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Claudia Sealey-Potts

Associate Professor

Nutrition & Dietetics | Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Chronic disease prevention in children and pre-school nutrition.


Nutrition and Food Science, PhD, (2003): Auburn University, College of Human Sciences, Auburn, Alabama. 36849.


Claudia Sealey-Potts, PhD, RD is a very active, dynamic and futuristic leader, researcher and educator in the field of nutrition and dietetics. Focus areas include prevention of diet-related chronic diseases (obesity, diabetes, hypertension) in children and adolescents. Obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention and treatment in adults is also of interest. Evidence-based practice in application of medical nutrition therapy.



  • Nominated for the Piper Professor Award, 2010 - Texas.
  • Outstanding Performance in Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sam Houston State University, 2006-2007 and 2005-2006 academic years
  • Scholarship: Auburn University, Graduate Research Fellowship, 2000-2003.
  • Scholarship: Received a $50,000 scholarship from the Tobago House Of Assembly, Scarborough, Tobago
  • Scholarship: Received a $30, 000 research grant toward the completion of the dissertation.
  • Scholarship: Received in 1994 -1995 PAHO/WHO Nutrition Fellowship Awarded through the Ministry of Health, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Who’s Who among students in Colleges for the 1991 academic year; 1993 - ALPHA NU Chapter of KAPPA OMICRON NU, the National Honor Society Human Sciences.


  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), member
  • AND Evidence Analyst: (Research) American Dietetic Association. January, 2008 to present.
  • Florida Dietetic Association, member, 2011
  • Chair, Nutrition, Food and Hospitality Management, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences(AAFCS).
  • AAFCS Member 
  • Journal Reviewer for the national Family and Consumer Science Research Journal (FCSRJ). 2008- present
  • Advisory Board - Mayo Dietetic Internship, Jacksonville, Fl
  • Director-At–Large, Presidents Council Texas Dietetic Association (TDA), 2010- Jan. 2011.
  • Chair, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Colleges, Universities and Research (CUR) Community, 2009-2011.
  • Hospitality Chair, Tall Pines Dietetic Association, 2009-2010.
  • Nominating Committee, Tall Pines Dietetic Association, 2009-2010
  • Membership Committee, TDA, 2008-2010
  • Co-Chairman of the Education and Research Committee, NOBIDAN, ADA-MIG, 2007 to 2010.

Publications & Presentations

  1. Browning-Keen, Valencia and Claudia Sealey Potts. 2011. Postpartum Obesity:The Root Problem of Childhood Obesity? Forum on Public Policy Online, Vol 2011, No 1.
    (accessed September 6, 2011)
  2. Sealey-Potts, C. Assessment of Feeding Practices and Growth of Low-income Head-start Children 2010 TAFCS Research Journal, 1, 19-21.


Contact Information

Building 39, Room 3061

(904) 620-1429