Ellen Gregg

PhD Student
Ellen sitting in front of a garden

Ellen is a PhD student in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo. She is a Registered Dietitian and has a background in public health nutrition, which fostered her research interest in utilizing land use planning to improve diet quality in children and youth in Ontario.

Ellen's interests include the link between food environments, diet quality and health outcomes, social influences on diet quality, and cognitive bias as it relates to policy acceptance.

Ellen completed a Masters in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph, under the supervision of Dr. Paula Brauer. Her master's thesis utilized quantitative and qualitative methods to validate a tool to collect accurate weight history data.


  • Gregg, E., Chen,T.(2017). Understanding Healthy Food Environments in Public Health Practice. Environmental Health Review;60(4):88-92, https://doi.org/10.5864/d2017-029

Conference Presentations

  • Gregg, E., Brauer, P., Sheeska, J. (2005). Weight History: Life Events Calendar. Poster presentation at the Dietitians of Canada conference. Toronto, ON.