >130 scientific papers in leading scientific journals and contributed to 14 books on the concept of early life origins of health and disease.
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