Ruth Harvie

Assistant Professor
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J. Bruce Brown Hall
902-867-3224

Ruth Harvie is an assistant professor at St Francis Xavier University.

She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition and Postgraduate diploma in her native New Zealand at the University of Otago. She worked as a clinical dietitian for 4 years in Greymouth and for six years at Dunedin public hospital. During her 6 years at Dunedin hospital she completed a research masters investigating the clinical effectiveness of a low fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide, monosaccharide and polyol diet (FODMAP) in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

She completed a PhD in medicine at the University of Otago investigating diet, the microbiota and IBS in 2018 under the mentorship of Professor Michael Schultz and Associate Professor Jeremy Burton (Western University). The majority of data collection for her PhD was done at Western University in London, Ontario.

 

Teaching

Fall Term

  • HNU 356  Introduction to Food Service and Quantity Food Production
  • HNU 461 Nutrition in Metabolic Disease

Winter Term 

  • HNU 353 Nutritional management of human disease
  • HNU 354 Clinical nutrition I

Recent Publications

 

Harvie R, Tuck C, Schultz. Evaluation of lactulose, lactose, and fructose breath testing in clinical practice: A focus on methane. JGH Open 2020; 4(2): 198-205. 

Harvie R, Chisholm A, Bisanz J, Burton J, Herbison P, Schultz K, Schultz M. (2017). "Long-term irritable bowel syndrome symptom control with reintroduction of selected FODMAPs." World J Gastroenterol 23(25): 4632-4643.

Harvie R, Chanyi R, Burton J, Schultz M. (2017). Using the Human Gastrointestinal Microbiome to Personalize Nutrition Advice: Are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Ready for the Opportunities and Challenges? J Acad Nutr Diet 117(12): 1865-1869.

Harvie R, Walmsley R, Schultz M.  We are what our bacteria eat: the role of bacteria in personalizing nutrition therapy in gastrointestinal conditions. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 10.1111/jgh.13462

Aluzaite K, Nuttall J, O'Connor M, Harvie R, Schultz M. Quality of life in postostomy surgery patients: A cross‐sectional survey. JGH Open. 2020;4(5):987-94. doi: .org/10.1002/jgh3.12383.

Craven L, Rahman A, Nair S, Beaton M, Silverman J, Qumosani K, Hramiak I, Hegele R, Joy T, Meddings J, Urquhart B, Harvie R, McKenzie C, Summers K, Reid G, Burton J, Silverman M. Allogenic Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Patients With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Improves Abnormal Small Intestinal Permeability. Am J Gastroenterol: 2020;115(7);1055-65. doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000000661

Harvie R, Tuck C, Schultz. Evaluation of lactulose, lactose, and fructose breath testing in clinical practice: A focus on methane. JGH Open 2020; 4(2): 198-205. 

Harvie R, Chisholm A, Bisanz J, Burton J, Herbison P, Schultz K, Schultz M. (2017). "Long-term irritable bowel syndrome symptom control with reintroduction of selected FODMAPs." World J Gastroenterol 23(25): 4632-4643.

Harvie R, Chanyi R, Burton J, Schultz M. (2017). Using the Human Gastrointestinal Microbiome to Personalize Nutrition Advice: Are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Ready for the Opportunities and Challenges? J Acad Nutr Diet 117(12): 1865-1869.

Harvie R, Walmsley R, Schultz M.  We are what our bacteria eat: the role of bacteria in personalizing nutrition therapy in gastrointestinal conditions. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016. 10.1111/jgh.13462

Research Interests

  • Diet and microbiome interactions in gastrointestinal disorders
  • Foodservice strategies for reducing malnutrition in hospitals and long-term care

Student Research Projects

Rebecca Deemings, 2019-2020. Thesis. Nutrient decomposition of texture modified diets in rural Nova Scotian clinical settings: a digital food photography assessment