• Casey, Linda


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Director, Complex Nutrition and Feeding Service, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations

    BSc, MD, FRCPC, MSc

    Primary Area of Research
    Healthy Starts
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    (604) 875-2345 ext. 5113
    Lab Phone
    Cheryl Lockman
    Assistant Phone
    (604) 875-2345 ext. 7464MN
    Mailing Address

    BC Children's Hospital
    Room K4-218 
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Nutrition
    • Pediatrics 
    • Premature 
    • Body composition 
    • Intestinal failure

    My clinical work is all centred around the nutritional care of children with medical illness, and my research interests come directly out of my clinical work. Nutritional assessment to understand the needs of medically complicated children, and nutrition support to try to meet those needs drive all the research questions that I explore.

    Current Projects

    No current active research, as I arrived in Vancouver in September 2012 with a primarily clinical mandate.Have just been accepted as a participant site for the Industry Sponsored trial "A 24-Week Double-blind Safety, Efficacy, and Pharmacodynamic Study Investigating Two Doses of Teduglutide in Pediatric Subjects through 17 Years of Age with Short Bowel syndrome who are Dependent on Parental Support," to begin in 2016.

    Selected Publications

    Gonzalez Ballesteros LF. Ma NS, Gordon RJ. Ward L. Backeljauw P. Wasserman H. Weber DR, DiMeglio LA, Gagne J. Stein R. Cody D. Simmons K.  Zimakas P. Topor LS, Agrawal S, Calabria A, Tebben P. Faircloth R, Imel EA, Casey L, Carpenter TO. "Unexpected widespread hypophosphatemia and bone disease associated with elemental formula use in infants and children." Bone. 2017 Mar. 21. PMID: 28167344

    Sigalet DL, Brindle M, Boctor D, Casey L, Dicken B, Butterworth S, Lam V, de Heuvel E, Hartmann B, Holst J.  A Safety and Dosing Study of Glucagon-Like Peptide 2 in Children with Intestinal Failure.  J Parenter Enteral Nutr, Oct 15 Epub ahead of print, 2015. PMID: 26471991  

    Candace A Haddock, Jennifer D Stanger; Susan G Albersheim; Linda M Casey, Sonia A. Butterworth. Mucous Fistula Refeeding in Neonates with Enterostomies., J Pediatric Surgery, 50(5):779, 2015. PMID: 25783364 

    Kaplan, BJ, Giesbrecht BF, Leung BM, Field CJ, Dewey D, Bell RC, Manca DP, O’Beirne M, Johnston DW, Pop VJ, Singhal N, Gagnon L, Bernier FP, Eliasziw M, McCargar LJ, Kooistra L, Farmer A, Cantell M, Goonewardene L, Casey LM, Letrourneau N, Martin JW; APrON Study Team.  The Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APrON) cohort study: rationale and methods.  Matern Child Nutr 10(1): 44-60, 2014. PMID: 22805165

    Cuvelier GD, Baker TJ, Peddie EF, Casey LM, Lambert PJ, Distefano DS, Wardle MG, Mychajlunow BA, Romanick MA, Dix DB, Wilson BA.  A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of megestrol acetate as an appetite stimulant in children with weight loss due to cancer and/or cancer therapy.  Pediatr Blood Cancer  61(4): 672, 2014. PMID: 24167059

    Robinson JL, Casey LM, Huynh HQ, Spady DW.  Prospective Cohort Study of the Outcome of and Risk Factors for Intravascular Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Children with Intestinal Failure. J Parenter Enteral Nutr 38 (5): 625, 2013. PMID: 24376135

    Casey L.  Caring for children with phenylketonuria.  Can Fam Physician 59(8):  837-40, 2013. PMID: 23946023

    Li Chenfei, McCargar Linda J, Casey Linda M.  Infant body composition in the PEA POD®era:  what have we learned and where do we go from here?  J DOHaD.  4(2): 116-120, 2013. PMID: 25054677

    Pabayo Roman, Spence John C, Cutumisu Nicoleta, Casey Linda, Storey Kate.  Sociodemographic, behavioural and environmental correlates of sweetened beverage consumption among pre-school children.  Pub Health Nutr  15(8):1338-46, 2012.  Epub 2012 Jan 24. PMID: 22269184 

    Pabayo R, Spence J, Casey L, Storey K.  Food consumption patterns of preschool children.  Can J Dietetic Pract and Res, 73(2);66-71, 2012. PMID: 22668839 

    Spence JC, Carson V, Casey L, Boule N. Examining behavioural susceptibility to obesity among Canadian pre-school children: The role of eating behaviours. Int J   Pediatr Obes. Jun 6 (2-2) e501-7, 2011. PMID: 20831463

    Honours & Awards
    Research Group Members