Tracey Galloway

Associate Professor, Chair, Mississauga Campus (UTM)
HSC354 (Main), HSC419 (Lab), AP 334 (St. George)
(905) 828-5469


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Research Keywords: Indigenous health, circumpolar populations, nutrition transition, food security, chronic disease, child growth, public health policy

Research Region: Northern Canada


The focus of my research program is the assessment of chronic disease risk and the reduction of the impact of chronic disease through applied and health policy research to reduce health inequities and promote health system improvement in northern Indigenous populations. Assessment research examines patterns of child growth and nutrition; prevalence of overweight and obesity; and incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases such diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease and cancer in Indigenous populations. Related methodological research examines the use of international reference standards for growth and obesity assessment in Indigenous populations. Applied research investigates the impact of community-based nutrition, physical activity and hunter-education programs on health patterns among Inuit children and youth. Health policy research examines the impact of federal health and food subsidy policy in northern Indigenous communities with the goals of increasing community access to federal health programs and reducing food insecurity.


Ph.D., McMaster University, 2008


2021      Monteith H, Galloway T, Hanley A. Protocol for a scoping review of the qualitative literature on Indigenous infant feeding experiencesBMJ Open 11:e043476 (12 pages).

2020      Wilson A, Levkoe CZ, Andree P, Skinner S, Spring A, Wesche S, Galloway T. Strengthening sustainable Northern food systems: federal policy constraints and potential opportunitiesArctic 73(3):292-311. 

2020      McKerracher L, Fried RL, Kim AW, Moffat T, Sloboda DM, Galloway T. Synergies between the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Framework and multiple branches of evolutionary anthropologyEvolutionary Anthropology 29:214-9. 

2020      Galloway T, Horlick S, Cherba M, Cole M, Woodgate R, Healey Akearok G. Perspectives of Nunavut patients and families on their cancer and end of life care experiencesInternational Journal of Circumpolar Health 79:1766319 (12 pages). 

2019      Fafard-St. Germain AA, Galloway T, Tarasuk V. Food insecurity in Nunavut following the introduction of Nutrition North CanadaCanadian Medical Association Journal 191:E552-8. 

2018      Nykiforuk CIJ, Atkey K, Brown S, Caldwell W, Galloway T, Gilliland J, McGavock J, Kongats K, Raine KD. Evidence synthesis: Promotion of physical activity in rural, remote, and northern settings: a Canadian Call to ActionHealth Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada 38(11):419-35. 

2017      Mosby I, Galloway T. “The abiding condition was hunger”: Assessing the long-term biological and health effects of malnutrition and hunger in Canada’s residential schools. British Journal of Canadian Studies, 30(2):147-62.

2017      Widener MJ, Galloway T. Examining how residents are affected by runway infrastructure and arrival reliability in fly-in only communities in the Canadian north. Arctic 70(3):249-58.

2017      Mosby I, Galloway T. “Hunger was never absent”: How residential school diets shaped current patterns of diabetes among Indigenous peoples in Canada. Can Med Assoc J 189:E1043-5. 

2017      Galloway T. Canada’s northern food subsidy Nutrition North Canada: a comprehensive program evaluation. Int J Circumpolar Health 76(1):1279451. 

2016      Galloway, Johnson R. Editorial: Use of archival data on Indian residential schools. Int J Circumpolar Health 75:32591.

2015      Galloway T, Johnson-Down L, Egeland GM. Socioeconomic and cultural correlates of diet quality in the Canadian Arctic: Results from the 2007-8 Inuit Health Survey. Can J Diet Pract Res 76(3):117-25. Galloway T. 2014. Commentary: Is the Nutrition North Canada retail subsidy program meeting the goal of making nutritious and perishable food more accessible and affordable in the North? Can J Public Health105(5):e395-e397.

2013      Galloway T, Moffat T. “Not neutral ground”: Exploring school as a site for childhood obesity intervention and prevention programs. In Reconstructing Obesity: The Meaning of Measures and the Measure of Meanings, Anthropology of Food and Nutrition Series: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Obesity Research, Vol. 2, McCullough M, Harding J (Eds), pp. 169-98. New York: Berghahn.

2012      Galloway T, Young K, Bjerregaard P. Anthropometry in the circumpolar Inuit. In Handbook of Anthropometry: Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease, Preedy VR (Ed.), 2543-2560. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

2012      Galloway T, Niclasen BVL, Muckle G, Egeland GM, Young K. Growth measures among preschool-age Inuit children living in Canada and Greenland. Scandinavian J Public Health 40:712-7.

2012      Galloway T, Blackett H, Chatwood S, Jeppessen C, Kandola K, Bjerregaard P. Obesity studies in the circumpolar Inuit: A scoping review. Int J Circumpolar Health 71:18698.

2011      Galloway T, Chateau-Degat ML, Egeland GM, Young TK. Does sitting height affect estimates of obesity prevalence among Canadian Inuit? Results from the 2007-8 Inuit Health Survey. Am J Human Biol 23:655–63.

2010      Galloway T, Young TK, Egeland GM. Emerging obesity among preschool-aged Canadian Inuit children: results from the Nunavut Inuit Child Health Survey. Int J Circumpolar Health 69(2):151-7.

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