The University of North Florida Nutrition and Dietetics Department engages and transforms students and faculty into valued nutrition and health professionals who make significant contributions to their communities through discovery of new knowledge and commitment to service.
The University of North Florida Nutrition and Dietetics undergraduate and graduate programs are committed to transforming students into valued professionals through the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors essential for lifelong learning.
The BS/DPD and MS/DI programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext 5400. Students wishing to become registered dietitians will also need to complete a post-baccalaureate degree experience in an ACEND accredited internship (supervised practice) program and pass a national registration exam. Internships are competitive in nature and range from 6 months to 2 years in length. Most of these programs require that applicants utilize a centralized computer matching process called D&D Digital.
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PhD, RDN, LD/N, FADA
Professor and Chair
firstname.lastname@example.org | Ph: (904)
620-1700 | Office: 39/3051
Research Interests: Food and culture, nutrition education, health
disparities, cultural competency.
Catherine Christie, PhD, RDN, LD/N, FAND
email@example.com | Ph:
(904) 620-2810 | Office: 39/3031
Research Interests: Overweight and obesity prevention and treatment,
nutrition in chronic disease prevention and treatment, and interprofessional collaboration
in education and healthcare.
Claudia Sealey-Potts, PhD, RDN, LD/N, FAND
Associate Professor and MS/DI & ISPP Director
Ph: (904) 620-1429 | Office: 39/3061
Research Interests: Chronic disease prevention in children and
Jacqueline Shank, MS, RDN, LD/N
Senior Instructor and Undergraduate Program Director
firstname.lastname@example.org | Ph: (904)
620-2328 | Office: 39/3014
Research Interests: Nutrition Education, Integrative and Functional
Nutrition, Food Science and recipe modification with functional ingredients.
Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD/N
Assistant Professor and DCN Director
email@example.com | Ph: (904) 620-1436
| Office: 39/3026 (inside 39/3025)
Research Interests: Food insecurity, HIV disease, program outcomes
research, international nutrition.
Zhiping Yu, PhD, RDN, LD/N
Assistant Professor and MS Nutrition Program Director
firstname.lastname@example.org | Ph: (904) 620-1442 |
Office: 39/3044 (inside 3042)
Research Interests: Obesity, childhood obesity, eating disorders,
chronic disease prevention.
Andrea Altice, MS, RDN, LD/N
Instructor and Food Lab Coordinator
email@example.com | Ph: (904)
620-5044 | Office: 39/3013
Research Interests: Nutrition Education.
Andrea Arikawa, PhD, MPH, RDN
Ph: (904) 620-1433 | Office: 39/3027 (inside 39/3025)
Research Interests: Basic science and laboratory work, clinical
trials and translation of research findings to a community setting and public
health. The primary area of interest is nutrition and lifestyle modification
as it relates to inflammation, oxidative stress, and chronic disease,
especially obesity and cancer, and the relationship between the gut
microflora and dietary factors.
Jenna Braddock, MSH, CSSD, RDN
Instructor and Community Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org | Ph:
(904) 620-5231 | Office: 39/3072
Research Interests: Community-based learning, entrepreneurship,
sports nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition education
Alireza Jahan-mihan, PhD, RDN
| Ph: (904) 620-5359 | Office: 39/3057
Research Interests: Bioactive components and disease prevention and
treatment, development, adulthood, aging, metabolic syndrome, nutrigenomics.
Corinne Labyak, PhD, RDN
email@example.com | Ph: (904)
620-5725 | Office: 39/3055
Research Interests: Childhood obesity, anthropometrics, and
prevention of obesity and cardiometabolic disease.
Frances Siver, MS, RDN, LD/N
firstname.lastname@example.org | Ph: (904)
620-5164 | Office: 39/3056A
Research Interests: Nutrition Intervention targeting Inflammation and
Oxidation, Vitamin D, Integrative and Functional Nutrition Approaches to
Jill Snyder, MSH, RDN, LD/N
Instructor and HUN2201 Coordinator
email@example.com | Ph:
(904) 620-1468 | Office: 39/3029
Research Interests: Eating disorders, intuitive eating, counseling.
Kristen Hicks, PhD, RD, LD
Ph: (904) 620-1700 | Office: 39/3058A
Research Interests: Nutrition Education for Healthcare Professionals,
Online Continuing Education, Interprofessional Collaboration on Nutrition
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