Dr. Meghan Azad is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba and holds a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease. She leads a dynamic team that studies infant nutrition and the microbiome (www.azadlab.ca). Dr. Azad co-leads the Manitoba site of the CHILD Cohort Study (www.childstudy.ca), following 3,500 Canadian children to understand the developmental origins of health and disease and is leveraging this study to investigate COVID-19 impacts on these children. She was recognized among Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network in 2020.