Graduate Student, Allied Health Sciences (Affiliate)
I am a Registered Dietitian working to obtain my Masters in Health Promotion. I am interested in improving the health and nutritional status of individuals in the clinical and community settings, more specifically, improving childhood obesity and other chronic pediatric conditions through nutrition education. My graduate research is being completed under Dr. Valerie Duffy and funded by SNAP-Ed. I am involved in a nutrition study at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, which aims to determine the correlation between waist circumference/BMI and children’s food preferences, as well as provide nutrition education. I am also fortunate to be working with Dr. Carolyn Lin from the Department of Communication to develop and evaluate a nutrition education Smartphone application for young adults. Finally, I am working with Extension Educator Tina Fox Dugdale and her colleague Donna Zigmont to complete additional SNAP-Ed work and oversee community work of the undergraduate Coordinated Dietetic students and Dietetic Interns. My undergraduate experience in the Coordinated Dietetics Program allowed me to work in a variety of settings and has given me much insight on the importance of health promotion, intervention and prevention. I aim to further advance nutrition and health in this community through my graduate research and affiliation with InCHIP.
University of Connecticut – BS in Dietetics, 2014
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