Dylan MacKay has a background in nutritional biochemistry and is an Assistant Professor in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, and a clinical trialist at the George and Fay Yee Center for Healthcare Innovation, at the University of Manitoba. His research focuses on lifestyle interventions for chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Dylan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 13 and this experience has strongly shaped his approach to research. He supports person-oriented clinical trials where members of the population of interest contribute to, or are partners in, the research process. He is interested in how changes in diet and physical activity can modify chronic disease trajectories, both at the individual and community level.