Rajavel Elango

University of British Columbia

Dr. Elango is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and School of Population and Public Health, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He is also an Investigator at the Research Institute, BC Children's Hospital.


Dr. Elango’s research program focuses on identification of dietary requirements for protein and amino acids, and protein quality of foods during key stages of growth and development, such as pregnancy, lactation and in childhood malnutrition using state-of-the-art stable isotope techniques.


Dr. Elango is a Deputy Editor (Reviews) for the British Journal of Nutrition, and a Section Editor for the Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care. He is a member of the American Society for Nutrition and Canadian Nutrition Society. Dr. Elango has been part of the United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 2014 and 2017 Expert Working Group on protein quality of foods.