Dr. Laura Chiavaroli is a Clinical Trialist and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto. Laura’s primary research interests over the past 10 years have been in the field of nutrition and cardiometabolic health, specifically on carbohydrate nutrition and obesity and diabetes. Alongside her mentor, Dr. David Jenkins with whom she completed her MSc and PhD, Laura gained vast experience working with the Portfolio Diet, Glycemic Index and on carbohydrates and sugars. Laura also has robust experience in nutritional epidemiology, specifically in the conduct of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, from her work with Dr. John Sievenpiper, her current mentor. Laura also has a great interest in education and mentorship. Laura’s overall goal is to elucidate important public health concerns regarding dietary carbohydrates and cardiometabolic health and influence public policy and nutrition guidelines in order to improve the health of Canadians and reduce the risk of chronic diseases, as well as to inspire students and others along the way.