Julia SabetTitle: Researcher School/office: School of Medical Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303498
About Julia Sabet
Julia Sabet is a researcher at the School of Medical Sciences at Örebro University, Sweden. She received her PhD in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University (Boston, USA).
Julia Sabet's research focus is in the emerging and growing field of nutritional psychiatry, which is the investigation of nutritional approaches to preventing and treating mental disorders. She is currently planning a whole-diet intervention in individuals with depression to investigate whether diet can improve depressive symptoms, and the biological mechanisms behind these effects.
The field of nutrition is growing and expanding. Whereas it was previously thought that diet could only prevent diseases, more and more evidence shows that diet can also treat diseases. While it was previously thought that diet was only relevant for physical health, there is now a wealth of evidence that diet plays an important role in mental health.
In order to improve the efficacy of dietary interventions, Julia is interested in investigating ways to improve adherence to dietary protocols. To this end, she recently completed a pilot study in which all meals were provided to participants for 8 days. Collaborating with experts in meal science and experienced chefs, great attention was given to planning the meals to ensure that they would be well-liked and have good sensory properties. Preliminary results are positive and provide a solid foundation for future studies.
Julia Sabet gives lectures in Good Clinical Practice and nutrition and inflammation at Örebro University. She has supervised several bachelor's and master's student theses as well as problem-based learning groups at the School of Medical Sciences.
Collaboration and assignments
- Former chair and founding member of the Junior Faculty at Örebro University
- Active collaboration with experts in clinical nutrition at Uppsala University