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Milena Katz

RESEARCHER PROFILE

PhD Scholar

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Milena is a dual qualified Accredited Practising Dietitian and high school science teacher. Milena has wide ranging experience in clinical nutrition and education of health care professionals. Since 2008 she has worked for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and is currently the Community Program Manager at the Multicultural Health Service. Milena is interested in food and evolution, complementary medicine and anti-ageing. She is passionate about spreading the word on good nutrition particularly about the nutrition status of older adults and for those that are residents of aged care facilities. Milena was a spokesperson for the Dietitian’s Association of Australia for 8 years and has worked with print media, radio and television to promote good nutrition to the Australian public. Her PhD focuses on nutrition, inflammation, frailty and the microbiome.

Projects Milena Katz is currently involved with

CURRENT PROJECTS

Ageing Well In Australia

This project is underway and is recruiting 125 adults aged 60-70 from multicultural backgrounds. The interviews are conducted online on zoom and standardised surveys as well as qualitative questions are administered. A Dietary Inflammatory Index will be calculated via a collaboration with the University of South Carolina.

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Ageing Well In Australia

Frailty, Ageing and Inflammation Trial for Health

Commencing in 2021, this open labelled pilot randomised controlled trial will look at the impact of fibre and antioxidants on frailty, inflammation and the microbiome.

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Frailty, Ageing and Inflammation Trial for Health

RESEARCH TEAM

PUBLICATIONS

A Scoping Review of the Evidence on Health Promotion Interventions for Reducing Waterpipe Smoking: Implications for Practice.

Gardner K, Kearns R, Woodland L, Silveira M, Hua M, Katz M, Takas K, McDonald J

Shaping interventions to address waterpipe smoking in Arabic-speaking communities in Sydney, Australia: a qualitative study.

Kearns R, Gardner K, Silveira M, Woodland L, Hua M, Katz M, Takas K, McDonald J, Harris-Roxas B

Our findings suggest that until waterpipe smoking is perceived as a problem, community readiness for accepting health promotion interventions will be limited. Interventions should focus on debunking the myths that contribute toward a reduced perception of harm. A culturally sensitive approach, that considers the cultural connection to waterpipe smoking, should be taken toward the development and implementation of interventions.